Sports Law Concentration

The sports law concentration is designed for students who wish to gain a solid understanding of how the law impacts the business of professional and amateur sports.

In order to complete the Sports Law Concentration, students must complete the sports law course, a supervised externship, one alternative dispute resolution based course from the list of three below, and three additional electives. All classes below are currently offered at Antonin Scalia School of Law.

Required CoursesCredit Hours
Sports Law 2
Supervised Externship (in the sports law industry)* 2

 

Required Courses (Pick One)Credit Hours
Alternative Dispute Resolution 2
Mediation 3
Negotiation and Legal Settlement 3

*Entails 120 hours of supervised fieldwork with a professional sports league, players association, professional sports team, NCAA athletic department, sports agency, law firm with a sports practice, etc. Students are responsible for securing their own externship. Craig Esherick (Georgetown Law 1982), who coordinates the internship program at the GMU Center for Sport Management on the Fairfax campus, will help law students find externship opportunities.

In addition to the required courses, students must choose at least three electives from the following list:

Electives Courses (Pick Three)Credit Hours
Antitrust I: Principles 3
Business Associations 4
Employment Law 3
Entertainment Law 3
Income Tax 4
Intellectual Property Law 3
Labor Law 2 or 3