Sports and Entertainment Law

By Michael Umberger
Updated November 2019
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Marc Edelman, Careers in Sports Law (2014).
Publisher's description 
KF299 .S66 E34 2014 (Career Services)

Darren A. Heitner, How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know (2014).
Publisher's description 
KF299 .S66 H45 2014 (Career Services)

William D. Henslee, Entertainment Careers for Lawyers (2014).
Publisher's description 
KF299 .E57 H46 2014 (Career Services) 


Jonathan J. Amoona, Top Pick: Why A Licensed Attorney Acting as a Sports Agent Is a "Can't Miss" Prospect, 21 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 599 (2008).

Sherman J. Clark, Why Sports Law?, 28 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 151 (2018).

Jeremy M. Evans, Lawyers, Agents, and the Blurred Lines Regulating Talent Representation, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Winter 2018, at 27. 

Melody Finnemore, The Sporting World: Broad Range of Legal Issues, Practice Areas Ignite Interest in Sports Law, Oregon State Bar Bulletin, Oct. 2010.

Steven T. Taylor, Mega-Deals, Media Rights, Replacement Refs, and Penn State Fuel Practice Area, Of Counsel, Nov. 2012, at 1.

Michael J. Weiss, How Can a Lawyer Become a Producer?, Los Angeles Lawyer, May 2010, at 48.

Entertainment and Sports Lawyer
1982 - present

Sports Lawyers Journal
1994 - present 


ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
ABA Service Center
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: 800-285-2221

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

International Association of Entertainment Lawyers

Sports Law Research Website

Sports Lawyers Assn. (SLA)
12100 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 130
Reston, VA 20190
tel: (703) 437-4377

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