Sports & Entertainment Law Institute
Setting The Pace
Sports and entertainment are intersecting more with the legal field than they ever have before. Our Sports & Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) will position you to enter the rapidly-growing law market with skills honed in innovative courses taught by accomplished faculty.
The SELI is part of our renowned Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, a top-10 intellectual property law program in the United States. Discover our globally-recognized faculty in IP law and one of the country’s most extensive selection of IP courses, historically strong in trademark and copyright law.
Learn From The Experts
The Institute is run by Professor Michael McCann, a prolific sports law writer for Sports Illustrated, who has gained a reputation as one of the nation’s leading experts in sports law. The SELI is guided by full-time professors with deep contacts in the businesses of sports and entertainment who closely mentor students in the program. Courses are inventive and timely, and the SELI also hosts many high-profile conferences and panels, including a town hall discussion on former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon’s historic antitrust class action lawsuit against the NCAA. You can also receive on-the-job training and earn academic credit working in our legal residency program with noted sports and entertainment law attorneys.