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Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
Offered only at The University of Miami School of Law and taught by prominent faculty and practicing attorneys, this LL.M. provides hands-on, practical learning and teaches students how to negotiate and draft deals within the specific entertainment, arts and sports industries.

Overview

Students in this LL.M. program cover areas of law which in today’s world are expanding, converging and at times, intersecting and they gain skills of high value which can provide the tipping point for attorneys contending for jobs in very competitive areas.

At the core, an “Entertainment Lawyer” provides legal advice, counsel and representation to companies and individuals in the entertainment industries, including television, motion pictures, radio, music, theater, publishing, digital media and video games.

An art law attorney must have the skills of a generalist and the knowledge of a specialist.  Although many consider intellectual property law as the core of an art law practice, representing artists, dealers, and collectors brings an art lawyer into multiple areas of the law including contracts, torts, estate planning as well as property, tax, real estate, nonprofit organizations law.  Art law cases often involve Constitutional issues such as free speech and censorship and both public and private international law. 

Sports lawyers usually require knowledge of various areas of law including: contracts, labor, antitrust, tax, intellectual property and media law.

This LL.M. enables students to get a wide-range of skills in these 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. In each track some coursework is track-specific and other courses are applicable across all tracks, providing a well-rounded but field-specific curriculum to match individual interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motion Picture Finance
  • Legal Aspects of TV Production in Latin America
  • Union Organizing /Collective Bargaining
  • Intellectual Property: Transactions and Litigation
  • Social Media and Online Liability
  • International Sports Law
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Representing the Pre-Professional Athlete
  • Negotiation and Drafting in Sports
  • Representing the Professional Sports Franchise
  • Museum Law
  • Art Law
  • Cultural Property and Heritage Law
  • International Copyright
  • Artists' Foundations: Law & Policy
  • Taxation of Exempt Organizations

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and law school transcripts
  • Application fee: $50
  • International applicants must hold a J.D. degree or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • International lawyers must present evidence of graduation from an international law school: official transcripts from all schools attended and listed on the application for admission; certified, translated copy of the transcripts; and photocopies of diplomas received

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2030 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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