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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Annoucing the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute
University of New Hampshire School of Law as a tenured professor of law and director of a new sports and entertainment law institute. The institute will be launched in the fall and will be part of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, which is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best IP programs in the country. I'm very excited to think about the possibilities ahead and to help students gain experiential and employment opportunities in these dynamic fields (especially since a new law employment report finds: "Legal jobs in the sports industry are red-hot right now".).
An excerpt from the UNH Law press release follows:
UNH Law Launching Sports & Entertainment Law Institute Under the Direction of Michael McCann
Noted sports law expert Michael McCann will join the University of New Hampshire School of Law this fall to launch a new Sports and Entertainment Law Institute. McCann has been a visiting professor at UNH Law during the 2012-13 academic year.
The Sports and Entertainment Law Institute will provide opportunities for students who demonstrate a talent and passion for sports and entertainment law with core skills in these practice areas and opportunities for thoughtful discussion of contemporary legal issues in the field. The Institute will help students gain real-world skills to obtain, and succeed in, careers in sports and entertainment law. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in a wide-range of core and supporting courses.
The Sports and Entertainment Law Institute will be a great pairing with our historic strengths in trademark and copyright law. And we are very fortunate to have Michael McCann, one of the most exciting legal scholars in the country, leading the way.The Sports & Entertainment Law Institute will be part of UNH Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, which is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s best intellectual property law programs.
I’m thrilled to join a school which is deservedly renowned for its intellectual property law program. To launch a sports and entertainment law institute as part of this program is a fantastic opportunity. I can’t wait to work with students in developing hands-on skills in sports and entertainment law, and helping them enter those fields.
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