2019 DATES: Miami: March 11-15 (Entertainment Law) / Madrid: May 20-24 (European Sports Law)
With our post graduate LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law, the University of Miami School of Law has expertise in entertainment and sports law. To bring a global perspective we now offer in conjunction with the Madrid-based Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), a leader in legal education, a course for law students and professionals who are interested in broadening their understanding of the global sports and entertainment industries. This program provides an understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the international entertainment and sports law landscapes.
Structure & Timing
The annual two-week program is divided into two, week-long segments with one week in Miami and one week in Madrid. Participants may enroll in either one or both weeks. Those who complete either one or both weeks will receive a course completion certification.
Miami: March 11-15 focus on Entertainment Law
Madrid: May 20-24, focus on European Sports Law
Both week-long courses include 24 hours of classes, and are taught by renowned faculty from University of Miami School of Law and ISDE who are leaders in the fields of entertainment and sports law. Guest lectures, networking events with industry leaders and site visits to sporting/entertainment venues, museums and law firms in each locale complement the coursework.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
- Foreign and domestic legal practitioners
- Foreign and domestic enrolled law students
- Students enrolled in Miami Law School and ISDE America should contact their respective schools (see contact information below) to discuss enrollment.
- Non-lawyers with eligible industry expertise (before applying please contact Greg Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the week in Miami and the ISDE Admissions Department (email@example.com) for the week in Madrid).
MIAMI - March 11-15, 2019
Television Dealmaking in the 21st Century (12 Hours; Professor Nicholas La Terza) - From the point of view of a veteran transactional lawyer with a focus on business affairs and extensive experience in both features and television, study the brief history of television in the US, including the technology and regulations which have shaped the business. Analyze key legal and business issues confronting today’s dealmakers in the rapidly evolving medium of television particularly with respect to production and exploitation of television series. This course is for students interested in pursuing a transactional practice, and who wish to gain experience in advising clients, and reading, drafting and negotiating contracts, thereby better preparing themselves to meet the demands of parties actually engaged in commercial deals.
Legal Aspects of Content Production in Latin America (12 Hours; Professor Hernan Pantaleon) - Oriented to attorneys interested in practicing with either U.S. or foreign TV networks and production companies, participants will gain basic knowledge to understand and develop a practice in Entertainment law oriented to the Latin American market. Forms of contracts and other legal documents will be brought to analysis, including the discussion of generally accepted clauses based on real cases taken from practice and case law. The course will cover the legal steps of the TV business, from the acquisition of rights over an original idea to the final distribution of audiovisual material, with a the analysis of the legal aspects of: Format Licensing; Development and Production; Service Agreements for Directors, actors, talents, writers and composers; Unions and guilds; Right and Clearances; Distribution; Assignment of Rights to Music and scores; and revising contracts for acquisition of digital rights.
MADRID - May 20-24, 2019
Sports Law (24 hours; various faculty) - This course is structured with experts covering specific topics that arise regularly in international sports law. The overall course will cover regulatory bodies and dispute resolution methods, the more “glamorous” aspects such as intermediaries and transfers, and taxation. The week is organized in in such a way that students learn about the governing bodies and dispute resolution methods first, before delving into the other topics. Scheduled topics include:
Monday May 20, 2019 - Introduction to Sports Law, FIFA (5 hours; Ricardo Oliveiras)
Tuesday May 21, 2019 - TAS / CAS, the relationship between TAS / CAS and FIFA (4 hours: Ricardo Oliveiras)
Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Liabilities in Sports (5 hours; Dev Kumar Parmar)
Thursday May 23, 2019 - Intermediaries and Transfer Negotiation (5 hours; Dev Kumar Parmar and Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes)
Friday May 24, 2019 - Taxation in international transfers / contracts (5 hours; Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes and Dev Kumar Parmar)
All faculty are subject to change pending final availability.
Students who are in the U.S. and enroll through the University of Miami will receive one credit per 12-hour course offered (2 total credits) or 2 credits for the 24-hour course offered in Madrid.
Non-student attendees will be provided with a certificate of completion on the final day of the course.
- $2,000.00 for each course (covers course enrollment and three external site visits)
- $3,500.00 if you register for both weeks (Miami and Madrid)
Limited numbers of scholarships are available in the amount of $500 USD for both the Miami and Madrid program. To submit an application for scholarship, please email a personal statement of no more than 500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the subject line "ISDE-MIAMI Scholarship Application."
Questions about the program should be directed to:
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW
Sara Navalón, Head of the Admissions Department