Sports & Entertainment Law Practice

If you choose to pursue a career in Sports and Entertainment Law you will represent athletes and entertainers or their employers, universities, venues, or other participants in this complex industry. You will need to get a solid grounding in such substantive areas of the law as contracts, torts, antitrust, and labor and employment. These areas of law intersect to govern the relationships between the key participants in the sports and entertainment industries. You will also need to be trained in negotiation and to understand the various models of dispute resolution.

General Courses

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration: Law, Policy and Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Copyright Law
  • Decedents' Estates and Trusts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interviewing & Counseling
  • Introduction to Federal Taxation
  • Introduction to Taxation of Business Entities
  • Labor Law I and II
  • Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy
  • Privacy Law
  • Sports Law
    • Introduction to the Field and Representation of the Professional Athlete
    • Introduction to the Business of Professional Sports
    • Advanced Practices, Skills, and Documents
  • Workers' Compensation

Practical Writing Courses

  • Advanced Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw
  • Advanced Trademark Issues & Drafting
  • Contract Drafting
  • Copyright Law
  • Drafting Business Transactions
  • Education Law
  • In-House Counsel
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Privacy Law Seminar

Clinics and Externships

  • Villanova Office of the Vice President and General Counsel Externship
  • Villanova Department of Athletics, Office of Compliance Externship
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Externship

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law prepares students for careers in amateur and professional sports through rigorous academic study, innovative programs, internship opportunities, scholarship, and research.

Visit the center's website here.

Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal is a national legal periodical published and edited twice per year by a staff of students chosen for membership based on their performance in an Open-Writing Competition.

The Journal is committed to publishing scholarly articles on topics of importance in the field of sports law.

Read more about the journal here.