Although Loyola already has a comprehensive Entertainment/Media Law program, the sometimes distinct nature of business transactions and disputes in professional and amateur sports prompted the creation of a subconcentration in Sports Law. The rigorous curriculum provides course coverage for students interested in representing athletes, teams, leagues and other businesses with regard to antitrust, contract, labor, trademark, tort and other legal issues in the sports industry. Students in this subconcentration can also benefit from attending the Loyola Sports Law Institute's symposia and speaker programs which feature prominent members of the sports law community addressing cutting edge matters of law and policy. Students will also complete an externship to satisfy a "capstone" requirement designed to provide valuable practical experience. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for those who wish to pursue careers in the diverse areas of sports law.
Eligibility & Recognition:
Students may apply to participate in the Concentration at the end of their first year (end of 3rd semester for part-time students) and must be in good academic standing. Students who earn a GPA of A- or better in all courses taken towards completion of the Concentration are eligible for honors recognition on their transcripts upon graduation. The GPA within the Concentration will be based on all the courses which are eligible for concentration credit. Students have the option of requesting their transcript reflect their completion of the Concentration, their GPA within the concentration curriculum, or a specialty, where applicable.
Core foundation requirements
Advanced Required Courses
Advanced Electives (Two electives required.)
- Television Programming & Finance Seminar
- Reality TV & New Media Production and Distribution
- Laws of Videogames & Online Virtual Worlds
- Digital Media & the Law
- Right of Publicity or "Celebrity Rights" seminar
Required Experiential Component
Externship: All Entertainment/Media Concentration (Sports Law sub-Concentration) students will be required to complete an internship in a related industry (sports, TV, trademark or merchandising) through the existing Entertainment Law Practicum program or through Loyola’s externship program. Externships must be approved by the sub-Concentration Advisor.
Negotiation Competition Team: We are exploring the possibility of one or more negotiation competition teams to participate in an Entertainment Negotiation competition. Students in this sub-Concentration should be strongly advised to try out for such a team where possible.
For questions, contact the Sports Law sub-Concentration Faculty Advisor, Prof. Dan Lazaroff at 213.736.1156 or Daniel.Lazaroff @lls.edu
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