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Acceptances / Re: Deposit Tracking? Schools do it and share info?
« on: April 07, 2009, 11:22:44 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the LSAC doesn't report that info to schools until 6/15...so I would have until 6/15 or just before to withdraw from one of the schools? 


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Acceptances / Deposit Tracking? Schools do it and share info?
« on: April 07, 2009, 10:48:04 AM »
So, I cannot make up my mind between a couple of schools, waiting to hear re: a couple of waitlists, and b/c I submitted some apps late, haven't heard from some schools.

I know its bad form to make more than 1 deposit, but does anyone know if schools track who deposited where at other institutions? If so, do all schools do it?  What is the penalty other than losing a deposit...I assume not much.

Any other info is appreciated.

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Anyone have general scoop/insight on Rutgers-Newark?  I know Newark is brutal, but general insight/info is appreciated regarding placement, success etc etc. 

Not BigLaw related so no need to push the fact that it's not T14 etc etc etc.

Thanks in advance.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: sports law career prospect question
« on: February 18, 2009, 10:38:00 PM »
There are internships w/in the AD's offices for sure.  Legal based ones are probably real hard to come by since the licensing agreements and compliance are high profile as I'm sure you know.  With the $$ involved in the former and the risk involved in the latter, I'd be surprised if they wouldn't take on someone on for free.  Problem is, in terms of the licensing stuff, you are fighting against Business schools students.  Less opps in college sports b/c there are no CBA's, labor laws are not as prevelant and same goes for anti-trust.  I'm sure you are aware of all of this but just in case...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: sports law career prospect question
« on: February 18, 2009, 09:34:47 PM »
Are you referring to NCAA positions in the NCAA offices or on the school side?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: sports law career prospect question
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:10:05 PM »
LawDog3 is right re: coporate contracts, arena rights negotiations etc.  Having experience gives you an edge over some others...so, go out and get an internship if you have time supporting some sort of legal aspect or contract negotiations aspect for a team.  As I mentioned, it'd be unpaid, but teams will almost always want to see you have experience.  The following are examples of recent folks with law degrees in sports:
- Kelly - head of NHLPA - practiced law adn was agent
- Epstein - GM Red Sox - went to law school and worked unpaid for Lucchino in San Diego
- Asst GM of Wash Caps - backed in via luck/connections, but had corporate experience

So, my advice for whatever it is worth, get BigLaw and get experience in a field that is relevant to sports and if possible build up your sports angle.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: St John's - Anyone get a decision yet?
« on: February 18, 2009, 06:45:33 PM »
Thanks.  All I ever got was that they received my app, this was back in the fall.  Sure I'll get the decision soon...i hope.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: sports law career prospect question
« on: February 18, 2009, 06:40:50 PM »
Sports in general, esp the major 4 in the US are VERY hard to get into.  Nowadays you see many agents moving into the front offices.  As an example get their labor law experience elsewhere and then go work for a league office or a player's association. 

Bottom line - it is all about connections.  For instance, I know a few folks in the front offices, league offices and player's associations.  They were either former players who got their law degree down the line, agents who had very successful careers or basically backed their way by connections.

The sports certificate doesn't mean much imho.  Start networking now and take on internships, they will more than likely all be unpaid.  The fill slots based on word of mouth for the most part and having that unpaid internship gets you "in the know" and can be become a personal reference.

If sports is your ultimate goal, I'd go for a school in major city with sports.  UVA is gonna be tough to get a internship whereas a G'town or Harvard or Columbia could give you that access. 

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Where should I go next fall? / St John's - Anyone get a decision yet?
« on: February 18, 2009, 04:47:03 PM »
Been complete for several months now, anyone receive a decision from SJU yet? If so...email or snail mail?

Thanks!

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