Offered only at The University of Miami School of Law and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, this LL.M. provides hands-on, practical learning and teaches students how to negotiate and draft deals within the specific entertainment, arts and sports industries. Students in this LL.M. program cover areas of law which in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting and they gain skills of high value which can provide the tipping point for attorneys contending for jobs in very competitive areas.
Tracks of Study
This LL.M. enables students to hone their specific area of interest with a choice of three specializations: the entertainment law track, the sports law track, and the arts law track. In each track some coursework is track-specific and other courses are applicable across all tracks, providing a well-rounded but field-specific curriculum to match individual interests.
Entertainment Law Track at a Glance
Sports Law Track at a Glance
Arts Law Track at a Glance
Who Should Consider This Degree?
Practicing attorneys who wish to be better prepared to address emerging and novel issues such as equity investment, public-private conduct and regulatory compliance, which have taken on importance and even centrality in these areas or lawyers looking to redirect their careers;
Foreign lawyers and law students interested in understanding American law can combine this LL.M. with their studies to provide a distinguishing factor in a globalized industry; there are also specialized options for international lawyers including study to sit for a U.S. Bar exam and the LL.M. + Intensive Legal English.
Current Miami Law students looking to specialize in this area can pursue a joint degree.
Students from other law schools can also take this LL.M. as a visiting student at Miami Law while completing their J.D. at their home law school, enabling them to receive their J.D. from their home institution and the LL.M. from Miami Law.
Prospective Law Students – The program may offer early acceptance to its "Honors/Early Admission Track” to J.D. candidates with very strong credentials. If accepted, J.D. applicants could complete the J.D. and the LL.M. with only one extra term of study. If interested, be sure to select EASL joint degree as an area of interest on the J.D. application.
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Miami is increasingly recognized as a vibrant, growing business center for the entertainment, arts and sports industries, and particularly as 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.