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Concentration - Sport & Entertainment

Juris Doctor


The School of Law offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.), a concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Accountancy (J.D./M.Accy.) and a concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Taxation (J.D./M.Tax.).

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 90

Course Requirements

First Year

Upper Level (Second and Third Years)

Otherwise, students have free choice of elective courses to complete the remainder of their credit hours.

Other Academic Requirements

For the Juris Doctor degree, the requirements are: (1) successful completion of 90 credit hours of law courses (70 of which must be graded credit hours and 75 of which must come from courses that meet in regularly scheduled classroom hours), including the courses specifically required for graduation, and (2) an overall grade-point average of 2.00 (C) or better. The curriculum and courses required for graduation are subject to change at any time without prior notice at the direction of the law faculty.

Concentration - Sport & Entertainment

Course Requirements

The University of Mississippi School of Law offers a program of concentration in sports and entertainment law for students who seek to develop special expertise in these areas during their law school careers. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, the concentration provides an edge for students who have demonstrated their commitment to and interest in sports and entertainment law. Upon completion of the requirements of the sports and entertainment law concentration, students will be awarded a certificate evidencing completion and a notation on their official transcript.

The sports and entertainment law concentration recognizes a student's strong emphasis in the sports and entertainment law field. A student may be recognized for a concentration in sports and entertainment law by satisfying the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completing 5 core courses;
  2. Successfully completing at least 3 intensive credit hours;
  3. Successfully obtaining at least 24 credit hours in core courses, intensive courses and other eligible courses.

Due to scheduling constraints and prerequisites, students must plan carefully in order to complete the concentration.

Core courses, intensive credit hours, and other eligible courses are listed below. Each core course is offered at least one term each year (for each of the core courses 5, at least one of the eligible courses is offered each year), but others listed below may not be offered every year. A list of the specific courses offered in any given term that may count toward the sports and entertainment law concentration will be disseminated prior to enrollment for that term.

Core Courses

  1. Sports Law I (Amateur Sports) 647
  2. Sports Law II (Professional Sports) 755
  3. Entertainment Law 709
  4. Intellectual Property 580
  5. (A) Gaming Law 661 OR (B) Copyright Law 657 OR (C) Trademark Law 683

Intensive Credit Hours

Any of the following provided that it has been approved by the designated faculty member for the concentration prior to enrollment for the term in which the credits are earned:

* Externship must be related to sports or entertainment law.

Other Eligible Courses

As appropriate, additional courses and advanced/special legal topics focusing on sports or entertainment law may be included in this category on a case-by-case basis upon approval by the designated faculty member and/or senior associate dean.

Other Academic Requirements

All credits counted for the concentration must be graded, and the student must obtain at least a 3.0 grade-point average that includes grades for all credit hours counted toward satisfying each of the three requirements set forth above.

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