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Built upon rigorous academics, innovative experiential learning opportunities and prominent scholarship and research, the Moorad Center prides itself on its sports law curriculum.

Students can choose Sports and Entertainment Law Practice as a focus area of study. This allows them to pursue their own interests, enroll in courses that help strengthen their knowledge and hone skills necessary for practice through coursework and externship placements.

Students also have the option to apply for the Sports Law Concentration, designed for those interested in furthering their understanding of the business and law of sports. Interested students can apply during the spring of their 1L or 2L year. Upon completing the concentration, students receive a special designation on their diplomas. 

Requirements include:

  • Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 in all required courses.
  • Writing a sport-related directed research paper.
  • Aiding in producing the annual Brandt Report.
  • Supporting the annual Moorad Symposium.
  • Attending regular meetings with Executive Director Andrew Brandt.

Moorad Fellows are hand-selected students from the Sports Law Concentration. During their 3L year, Fellows complete various research projects for academic credit, a unique opportunity that provides this select group of students with personal attention and direction from the Moorad Center’s executive director.

Sports Law students also have the opportunity to engage in directed research on a relevant topic of interest with the executive director's oversight and collaboration. 

Additionally, law students have the unique opportunity to engage in semester-long experiential learning with sports agencies. These supervised credit-bearing experiences provide students with the ability to observe and work collaboratively with experts in the sports law field.


Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

Formed in 1993, the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal is a national legal periodical committed to scholarly articles on topics of importance in sports and entertainment. It also serves as an interpretative guide and research tool for practitioners, academics and students on issues of law in sports and entertainment. The journal is edited and published twice yearly by a staff of Villanova Law students chosen for membership based on their performance in an open-writing competition. 


Sports Law Negotiation Team

Participating in various events across North America, the Sports Law Negotiation Team applies the lessons learned in the classroom to multiple arbitration and negotiation competitions. Centered around various sports, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer or hockey, the competitions occur in both the fall and spring semesters. 


Sports Law Society

The Villanova Sports Law Society supports the Moorad Center’s mission by paving the way for future industry leaders in sports law and business. The student-run organization hosts seasoned professionals to speak with and mentor students, runs fundraisers and competitions to promote school unity and maintains the Sports Law Society Blog and various social media platforms. The Sports Law Society works with the Villanova Sports Law Negotiation Team to host sports law case competitions at Villanova Law and send students to compete at competitions across North America.

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085