Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Interested in studying Sports Law? Join our UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute chat tonight

If you're interested in studying sports law, I hope you consider joining our chat tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 pm EST at the University of New Hampshire School Law.  I'll be joined by two current students and we'll talk about our Sports and Entertainment Law Institute and answer questions about our programs.  I hope you can join the discussion!  Here's more information:

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You are invited to join UNH Law faculty, staff, and students for our upcoming Chat Night, which will focus on the areas of sports and entertainment law. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the opportunities available to UNH Law students pursuing these fields.
Chat Night: Sports and Entertainment Law
Wednesday, January 15th
7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Chat Night will include Professor Michael McCann, Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI), Trish Morris, JD '06, Associate Director of Admissions, as well as current UNH Law students who have first-hand experience with SELI's offerings.

The Sports and Entertainment Law Institute
For 40 years, UNH Law has promoted intellectual property as an engine for innovation and growth. In keeping with our pioneering roots in the field of intellectual property, UNH Law recently launched SELI as part of the Franklin Pierce Center for IP. UNH Law students interested in pursuing sports law will have access to our innovative offerings, including:
In addition to academic offerings, SELI hosts various special events, lectures, and presentations throughout the year. Prominent upcoming and recent events include:
  • Thursday, February 6th, 2014: Panel on Russia's "Ban on Homosexual Propaganda"; SELI and the UNH Law Chapter of Lambda Legal will co-host this panel on Russia's so-called "ban on gay propaganda aimed at children" and its impact on the Sochi Olympics, moderated by Prof. McCann, including notable panelists from the fields of academia, sports, and law. (Detailed event information will be added in the coming days.)
  • Tuesday, November 5th, 2013: A Town Hall Discussion on Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA and the Future of College Athletics; moderated by B.J. Schechter, Executive Editor of Sports Illustrated and, with notable panelists from both the sports and law communities, including Prof. McCann. A full recording of the event is available.

Admitted Student Information
Congratulations on your admission to UNH Law! Now that the application process is behind you, there may be steps you still have to take in order to secure your seat for Fall 2014. As an admitted student, you will soon be receiving an invitation to attend one of our Admitted Student Days this Spring. If you have not visited yet, this is your chance to see the campus, meet current students and faculty, and learn more about the many exciting opportunities available to UNH Law students. You can expect to receive a formal invitation by mail in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing you on campus!
– Robin Ingli, Assistant Dean for Admissions at UNH Law

Meet Professor Michael McCann
Michael McCann is a professor of law and director of the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI)
McCann is one of the nation’s leading experts in sports law, a seasoned sports attorney, and an award-winning teacher and scholar. He is Sports Illustrated ’s legal analyst, a writer for both Sports Illustrated and, and the on-air Legal Analyst for NBA TV. McCann has covered the Boston Marathon bombings, NBA, NFL & NHL lockouts, the Penn State scandal, O’Bannon v. NCAA, Lance Armstrong & other stories... Read more
Follow Prof. McCann on Twitter

“Professor McCann is an authority on sports law and a prominent voice in journalism – when athletes and athletic organizations encounter legal hurdles, he’s among the first people called to weigh in. His expertise, experience, and accessibility make him an invaluable resource, and our current and incoming students – many of whom follow Professor McCann on Twitter and have tuned in for his live coverage of recent events – are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him.”
– Professor Alexandra Roberts, Executive Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for IP at UNH Law


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