Entertainment and Sports Law Society Annual Conference

Entertainment and Sports Law Society Annual Conference

In 1997, the Entertainment and Sports Law Society hosted its first Conference. Since then, it has grown into a full-scale event where law students and professionals take part in a forum to discuss current legal issues in sports, entertainment, intellectual property, the arts, and the media. Some of the most well-known local and national attorneys, faculty, agents, legal advisers, athletes, and entertainers serve as panelists, lead Q-and-A sessions, and foster academic debate. Additionally, the Conference offers students a venue to network with professionals in careers of interest and it enables alumni and local firms to connect with aspiring attorneys and agents.

2016 ESLS Conference - April 7-8 (Register)

"From New York to Hollywood to Miami: An International Legal Conference on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports"

In 2016, Miami Law's Entertainment and Sports Law Society, in conjunction with The American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M., will present the conference at the University of Miami School of Law. 



  • Agents and Compliance
  • Career Counseling for Law Students
  • Preserving Confidentiality and Protecting Wealth for the High-Profile Sports and Entertainment Client
  • Plenary Sports Roundup, Including NCAA Case Round-Up and the Role of the Commissioner in Professional Sports
  • Music Touring and Music Festivals
  • Representation of Reality Television and On-Camera Personalities
  • Case Law and Issues Updates in Entertainment Litigation
  • Copyright and Trademark Litigation


  • Valuation of Intellectual Property Assets
  • Ethics in Entertainment Law: a Practical Approach to Client Representation and Avoiding Malpractice Traps
  • Growth of the Latin Entertainment Business
  • Sounds Heard Round the World: International Film. Television, ISP and Digital Media Music Issues
  • Legal and Business Aspects of Literary Publishing
  • Presidential Campaigns and Television

Program specifics will be posted in February.

This year's event has been expanded to two-days and will have over 50 attorneys and business professionals. It will also include two separate opportunities for students to network with entertainment and sports law professionals during the Law Student Career Counseling and Mentoring Sessions, presented by SESAC. 

15 CLE credits pending approval

CLE Credit: The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, Hi, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY.