Apply to the Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute

Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute's summer courses are designed to engage students no matter where they are in their sports law journey.

If your home institution does not offer sports law courses (or you haven't yet had an opportunity to take a foundational course), we recommend taking our "Professional Sports Law" course first. 

If you have already taken a sports law course, you may find that the "Pathway to Practice" summer course is the best way to build on your existing sports law knowledge and skills. Of course, some students will opt to take both courses, first taking a deep dive into sports law concepts and then moving on to the more practice- and professional development-focused course.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in March and continuing through June. If you would like to apply for both courses, please submit only the Professional Sports Law application and use the provided dropdown to indicate that, if accepted to the program, you plan to enroll in both offerings. 

If you have questions about the program or the application process, contact Institute Director Ryan Gauthier.

UO Students:

If you are a currently enrolled student at the University of Oregon School of Law, there is no need to submit an application. Simply register for “Professional Sports Law” and “Pathway to Practice” just as you would register for any summer session course. Summer session enrollment begins on April 10.

Please also be sure to send Professor Ryan Gauthier a courtesy email to let him know you’ve registered. 

Non-UO Students:

The applications for both Professional Sports Law & Pathway to Practice courses are now open. Click on the link below to apply today!

A description of the application process and requirements for non-UO law students is provided below.

On the main application page, please select the course you are applying for from the lefthand menu. If you would like to apply for both courses (Professional Sports Law and Pathway to Practice), please submit only the Professional Sports Law application and use the provided dropdown to indicate that, if accepted to the program, you plan to enroll in both offerings.

After creating an account to use our online application process, the application process involves just two steps.

STEP ONE: Complete the biographical information (e.g., name, school, graduation year, contact information, etc.), as requested.

STEP TWO: Upload four documents (in PDF or similar format):

  1. Updated resume
  2. Law school transcript (unofficial is fine)
  3. Letter or certificate from your home law school dean or registrar that confirms you are a student in good academic standing
  4. Cover letter that indicates why you are interested in the program and what you hope to achieve by attending. Also feel free to include any other information you’d like us to know that isn’t obvious from reading your resume.

As soon as we receive your completed application, the computer will send you a form email to confirm that everything is in order. Our faculty director will then email you regarding your status within two weeks following your application. If you do not hear back promptly, feel free to reach out to Professor Gauthier  directly.

There is no fee required to apply. However, assuming you are admitted, we will ask for a $500 seat deposit within three weeks of receiving your notice of admission. You can pay this amount by logging back into your application account and following the directions.

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