The University of Miami School of Law has been selected among the top schools in 2020 on LL.M. Guide’s Top 10 Global Lists for Sports Law and for Media/Entertainment Law. LL.M. Guide is the premier website with information on worldwide LL.M. programs and includes a directory of more than 700 law schools.
Continuing to Garner Top Rankings
Miami Law was included in the Top 10 listing due to its strength in the areas of entertainment and sports, and this is the second year in the entertainment rankings. “Being included among so distinguished a group of educators in 2019 encouraged us to believe that our efforts were worthy of acknowledgment, says Harold A. Flegelman, Director of the Entertainment track. “Being included again in 2020 only inspires us to work harder as we prepare our students to practice law in the industries.”
Expertise in Entertainment and Sports Law
The school offers the unique, LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law – with specialization tracks in Sports Law and Entertainment Law. Greg Levy, Director of the LL.M. program, says, "We were thrilled to learn of our inclusion among the top programs in both entertainment and sports. Our steadfast approach to providing skills-based training while exposing students to the top practitioners in the space through our unique curriculum and professional development opportunities have helped differentiate our program.”
Access to Talent and Experience
Students interested in the entertainment and sports law arenas have access to experts from faculty to practitioners to media and sports talent.
“We could not do this without the support and participation of a large community including our world-renowned track directors, our advisory board and the more than one hundred practitioners each year that volunteer their time to our program as faculty, guest lecturers, practicum supervisors, mentors, and conference participants," says Levy.
Leading the Sports Law track is expert Peter Carfagna who teaches courses including “Representing the Professional Athlete” and “Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements.” As an example of talent, in February 2020 Carfagna had Eduardo Perez, Former Major League Baseball and Current ESPN Analyst speak to students in his class on the topics of career and securing post-playing opportunities in broadcasting.
More Top LL.M. Rankings
In 2019 Miami Law was included in the LLM. Guide 2019 Global List for Alternative Dispute Resolution due to the top White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. and International Arbitration Institute.
Miami Law’s LL.M. programs also are in the Top 10 LLM. Guide rankings by popularity. The Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development is one of the top 10 Real Estate programs. The Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning LL.M. is also a top 10 program as is the LL.M. in Tax.
Featuring an extensive range of law school profiles, an active discussion board, and an array of editorial content, LL.M. GUIDE is the premier web destination for LL.M. applicants. While its Top 10 Lists are not intended as definitive or scientific rankings, they take into consideration offered concentrations, research capacity, existing rankings, international balance, and location.