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Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law

  • Moot Court Madness

    Harvard team takes top spot in Moot Court Madness

    March 30, 2021

    Representing Harvard Law School in the inaugural NOCAP Sports Moot Court Competition, Eli Nachmany ’22 and Kit Metoyer ’22 took home the championship, besting a field of the nation’s top law schools. 

  • NCAA headquarters

    Amateurism under scrutiny as the NCAA comes before the Supreme Court

    March 30, 2021

    Is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violating antitrust law by limiting whether and how student-athletes can profit from their own labor, or are the organization’s long-established guardrails necessary to protect amateurism?

  • Gus Hauser Headshot

    Gustave M. Hauser: 1929 – 2021

    February 22, 2021

    Gustave Hauser ’53 was a cable television pioneer and, with his wife Rita Hauser ’58, a dedicated supporter of Harvard Law School.

  • RAP headphone logo

    At the intersection of music and the law

    December 16, 2020

    The music industry is no stranger to legal dispute. From high-profile cases involving Napster, Inc. to the many legal trappings that accompany artists throughout the creative process, the law has continued to evolve along with music. That's Student Practice Organization the Recording Artists Project (RAP) come in.

  • basketball in empty arena

    HLS sports law journal tackles publicity rights in college sports

    September 15, 2020

    The Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law publishes special edition focused on the NCAA and the rights of student-athletes to profit from their own name, likeness or image.

  • Baseball on Grass Field

    ‘It was a titanic struggle to make this happen’

    July 23, 2020

    HLS Lecturer Peter Carfagna ’79 discusses Major League Baseball’s return to play during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • ‘Game Changers’ puts muscle behind its message at HLS

    February 14, 2020

    The old-fashioned notion that tough guys—and tough women—must eat meat was challenged by a panel of athletes and experts at Harvard Law School, following a screening of the popular documentary “The Game Changers.”

  • Melissa Joy Reilly, Michelle Kwan, Bill Alford

    Celebrating Special Olympics

    April 10, 2019

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, HLS presented an inspiring conversation with Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan and Special Olympics medalist Melissa Joy Reilly.

  • Megha Parekh

    Tackling a Big Job

    January 31, 2019

    Megha Parekh ’09 is in charge of all legal matters for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Outbreak Week: How prepared are we for the next health crisis?

    Outbreak Week: How prepared are we for the next health crisis?

    October 5, 2018

    Last week, Harvard commemorated the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people worldwide with Outbreak Week, a series of events across the university.

  • NFL group joins Harvard huddle on criminal justice

    NFL group joins Harvard huddle on criminal justice

    March 29, 2018

    A group of current and retired NFL players shared personal reasons for their activism and outreach in a conversation Friday at Harvard Law School, part of “Changing the Conversation to Change Criminal Justice,” a symposium sponsored by the School’s Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising, the Fair Punishment Project, and the Players Coalition.

  • New England Patriots players seated at table

    On the way to the Super Bowl, a visit to Harvard Law

    February 1, 2018

    On Jan. 5, New England Patriots Defensive Captain Devin McCourty, teammates Johnson Bademosi, Matthew Slater and Duron Harmon, and team president Jonathan Kraft participated in a 'Listen and Learn' event at HLS, organized by the Fair Punishment Project and the Office of Public Interest Advising, featuring panel discussions on inequities in the criminal justice system.

  • Mike Zarren ’04, Jeff Pash '80 and Dan Halem '91

    In a league of their own

    November 2, 2017

    Executives representing the three most popular major sports leagues in the U.S. offered insights into the business and legal maneuvering behind the games, during the HLS 200 panel “A View from the Top.”

  • Dariusz Mioduski

    A conversation with Dariusz Mioduski ’90

    August 4, 2017

    Polish-born lawyer and businessman Darius Mioduski ’90 applied to Harvard Law School not having known English five years earlier. That hopeful step led him on an adventurous career path, from starting out in international M&A and project finance, to his present role as part owner of Poland’s top football club.

  • People reading on steps illustration

    HLS Authors and Auteurs

    July 28, 2017

    From the Supreme Court, to the SEC, to an unidentified city under siege: legal analysis, memoir, a documentary and more works from HLS alumni.

  • Alex Spiro

    Basketball Stars’ Go-To Guy

    July 28, 2017

    Alex Spiro '08 has emerged in short order as the go-to lawyer for professional basketball players who get in trouble with the law in New York--just one slice of Spiro’s clientele, summarized by sports and culture website The Ringer as “the rich, the famous, and the restless.”

  • Harvard report compares NFL’s health policies and practices to other pro sports leagues’

    May 15, 2017

    While the NFL’s player health policies and practices are robust in some areas, there are opportunities for improvement in others, according to the findings of a new report by researchers at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center -- the first comprehensive comparative analysis of health policies and practices across professional sports leagues.

  • 2017 Cravath Fellows

    Cravath International Fellows explore law abroad

    April 5, 2017

    Harvard Law Today recently spoke with three of the 11 Harvard Law School students who were selected as Cravath International Fellows this year, who traveled during winter term to Bogotá, Colombia, Paris, France and Singapore to pursue clinical placements and independent research.

  • A custom-tailored course

    January 25, 2017

    Co-taught by HLS Professor Jeannie Suk Gersen and Nana Sarian, general counsel of Stella McCartney, “Fashion Law Lab,” a nine-day course offered at Harvard Law School during the January term, gave students the opportunity to role-play simulations of scenarios faced by general counsel working in the fashion industry.

  • New Harvard report addresses legal and ethical factors affecting players’ health

    November 17, 2016

    The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University today released a set of legal and ethical recommendations to address a series of structural factors that affect NFL player health. The Football Players Health Study is a research initiative composed of several ongoing studies examining the health and wellbeing of NFL players.

  • Rebecca Tushnet

    Rebecca Tushnet joins Harvard Law faculty as Professor of First Amendment Law

    November 14, 2016

    Rebecca Tushnet, a leading First Amendment scholar, will join the faculty of Harvard Law School as the inaugural Frank Stanton Professor of First Amendment Law.