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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LL.M. Guide ranked Miami Law’s Graduate Program in the 2020 Top 10 in Entertainment/Media Law and in the 2019 Top 10 in Entertainment/Media Law and #2 most popular such Graduate Program in the U.S.

For Sports Law, LL.M. Guide ranked Miami Law's Sports Law track in the Top 10 in 2020 and #1 most popular overall for the sports law track.

LL.M. Guide is the premier website with information on worldwide LL.M. programs with a directory of over 700 law schools. It bases its top-10 rankings on various factors including concentrations, research capacity, existing rankings, international balance, and location.

In 2019 and in 2017 Billboard Magazine listed Miami Law as a leading school in the nation for music law programs; alumni, Horacio Gutierrez of Spotify and Leslie José Zigel of Greenspoon Marder, and Simran Singh of Singh, Singh & Trauben made the list of top music industry lawyers.


The EASL LLM Difference: All-Encompassing Preparation + Focused Track of Study


Who Should Consider This Degree?

Practicing U.S. attorneys who wish to be better prepared to address emerging and novel issues or lawyers looking to redirect their careers;

Graduates of non-U.S. law schools who want to sit for the New York Bar Exam take a specialized course of study to accumulate enough credits to comply with NY State requirements; 

Foreign lawyers and law students can complete an option for international lawyers; there is also the LL.M. + Intensive Legal English for those who need to improve proficiency;

Current Miami Law students looking to specialize in this area can pursue a joint J.D./LL.M. degree;

Students from other domestic 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;

Prospective J.D. students –  J.D. candidates with very strong credentials may be offered early acceptance to the "EASL LL.M. Honors/Early Admission Track.” If accepted, J.D. applicants can complete the J.D. and the LL.M. with only one extra term of study.  If interested, be sure to select "JD/LLM - Entertainment, Arts, Sports Law" joint degree as an area of interest on the J.D. application.


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: the entertainment law track, the sports law track, and the arts law track. 

Entertainment Law Track 

  • Entertainment & Media Law in the Digital Age
  • Intro to TV, Legal and Business Affairs
  • Union Organizing /Collective Bargaining
  • Intellectual Property: Transactions and Litigation
  • Copyright & Trademark Litigation

More: Entertainment Law Track

Sports Law Track

  • International Sports Law
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • NCAA Amateurism
  • Negotiation and Drafting in Sports Venue Agreements
  • Purchase & Sale of a Minor League Baseball Team

More: Sports Law Track

Arts Law Track

  • Museum Law / Art Law
  • Cultural Property and Heritage Law
  • International Copyright
  • Artists' Foundations: Law & Policy
  • Taxation of Exempt Organizations

More: Arts Law Track


Watch Video: Why This Degree in Miami?

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. 


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Entertainment Track / Arts Track / Sports Track


Hands-On Learning

International Student Options

JD/LLM Joint Degree

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Contact: EASL@law.miami.edu

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