UMiami to offer LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports law

The University of Miami School of Law launched a new LL.M. offering in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law for U.S, and foreign attorneys. It is the school's eigth graduate program, joining programs in tax law, taxation of cross border investment, real property development, estate planning, international arbitration, international law, and ocean and coastal law.

Harold Flegelman will direct the program. He comes to the law school from the Los Angeles offices of Loeb & Loeb where he was co-chair of the Corporate Media and Entertainment Practice Group and a partner in the Corporate Department.

The new program continues the law school’s focus on meeting the need for lawyers with experience and specific expertise as the lines between sports, entertainment, and arts intersect.

Faculty includes a legal authority in art and museum law, Professor Stephen Urice; and Dean Patricia D. White, who served as tax advisor to the Economic Study Committee of Major League Baseball, joining Flegelman. A number of short courses will be offered with visiting faculty including Visiting Professor Nicholas LaTerza, who is a partner with The Point Media law firm in Los Angeles, and Peter Carfagna, who is co-director of the Sports Law Track and Chairman/CEO of the privately-owned sports marketing, management and investment company Magis, LLC. Cargagna is a visiting lecturer in Sports Law at Harvard Law School, and former Chief Legal Officer at IMG.

 The LL.M. is designed for U.S. and foreign-based law students and attorneys who are committed to counseling professionals and companies in these fields. The degree is also for lawyers currently in the field who wish to be better prepared to address emerging and novel issues such as equity investment, public-private conduct and regulatory compliance, which have taken on importance and even centrality in these areas.

The program will commence in August 2015 with full- and part-time options.