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Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law

Providing legal counsel to artists, entertainers, and athletes requires an understanding of the fundamentals of law, plus specialized knowledge of how the law impacts clients in these industries. In addition to coursework in this area, Penn State Law offers an Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic, research opportunities with the Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research, and active student organizations.

Students may earn Concentration recognition in Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application

Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Faculty


  • Copyrights
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Law of Artistic Persons & Properties Seminar
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Sports Law
  • Trademarks


  • Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.