University of Miami School of Law and ISDE Madrid Partner to Offer Global Sports and Entertainment Law Course


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 10, 2018) – Miami Law announces a partnership with the Madrid-based Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía in an annual program focusing on global sports and entertainment law.

The two leaders in legal education are offering one-of-a-kind courses for law students and professionals interested in broadening their understanding of the global sports and entertainment industries.

Renowned faculty from both UM Law and ISDE in the fields of entertainment and sports law teach the classes. Guest lectures, networking events with industry leaders, and site visits to sporting/entertainment venues, museums, and law firms in each locale complement the overall coursework.

The courses are established under the umbrella of UM Law’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. program and provide participants with a two-week opportunity that is divided into two, week-long segments with one week in Miami (March 12-16) and one week in Madrid (May 21-25). Participants may enroll in either one or both weeks.

The course Corporate Entertainment and Media Law, is taught by Associate Dean and Director of the Entertainment Track Harold Flegelman at Miami Law.

“Focusing on the entertainment and media industries, the study is from the point of view of the corporate lawyer, the process by which a music publishing company and a motion picture library are acquired,” Flegelman said.

Professor Hernán Pantaleón of Miami Law will teach Legal Aspects of Content Production in Latin America. The course will cover the legal aspects of television shows productions in Latin America, oriented to attorneys willing to practice in the field of entertainment for either U.S. or foreign TV networks and production companies doing business in Latin America.

In Madrid, Professor Jan Kleiner of ISDE will teach sessions on the relationship between TAS / CAS and FIFA. Professor Dev Kumar Parmar will lead a module on Liabilities in International Sport. Professor Parmar and Professor Luis Fernando Pamplona Novaes will co-teach one set of sessions on intermediaries and transfer negotiations in European sports, particularly soccer, and another on taxation issues related to transfers and contracts.

The courses provide an understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the international entertainment and sports law landscapes.

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The University of Miami School of Law’s mission is to foster the intellectual discipline, creativity, and critical skills that will prepare its graduates for the highest standards of professional competence in the practice of law in a global environment subject to continual ― and not always predictable ― transformation; to cultivate a broad range of legal and interdisciplinary scholarship that, working at the cutting edge of its field, enhances the development of law and legal doctrine, and deepens society’s understanding of law and its role in society; and to fulfill the legal profession’s historic duty to promote the interests of justice.

ISDE (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía) is the largest and most prestigious academic institution created by the legal profession itself. In February, 1992, convinced that their future success required internationally-oriented, business savvy and practice-focused professionals, partners from Spain’s largest national and international law firms decided to create a new kind of academic institution. ISDE would deliver training that was both rigorous and practical, with a curriculum and pedagogy informed by the needs of the firms themselves. ISDE is—by design and in practice—the institution that leading law firms entrust to prepare their next generation of partners.