Pepperdine Caruso Law Ranked Among Top 20 Sports Law Programs in the United States -- Sports Litigation Alert
Pepperdine Caruso Law has been ranked among the top 20 sports law programs in the United States in the Sports Litigation Alert article, "Twenty Sports Law Programs You Should Know About." The Sports Litigation Alert, by Hackney Publications, is a narrowly focused newsletter that monitors case law and legal developments in the sports law industry, providing summaries of court opinions, analysis of legal issues, and relevant articles. The best law schools with a focus on sports law were listed in no particular order.
Excerpt from "Twenty Sports Law Programs You Should Know About"
(16) Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Near the banks of the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s sports law program is led by Professor Maureen Weston and is near one of the largest sports and entertainment hubs in the United States (Los Angeles). Professor Weston has left a mark on the sports law industry as a casebook author in sports law and arbitration.
Pepperdine offers both a certificate in Entertainment, Media and Sports Law (“EMS”) and an LL.M. in EMS. The law school has an active student sports law organization and often participates in competitions and conferences. The school itself has hosted a range of conferences surrounding Esports, Olympic & International sports, Paralympic Games and Safesport; future conferences are being planned for sports gambling.
International sports law seems to be a strong point in the program, as Weston herself teaches international dispute resolution and U.S. and international sports law.
“A unique aspect of the Pepperdine Sports Law program are the international sports law study tour intensive classes with site visits to preeminent sports organizations,” Weston said. “[The classes are] taught by Weston and Court of Arbitration for Sport Arbitrator Jeff Benz in London [with] upcoming courses in Switzerland and Paris.”