Explore Sports Law

It's about the game, the business and the law.


An innovative and high-speed collegiate sports culture places Oregon Law at the center of change in an expanding and exciting industry. Steeped in the legacy of sports visionaries like Edith Green, Steve Prefontaine, Phil Knight, and Bill Bowerman, you will learn from their examples and gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the regulation of amateur, professional, and international athletics. Our alumni work at Nike and adidas, at the Broncos and the Seahawks, at USA Football and throughout the world of college and professional athletics.

Careers | Coursework | Faculty | Skills | Professional Development | Extracurriculars


Common Careers

  • Litigator
  • Transactional Attorney
  • Athletic Compliance Officer
  • Agent

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Selected Sports Law Coursework


FIRST YEAR (1L)
•   Torts 
•   Contracts 
•   Civil Procedure
•   Constitutional Law I
•   Criminal Law

SECOND YEAR (2L)
•  Required and recommended bar prep courses.
•  Constitutional Law II
•  Sports Law
•  Labor Law
•  Business Associations
•  Mediation
•  Legal Profession
•  Employment Law
•  Commercial Law 

THIRD YEAR (3L)
•  Required and recommended bar prep courses.
•  IP Licensing
•  Trademark Law
•  Copyrights
•  Federal Income Tax I
•  Intellectual Property Survey
•  Legal Writing
•  Consumer Law

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Core Faculty
 


Rob Illig
Contract law expert with strong
negotiation and mediation experience.
 


Jen Reynolds

Mediation and negotiation specialist
with a focus on the civil justice system.


Roberta Mann

Expert in tax law, previously with the
Joint Committee on Taxation and
the Office of Chief Counsel of the
IRS in Washington, D.C.

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Practical Skills Training 
 

FIRST YEAR (1L)
•  Legal Research and Writing (Ranked #4 in the nation)

SECOND YEAR (2L)
•  Contract Drafting
•  General Externship - Sports

THIRD YEAR (3L)
•  General Externship - Sports
•  Legal Drafting 

PRACTICAL SKILLS FACULTY
Suzanne Rowe
Elizabeth Frost
Megan McA!pin
Joan Rocklin 

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Professional Development 


FIRST YEAR (1L)
•  Professional Development Seminar
•  Explore sports law practice areas
•  Meet with career counselor
•  Join Oregon Law on Linkedln

SECOND YEAR (2L)
•  Narrow career exploration to specific employers/locations
•  Seek out networking opportunities
•  Sports law summer internship

THIRD YEAR (3L)
•   Apply for jobs and post-JD opportunities

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Sports Law Extracurriculars
 

FIRST YEAR (1L)
•  Sports & Entertainment Law Forum

SECOND YEAR (2L)
•  Organizing the Oregon Sports and Entertainment Conference (OSEC)

THIRD YEAR (3L)
•  Volunteering with an athletics association

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