Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Intellectual Property and Technology Law

236: Entertainment and Sports Law

Credit Hours



This seminar will introduce students to the real world(s) of sports and entertainment law, examining the separate and distinct bodies of law and practices of both, while giving due to the many commonalities between the two fields, from intellectual property to professional contracts. As legal issues in both sports and entertainment law frequently appear in the headlines, this course will address up-to-the minute issues, while covering the seminal topics and cases within each, both in litigation and transaction. Guest lecturers may participate, as their schedules permit. As there will be efforts made to accommodate guests relevant to this course, the syllabus will be in flux. Further, attendance and class participation are required, making up a significant portion of the grade along with a take-home final examination. Reading assignments can be significant on a weekly basis relevant to the upcoming week's topic. (Epstein, Saper)