« 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.