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rover

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Sports Law
« on: February 05, 2006, 08:30:11 PM »
What schools are best if i'm interested in sports law?  Actually, i'm a tier II/III applicant, so harvard's out of the question.  Any short lists?

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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2006, 08:38:55 PM »
im not sure about other schools but i remember tulane had some sports law classes.
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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2006, 08:45:30 PM »
Tulane only has 4 sports/entertainment law classes; however, they do offer a certificate in sports law, and TU students edit the Sports Lawyers Journal, which is THE publication of the industry.

Marquette has a program surpassed by none.  12-15 classes offered, all on sports, ranging from stadium finance to a class just on sports contracts.  They publish the Marquette Sports Law Review, and many of the professors are members of the Sports Lawyers Association.

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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2006, 09:10:54 PM »
Forget it.  If you dont know people you arent going to be a sports attorney.  Especially if you plan on going to Marquette or Tulane.. Cumon..
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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2006, 11:22:25 PM »
Marquette and Tulane....I'll look into them. Any others? As for 'knowing someone'... I have connections in professional sports.  But my lsat isn't great and it's keeping me from tier I schools.  I'm not going to let that keep me from going.

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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006, 11:29:49 PM »
I agree with drowles.  I think one is better off going to a more recognized school and networking.  Connections are everything, but whose to say you need to be connected to get a job at a firm like williams & connolly, which has a significant sports practice area?

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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2006, 12:13:42 AM »
i completely agree with what others have said about networking.
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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2006, 12:59:19 AM »
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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2006, 01:37:05 AM »
I completely agree about networking. In fact, player A who makes the connections can definitely get a job way before player B who doesn't, even if player B scores higher on the lsat and goes to a 'better' school.  Good luck with your networking,  the big school name should help with that. 

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Re: Sports Law
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2006, 08:52:08 AM »
I love how people see "sports law" and think "agent".  A law degree with a sports law/sports management background can open a lot more doors than just babysitting athletes.  You could work in a firm with a sports law practice.  Go to www.icemiller.com to see all the stuff they do.  You can work for a team or league.  You can go into intercollegiate athletics administration (the route I'm looking at right now).  Many of these positions are possible to get if you have some experience, not just if you're a family friend or sleeping your way to the top.  And sports law firms hire like regular law firms.

The other thing about networking is that it won't necessarily be better at a higher ranked school.  With a couple exceptions, the higher ranked the school, the more sports law is looked down on.  Marquette hosts conferences, symposiums, guest speakers, etc. in the sports law/sports managment field, and all of these offer networking oppertunities.  If you're a T2/T3 applicant, Marquette or Tulane are excellent choices.  The best part about going to a school with a sports law program is that you'll stay motivated and interested during your second and third year, even if you don't work in the field.