Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

Have fun, learn about sports law, and earn 6 credits toward graduation!

What better way to enjoy your summer than spending five weeks at Oregon Law’s Summer Sports Institute, where top law faculty and students from law schools nationwide gather for an immersive deep dive into the exciting field of sports law.

Why Oregon Law? Oregon is the headquarters of Nike and Adidas, the heart of American track and field, and the home of the Ducks. We even helped pass Title IX.


Academics

The UO Summer Sports Institute emphasizes the legal and intellectual breadth of sports law, from economics to regulation, and Title IX to intellectual property.


During the five week session you will study:

  • Antitrust
  • Labor law
  • IP
  • Title IX
  • NCAA compliance
  • International sports arbitration
  • Torts

We know that not every student who is interested in sports law will go on to actually practice in sports law, and with that in mind we treat sports law as a subset of business law. By using the sports industry as a case study, we train you to be not only a great sports lawyer, but also an excellent business lawyer.

We offer true expertise in today’s world of Sports Law – without the time or expense of an LLM.

Academics


Careers

Sports law is an ever growing and evolving field. According to the American Bar Association, the increasing number of jobs available in the field of sports law include attorneys working for state agencies, inside or outside counsel for professional teams, and counsel for college or high school athletic departments.

Common Careers:

  • Litigator
  • Transactional Attorney
  • Athletic Compliance Officer
  • Agent

Careers


"The University of Oregon School of Law Sports Institute is a great experience for those interested in a career in sports law. It provides a great educational opportunity, beneficial discussions about important topics, networking opportunities, and fun. I would highly recommend a program like this to any aspiring sports attorneys."

—Dale Hutcherson, '16 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute alumni


Faculty

In addition to some of the nation’s top law professors, each summer’s session features guest speakers from the professional sports industry, the media, the NCAA, and other organizations.

Past faculty and speakers have included:

  • the directors of the sports law and business programs at Marquette, Tulane, Villanova, USF, Pepperdine, and New Hampshire
  • a former chair of the NCAA Committee on Infractions
  • reporters for Sports Illustrated and ESPN
  • lawyers from NIKE, Adidas and Columbia Sportswear
  • in-house counsel from the Seahawks, Diamondbacks, Sounders, and Trail Blazers
  • league and regulatory counsel from the NCAA, USATF, WTA, Pac-12, and USADA
  • sports agents and compliance officers
  • deans, former deans, chaired professors, and casebook authors from top universities across the nation

Faculty


Paying for Sports Law

Most students finance their program fees and living expenses through federal financial aid or loans.

Financing Your Studies


About Us

Our primary goal is to provide learning opportunities for students whose home law schools do not offer significant content regarding sports law.

At the University of Oregon’s award-winning Summer Sports Institute, we gather together many of the industry’s top professors and students for a cutting-edge study of the myriad legal issues facing today’s sports lawyers. We study IP, labor and employment law, antitrust, contracts, and more - everything an aspiring sports lawyer needs to know. Plus, we make the summer even more fun and rewarding by supplementing the best possible classroom learning with a host of special speakers and events. 

We'll spend our mornings in class and our afternoons outdoors. We'll go rafting, play softball and volleyball, and visit the headquarters of Nike and Adidas. We know that networking is a key factor for success in this fast-paced corner of the legal profession. 

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