University of New Hampshire

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School of Law

Sports and Entertainment Law Institute - Certificates

UNH Law awards these three certificates through the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute. They are awarded only to those granted a UNH Juris Doctor degree.

Sports Law  |  Entertainment Law  |  Sports & Entertainment Law

Candidates must notify, in writing, both the Registrar and the Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute of their intention to pursue the certificate before the end of their 5th semester in the case of candidates for only a JD, or before the end of their 6th semester at the Law School in the case of candidates for Joint or Dual Degrees.

This is an overview of the requirements for these certificates. Please refer to the Student Handbook Academic Rules for more details.

Sports Law Certificate
15 credits

Core Courses*

Three of the following courses:

• College & Amateur Sports Law
 
• Intellectual Property Issues in Sports & Entertainment Law
 
• International, Comparative & Olympics Sports Law
 
• Pro Sports & the Law

Other courses taken to total 15 credits*

• Advertising Law
• Antitrust Law
 
• Contract Design
• Copyright Law
• Copyright Licensing
 
• Dispute Resolution
 
• e-Commerce & the Law
• Employment Law
• Estate Planning
 
• Family Law
• First Amendment Law
• Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
 
• Immigration Law
• In-House Counsel
• Intellectual Property Management
 
• Law Practice Management
• Labor Law
 
• Trademarks & Deceptive Practices
 
• Videogaming/Internet Law
 
• A specially approved graduate course in another UNH school

Entertainment Law Certificate
15 credits

Core Courses*

• Entertainment Law
 
• Intellectual Property Issues in Sports & Entertainment Law

Other courses taken to total 15 credits*

• Advertising Law
• Antitrust Law
 
• Contract Design
• Copyright & Trademark Litigation Strategies
• Copyright Law
• Copyright Licensing
 
• Defamation Law & Litigation
• Dispute Resolution
 
• e-Commerce & the Law
• Employment Law
• Estate Planning
 
• Film/Television Law
• First Amendment Law
• Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
 
• Immigration Law
• In-House Counsel
• Intellectual Property Management
• International Entertainment Law
 
• Law Practice Management
 
• Music Law
 
• Social Media & the Law
 
• Trademarks & Deceptive Practices
 
• Videogaming/Internet Law
 
• A specially approved graduate course in another UNH school

Sports & Entertainment Law Certificate
18 credits

Core Courses*

At least three of the following courses:

• College & Amateur Sports Law
 
• Entertainment Law (required)
 
• Intellectual Property Issues in Sports & Entertainment Law (required)
 
• International, Comparative & Olympics Sports Law
 
• Pro Sports & the Law

Other courses taken to total 18 credits*

• Advertising Law
• Antitrust Law
 
• Contract Design
• Copyright & Trademark Litigation Strategies
• Copyright Law
• Copyright Licensing
 
• Defamation Law & Litigation
• Dispute Resolution
 
• e-Commerce & the Law
• Employment Law
• Estate Planning
 
• Family Law
• Film/Television Law
• First Amendment Law
• Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law
 
• Immigration Law
• In-House Counsel
• Intellectual Property Management
• International Entertainment Law
 
• Law Practice Management
• Labor Law
 
• Music Law
 
• Social Media & the Law
 
• Trademarks & Deceptive Practices
 
• Videogaming/Internet Law
 
• A specially approved graduate course in another UNH school
 


Students may satisfy up to three credits of this certificate requirements by participating in a relevant legal residency, summer job or internship, or law school clinic that aids in the development of skills and experiences relevant to the practice of sports or entertainment law.

* Not all courses are offered in a given semester or year. The lists of elective courses qualifying for credit toward the certificates are also subject to change.