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Thursday, April 09, 2015
Study Sports Law and Entertainment Law at UNH Law this summer!

As part of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, we will be offering sports law and entertainment law courses from May 26 to June 19 in our Intellectual Property Summer Institute. You can take up to 4 credits, and most of the courses are 1 credit and occur over 1 week. You could be part of the program for all 4 weeks or visit UNH Law for as short as 1 week.

The courses include:

Sports Law and Investigative Reporting
This course will be co-taught by Sports Illustrated executive editor B.J. Schecter and me. This 1-credit course will meet from Monday, June 1 to Friday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m each day. B.J. and I will also have some very distinguished guest speakers who have covered legal matters in sports. If you are a journalist or an aspiring journalist who covers legal issues, this class is made for you. It is also an excellent class for sports lawyers and students interested in sports law. It is a similarly useful class for attorneys whose practices include higher-profile clients and who encounter media management issues.

NCAA Division 1 Legislation and Compliance
This course will be taught by Kathy Sulentic, the associate director of enforcement on the NCAA enforcement staff and chair of the NCAA's academic integrity unit. This 2-credit course will meet from Tuesday, May 26 to Friday June 5 from 12:00 pm to 3:15 pm each day (other than on Saturday and Sunday). This is an excellent class, particularly if you currently work in college sports administration or compliance or if you are a student with an interest in pursuing that field.

It should be a great time in the Granite State. New Hampshire is a beautiful, scenic state and the summers are amazing here. Our law school is in the state's capital, Concord, and we're only about 70 minutes from Fenway Park. You'll also be sure to see presidential candidates walking around the neighborhood or at local pubs (the New Hampshire Presidential Primary is only 10 months away).

I hope to see you this summer at our school. If you would like more information, check out the additional details below and also visit our summer program registration page. Please also don't hesitate to contact me at michael.mccann[at]

Here is the complete sports and entertainment law course listing for our summer program:
Sports and entertainment law courses
•  Internet Law
Here is more on our intended audience:

Studies in sports and entertainment law for:
  • Lawyers
  • Law students
  • University athletic department compliance officers
  • Athletic conference compliance officers
  • Journalists who write about legal issues in sports and entertainment
  • Broadcasters
  • Authors
  • Actors
  • League and team attorneys
  • Players association attorneys
  • Sports agents and entertainment agents
  • Marketing executives
  • Advertising executives
Training is offered in three key areas of sports law: NCAA rules and regulations; dispute resolution and sports law journalism. Training is also offered in four key areas of entertainment law: advertising law; Internet law; film and TV law and publishing law. Courses are small and are taught by leading attorneys and executives associated with the NCAA, Sports Illustrated and other premier entities in the sports and entertainment industries.


When you say Internet law, does this include daily fantasy sports and websites that are concerned with it, like e.g. Because that would be certainly an interesting topic!

Anonymous Jessica Tenner -- 4/11/2015 6:28 AM  

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for the question. Internet law will look at online gaming and fantasy sports legal issues. Hope to see you at UNH Law this summer!

Blogger Michael McCann -- 4/11/2015 1:32 PM  

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