LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law

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Available only at The University of Miami School of Law, and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, students study this combined graduate degree to focus on areas of law that in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting. Hands-on, practical learning teaches skills of high value which can provide the tipping point for attorneys contending for jobs in very competitive areas.

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Who Should Consider This Degree?

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Tracks at a Glance

Students get a wide-range of skills in the interconnecting areas of entertainment, arts and sports law while honing their specific area of interest with a choice of three specializations:

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Entertainment & Media Law in the Digital Age
  • Intro to TV, Legal and Business Affairs
  • Negotiating & Drafting for the Business of Entertainment
  • Practicum

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  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Art Law
  • Negotiating & Drafting - Art
  • Practicum

Learn More & See Electives

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Sports Law
  • Negotiating & Drafting Sports Venue Agreements
  • Purchase & Sale of a Minor League Baseball Team
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Practicum

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Options for International Students

Lorena Senra

"I want a high-quality education before I start working. My plans are to stay in the USA and pursue a career as a lawyer because this country has opportunities that I will not find anywhere else."

Lorena Senra
University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain
Intensive Legal English + J.D./LL.M. in Entertainment Arts and Sports Law

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  • Complete the Joint J.D./LL.M. Program

    International lawyers can also enroll in the joint degree program without fulfilling requirements for the N.Y. Bar.

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  • Study the EASL LL.M. + Intensive Legal English

    This option is designed for students who would benefit from improving their English proficiency before they begin their regular LL.M. studies. It starts in the Spring semester.

    During the first spring semester, students focus on achieving the English-language and communication skills necessary to be successful in the LL.M. program. Students take courses in:

    • Oral Communication
    • English for Law
    • Introduction to Legal Communication and Writing
    • Research Skills

    After successful completion of their first semester, students join the incoming EASL LL.M. class in the Fall semester and proceed with the regular course of studies without having to re-take the TOEFL or Academic IELTS test.

  • Sit for New York Bar Exam

    International students have the option to do a special course of study in the LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law to accumulate enough credits to comply with the State Board of Law Examiners’ requirements to qualify to sit for the New York Bar Exam. Learn more about bar admissions for foreign lawyers.

    These students still complete the LL.M. in the same two-semester period and earn the same degree, receiving immersion in core courses and applicable industry law taught by prominent practitioners. They receive rigorous practical skills training and participate in the mentorship program, site visits, guest speaker series and practicum experience.

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Miami is a vibrant, growing business center for entertainment, arts and sports

Miami is particularly a gateway to Latin America. Entertainment companies engaged here in motion picture, television and music production and distribution include Telemundo, Univision, HBO Latin America, Viacom International, Sony, and BBC Latin America.

For art, Miami is the exclusive American host of Art Basel with more than 250 of the world's leading galleries participating, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year. Miami is also home to professional sports franchises in baseball, football, basketball and hockey, and may soon be home to a fifth (i.e., soccer) and hosts the prestigious Miami Open of professional tennis.

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