LGP 990 (05) - Law Special Topics

LawSpcTop/Sports Law Vegas

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Law (01/02/2023 - 05/12/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56572
Special topics courses explore emerging developments in the law or take advantage of special expertise provided by visitors and guest faculty. Courses offered under this title are approved by the Associate Dean and may be designated to meet skills or advanced writing requirements. Special topics classes may only satisfy elective credit and are available only to law students after their first year of study and graduate students by permission.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.
Only listed majors in section: LAW: JD HYBRID
Instructors: Michael McCann

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/9/2023 1/13/2023 Hours Arranged TBA
Additional Course Details: 

Sports Law and Business at UFC

The course will offer students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about intellectual property, contract and other legal topics crucial to UFC–the fastest growing and one of the most successful sports leagues–at UFC’s headquarters in Las Vegas. UFC faces copyright law matters involving piracy of UFC’s pay per view events. In response to that unlawful activity, UFC uses copyright laws, both in the U.S. and in other countries, to enforce its rights.  Limitations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for pro leagues will also be discussed. In addition, students will learn how UFC negotiates contracts to expand its business operations to other parts of the world. Where applicable, comparisons will be drawn to other U.S. sports leagues. Professor McCann will be the instructor and top UFC officials will discuss their work in IP enforcement and safeguarding IP.