Work in the competitive field of sports law.
Historically, sports law has been lumped in with other legal entertainment representation. However, with the recent increase of large-scale sporting events and professional leagues, this area of law is deserving of its own focus. If you are interested in working in this area of the legal field, the Sports Law Specialist Certificate Program provides an in-depth education on topics including representing agents and agencies, contracts, sports related crimes, disabilities and reolution disputes. The program is self-paced allowing you get started anytime and complete assignments on a schedule that is convenient for you. Each course includes instructor guidance, exercises, quizzes, chapter reviews, lecture notes and other innovative online learning tools. See required courses and electives to choose from below:
- Sports Law
- Media and Entertainment Law
Once you have begun this program, you will work with your instructor to determine which elective course fits best with your particular area of interest. You will choose one of the following electives:
- Legal Ethics
- Laws of Evidence
- Advanced Legal Research
- Constitutional Law
- Experienced paralegals and other legal staff needing or wanting specialized legal training in sports law.
- We recommend that applicants have one of the following in order to be optimally successful in this course:
- certificate or degree in paralegal studies
- combination of a college degree in any area of study and at least one year of legal experience
- foreign law degree or some law school experience
- Agents and agencies
- Sports contracts
- Sports related crimes
- Title IX
- Sports related disabilities
- Alternative Disputes Resolution in sports
Students have 6 months from the date of registration to complete the program.
This course is not available for college credit.
Tuition does not include the cost of required textbooks. The online book link is provided to students once they are enrolled in the program. The books vary from course to course but average anywhere from $45 to $160 per book. However, used books are often available.