Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) & Miami Law Global Sports and Entertainment Law 1-Week Programs

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U law and ISDE logosWith 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.

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    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. 

    2018 Dates

    Miami: March 12-16 focus on Entertainment Law

    Madrid: May 21-25, 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 (
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    Course Content

    people watching a showMIAMI - March 12-16, 2018

    Corporate Entertainment and Media Law (12 Hours; Professor Harold Flegelman) - From the point of view of a corporate lawyer and with a focus on the entertainment and media industries, study the process by which a music publishing company and a motion picture library are acquired and consider alternative entities that might be formed to undertake the purchase. Analyze such documents as a Confidentiality Agreement, Letter of Intent, Due Diligence Checklist, Stock Purchase Agreement, and Post ­Closing Escrow Agreement. 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.

    crowd at soccer gameMADRID - May 21-25, 2018

    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 21, 2018 - Introduction to Sports Law, FIFA (5 hours; Ricardo Oliveiras)
    Tuesday May 22, 2018 - TAS / CAS, the relationship between TAS / CAS and FIFA (4 hours: Ricardo Oliveiras)
    Wednesday May 23, 2018 - Liabilities in Sports (5 hours; Dev Kumar Parmar)
    Thursday May 24, 2018 - Intermediaries and Transfer Negotiation (5 hours; Dev Kumar Parmar and Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes)
    Friday May 25, 2018 - Taxation in international transfers / contracts (5 hours; Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes and Dev Kumar Parmar)

    All faculty are subject to change pending final availability.


    - $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)

    Scholarships Available

    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 and with the subject line "ISDE-MIAMI Scholarship Application."

    For Information

    Questions about the program should be directed to:


    Greg Levy, Deputy Director, Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law


    Sara Navalón, Head of the Admissions Department

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