Some Sports Law Rules
While catching up on some of the posts in the blogs I most commonly read, I stumbled across two excellent articles from the Sports Law Blog:
- New Sports Law Program at FCSL & Breaking Into the Sports Law Industry
- How Do I get a Job in Sports Law? (Continued)
In an effort to summarize both posts, I have come up with a condensed version of the rules submitted by the authors. Both articles give advice on how to break into the Sports Law world.
1. Send letters to all teams/sports agencies.
2. Network at sports lawyers’ conferences
3. Be willing to earn very little compared to your classmates
4. Write and publish legal scholarship about new topics
5. Obtain advice from law professors who enjoy your writing and may be a reference in the future
6. Do not only prepare yourself to be a lawyer-agent
7. Be flexible, opportunistic, and agressive
8. Take these classes in law school: Antitrust, Drafting (as many drafting classes as are offered), Negotiation, Arbitration, Labor Law, Intellectual Property (including trademark and copyright), Federal Income Tax, Estate Planning/Wills/Estate Tax, Immigration Law (especially for those interested in baseball and basketball work) and Sports Law.
9. Never eat lunch alone (networking matters!)
[tags]sports, sports law, law, law school[/tags]