Summary: Entertainment and sports law are two different legal fields that are often merged into one by law schools and firms.
- When one thinks of law or lawyers, rarely does either word correspond with entertainment and sports.
- However, entertainment and sports can provide a large and lucrative practice field for attorneys who seek to study either field.
- Keep reading to find out the best law schools for prospective attorneys who want to get into the game of entertainment and sports law.
Entertainment and sports law are two different legal fields that are often merged into one by law schools and firms.
Sports law involves the application of different disciplines of law to both amateur and professional sports. This includes labor, contract, antitrust, and tort law. When there is a legal dispute in a sports-related sector, a sports lawyer is who usually is called upon.
Quite similarly, entertainment law (also known as media law) involves applying different areas of law to the entertainment industry. This includes intellectual property law and defamation, first amendment and right of publicity issues, labor and employment law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, insurance, and others.
In every nation, recreation is a big source of revenue, be it sports or entertainment. It goes without saying that sports and entertainment law is one of the most popular legal fields for law students because they promise a bright career (well, that is the thought anyway!). With the huge number of sports and entertainment sectors around the world, there is always some dispute or the other that needs a lawyer.
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