The Sports Law Certificate is the foundation of the Sports Law Program and allows students to earn a certificate of specialization in sports law. Certificate requirements include courses on antitrust, labor law, intellectual property, and two classes taught by Professor Feldman focused exclusively on sports law. Students are encouraged to take other related courses in mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and business enterprises. Students also have the opportunity to work with faculty as research assistants, to pursue directed research on a specific area of sports law, and to serve as teaching assistants for the Law and Practice of Sports Business Management course offered through Tulane Law School to Tulane undergraduates. Students may also enroll in classes within the sports law curriculum without pursuing the sports law certificate.
The requirements for the Sports Law Certificate are:
All first-year courses, plus 15 credits comprising the courses in Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Labor Law, Sports Law: Antitrust & Labor, Sports Law: International & Intellectual Property, and three additional credits from among the following: Business Enterprises I, Income Taxation, Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intercultural Negotiation & Mediation (offered during the Berlin summer program), or any other course(s) in the areas of dispute resolution or negotiation approved by the director of the program.
The law school curriculum also includes many elective courses that would benefit students interested in the sports industry, such as:
Administrative Advocacy; Administrative Law; Arbitration; Copyright; Entertainment Law; Immigration Law; Insurance; Partnership Taxation; Patent Law; Trademark & Unfair Competition.