Center for Law and Sports

Florida Coastal School of Law established the Center for Law and Sports in 2005 to offer students a comprehensive view of the rapidly changing and dynamic sports industry. In addition to supporting the sports law track of the school’s new Business Law Certificate program, the center brings in speakers and generates social network feeds nationally for a real-time view of the sports industry. Externship and networking opportunities are also offered through the Center.

In addition: 

  • The City of Jacksonville is home to the NFL Jaguars and Jacksonville Suns (Florida Marlins affiliate). The City also hosts the Gator Bowl and the ACC football championship game, and hosted Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.
  • The City is also the home of two NCAA Division I athletic programs, Jacksonville University and University of North Florida.
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, which is just 25 minutes east of the law school, is home to the ATP Tennis International Headquarters, the PGA Tour and one of the most prestigious annual golf tournaments, The Players Championship.
  • Daytona Beach, which is approximately 75 minutes south of the law school, is home to the LPGA and International Speedway Corporation.
  • Amelia Island, which is approximately 45 minutes north of the law school, hosts the Bausch & Lomb women’s tennis tournament. 

For additional information about the Center for Law and Sports, please contact: 

Professor Roger Groves
Professor of Law, Director of Business Law Progam and Director Center for Law and Sports
(904) 256-1218
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To learn more about the contemporary issues facing the business of sports, check the Coastal Law Center for Law and Sports blog for regular faculty updates found here: