Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Certificate

The Entertainment, Sports, and Media Certificate program cultivates the development of knowledge and skills necessary for practice in the areas of entertainment, sports, and media, an area of rapid growth in Georgia. Our core courses, electives and various skills development/experimental opportunities enrich our students’ understanding of the many facets of a legal career in these specialized industries.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

Cross Registration

Cross Registration Course at GSU College of Arts and Science (limited to 1 of the following):

  • COMM 6040 - History of News Media
  • COMM 6070/8060 - Seminar in Communication Law
  • COMM 6090 - Communications Ethics
  • COMM 6430/8430 - Media Industries
  • LAW 7083 Hip Hop and the Law (3 credits)

Skills Development Training/Experiential

Choice of 1 of the following:

  • Entertainment Law Perspective Workshop: Legal Life of…(Series) 2 - 3 Credit Hours
  • Sports Law Simulation Course 2 - 3 Credit Hours
    • Journey of Amateur Athlete to Professional Sports
    • How to Represent a Sports Franchise/League
    • NCAA Practices and Procedures
    • Negotiate & Draft Mock Sponsorship Agreement
    • Mock Player Salary Negotiation/Arbitration
    • Stadium Development
  • Externship with Sports Organization, Law Firm with Entertainment, Sports or Media Practice, Music Organization, Media Organization, Movie Studios, GSU Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII), or Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Independent Study in Entertainment, Sports, or Media area of interest 1 - 2 Credit Hours

Writing Requirement

Students must complete a substantial writing project, which may also be used to satisfy the College of Law’s writing requirement. Student may also complete an Independent Study in Entertainment, Sports, or Media (1 - 2 credit hours) area of interest to meet the writing requirement.

Extracurricular Activity

Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities with entities such as local or national Entertainment, Sports, and/or Media Bar Associations; Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; Creative Media Industries Institute; GSU-sponsored events involving Entertainment, Sports and Media; and other affiliated groups and events. Students are also encouraged to participate with affiliated faculty as a GRA and to pursue summer internship placements within the field as they become available.


A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for all courses taken in satisfaction of the embedded certificate requirements.

Total: Minimum of 18 Credit Hours