LL.M. in Sports Law

LL.M. in Sports Law

An LL.M. in Sports Law is attractive to many people who have an interest in sports and the laws that govern them. Some find that these specialized programs marry two strong passions: sports and the law. 

It's an interesting time to study sports law. Leagues are increasingly becoming internationalized, which means that they can run into complex legal issues. Also, issues like gambling, steroid use, and even corruption mean that working in sports law can be exciting, if anything.

Whereas a general Master of Laws program might address some sports-related topic, a specialized degree in sports law will look closely at many specific issues in sports. Because the field is so broad, an LL.M. in Sports Law might cover a variety of topics, from copyright law to athletics law, trademark and even sports marketing. The degrees might also address player contracts...

An LL.M. in Sports Law is attractive to many people who have an interest in sports and the laws that govern them. Some find that these specialized programs marry two strong passions: sports and the law. 

It's an interesting time to study sports law. Leagues are increasingly becoming internationalized, which means that they can run into complex legal issues. Also, issues like gambling, steroid use, and even corruption mean that working in sports law can be exciting, if anything.

Whereas a general Master of Laws program might address some sports-related topic, a specialized degree in sports law will look closely at many specific issues in sports. Because the field is so broad, an LL.M. in Sports Law might cover a variety of topics, from copyright law to athletics law, trademark and even sports marketing. The degrees might also address player contracts as well as collective bargaining arrangements, as well. Typically, these programs will also include topics that are applicable beyond sports law, such as arbitration and international business law. 

Some schools offer specialized LL.M.s in Sports Law, as well as other programs that cover related fields, such as LL.M.s in Entertainment and Sports Law, for example.

Those who complete these degrees will have a solid foundation of how the law intersects with sports; an LL.M. can provide a springboard into the lucrative field of international sports law. Graduates can go on to a variety of post-degree careers, including working in sports teams' legal teams, or in law firms that represent sports leagues. Other career possibilities include working for sports merchandise firms or related companies.

See a list of all Sports Law LL.M. programs below.

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All LL.M. Programs in Sports Law

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London, United Kingdom 158 Followers 149 Discussions
University of London - LL.M. Programme Our world-class, flexible LLM is designed to meet a diverse range of needs and can be studied anywhere in the world. With over 30 specialisations and 60 courses, you can either build a broad range of skills or specialise in a specific field, such as public law for government or human rights law for NGOs.

Distance Learning: LL.M., LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, LL.M. in Common Law, LL.M. in Comparative and Foreign Law, L... more…

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Miami, Florida 131 Followers 95 Discussions
Miami Law With 150 LL.M. students from more than 33 countries in our programs on average each year, University of Miami is at the forefront in training legal professionals. Students can take a General LL.M. or specialize in International Arbitration, Tax, Real Estate, Entertainment & Sports, while having the opportunity to transfer to the J.D. and/or take a U.S. Bar Exam, including New York. More than 17,000 University of Miami law alumni practice in the U.S. and in nearly 90 countries.

Full-Time: LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, LL.M. in Estate Planning, LL.M. in International Arbitration, LL.M. in International Law: Gener... more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in Real Estate / Property Development, LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment more…

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Malibu, California 40 Followers 27 Discussions
Pepperdine Law Ranked as the #1 graduate program in Dispute Resolution by the U.S. News for 13 of the last 14 years, Pepperdine University's Straus Institute provides advanced training in dispute resolution through professional training and academic programs. Straus has one of the most comprehensive ADR programs in the United States. Law and graduate students, as well as mid-career professionals, can study the fields of mediation, negotiation, arbitration, international dispute resolution, and peacemaking.

Full-Time: LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, LL.M. in Entertainment, Media and Sports Law, LL.M. in United States Law, LL.M. in International Commercial Arb... more…

Dual Degree: Juris Doctor / Master of Dispute Resolution (JD/MDR), Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA), Juris Doctor / Master Publi... more…

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Zürich, Switzerland 72 Followers 16 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. International Business Law more…

Part-Time: LL.M. Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (LL.M. International Business Law) more…

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Madrid, Spain 40 Followers 17 Discussions

Full-Time: Master in International Law, Foreign Trade & International Relations, Master in International Sports Law, Master in Law and Sport Management... more…

Distance Learning: Global Master in Cybersecurity, Master in International Business Law, Contracting & International Relations, Global Master in International... more…

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Nottingham, United Kingdom 104 Followers 52 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. General Law, LL.M. Bar Professional Training Course, LL.M. in Corporate and Insolvency Law, LL.M. in Health Law and Ethics, LL.M. in H... more…

Distance Learning: LL.M. in Corporate and Insolvency Law, LL.M. in International Trade and Commercial Law, LL.M. in Legal Practice, LL.M. in Oil, Gas and Minin... more…

Dual Degree: LL.M. in Corporate and Insolvency Law / European and Insolvency Law more…

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Phoenix, Arizona 15 Followers 11 Discussions

Full-Time: LL.M. in Biotechnology and Genomics, LL.M. in Entrepreneurship Law and Strategy, LL.M. in Health Law, LL.M. in Indian Law, LL.M. in Internat... more…

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Leicester, United Kingdom 12 Followers 10 Discussions
De Montfort Law School and Leicester Business School enjoy a quality rating for their high standards of achievement in legal education across their teaching, research and related activities. Our distance learning courses provide you with the most convenient way to study whilst keeping your full time employment. You can set the pace at which you learn and decide when, where and how long you want to study for. .

Full-Time: LLM Business Law, LLM International Business Law more…

Distance Learning: Master of Laws LLM Law by Distance Learning, LLM Business Law / LLM International Business Law, LLM Employment Law & Practice, LLM Environm... more…

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