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Best Sports and Entertainment Law Schools...

Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 9:49 am
by Aaron3
What schools have the best program for Sports and Entertainment Law on the East Coast?

Thanks for your help,


Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 2:46 pm
by Jabelzer
Tulane (New Orleans) has the best sports law program in the country period. It is one of only two schools, the other being Marquette in Wisconsin, thats offers a JD in sports law. Other east coast schools that have good sports and entertainment programs include:

Vanderbilt University
Duke University
Yale University
University of Miami
Temple University
Washington & Lee University
University of South Carolina

I want to be an agent so Tulane is my first choice followed by Duke.

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 12:34 am
by Aaron3
Thank you for the help Jabelzer.

More info please

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:30 am
by polo06

Thanks for your information. I will be applying to Law Schools this fall and I am also interested in Sports Law. I am certainly familiar with the programs at Marquette and Tulane, but with all due respect, what is your basis for naming the other schools you have named? I have been able to find very little information to indicate what schools are strong in this area. Many schools offer a single Sports Law class and may have a Sports & Entertainment Society, but that is about it. I would appreciate any additional information you can provide on the schools you have named. Thanks.

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:52 am
by iwanttogotolawschool
I would love to see/hear more opinions about this topic.

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:23 pm
by dtrmnd88
You should consider Southwestern Law School. Here's a link...

It is in Los Angeles and has something like 40 courses just in different Entertainment Law.

It is a lesser known school but that could produce scholarships/grants with strong numbers. Also I have yet to find at any other law school with this many courses in Entertainment Law.

If anyone else does please let me know!

Just another option to think about

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:40 pm
by The_Law
Thanks never heard of that school. Are they ABA approved or whatever?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:21 pm
by jcarey
Does the school/program make that much difference anyway? If we're talking about being a sports agent, it seems to me that connections are what really matters. Look at Scott Boras. He went to Pacific LS, and didn't even specialize in sports/entertainment law. (I think it was some branch of medical law). It was the connections he made playing minor league baseball that helped him become an elite agent.

I'm torn between Wash. and Lee, which has a great sports program, and UGA, which is in an area better suited to make good sports connections. I really need to investigate this more. Anybody else have any thoughts?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:42 pm
by jeff2486
If you want to be a sports agent a JD can sometimes be a waste of time.

To be an agent in the NFL you need an associates degree and that is all.

Educatin requirements for agents

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:47 am
by Future Agent
I know this is a late post, but i wanted to point out that you cannot be a certified agent with the NLFPA unless you have some level of a secondary degree be it a masters, law degree, whatever.

Please refer to the NFL CBA for any inforamtion about being certified through the NFLPA.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:45 pm
by johnyk
if i wanted to be an sports agent...i would go to Miami (the strongest alumni network in that field) music would go to UCLA, USC or NYU of CLS if dont have any connections in.....

in all honesty, if you dont have connections in already, you need to go to the school that has the best "rep" and is located where all the "industry" work is done and network the shit out of the city..........thats why i would go to Miami for sports, the school produces some of the best athletes and has great alumni

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:07 pm
by Mosel
I'll add to this.

From what I've heard, strength-programs aren't really important. Unless you're talking very regional. I don't know about east coast ent. law programs. I just know west coast stuff, and it's basically


Those are the schools that boast "amazing entertainment law opportunities". However, unless you plan on pursuing entertainment law in Los Angeles, I don't think it means much (USC and UCLA will obviously retain quite a bit of value outside the region, naturally).

What I've heard from most lawyers is this: Law School is Law School. Everyone takes the same basic chunk of classes, so specialization is certainly sometime to add flavor, but overall, it's better to just go to the highest ranked school you can, as long as it's still a good fit for you personally; and then do crazy-well, and network as much as possible.

Re: Best Sports and Entertainment Law Schools...

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:07 pm
by 20160810
I think you've gotta consider Stetson.

Re: Best Sports and Entertainment Law Schools...

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:51 pm
by General_Tso
SBL wrote:I think you've gotta consider Stetson.
Every Stetson grad on TLS agrees that Stetson was "one of the best decisions of their life." So go to Stetson.

Re: Best Sports and Entertainment Law Schools...

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:15 pm
by sublime