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I Want to be an Educated Sports Agent

Chad Sloat over at Help me become a sports agent… (yes, the 2nd Sports Agent blog on the internet that we totally support) made a post about the value of completing a dual JD/MBA program. I believe that he makes a very good point, and receiving a dual degree is something that I have been considering for a long time.

Many Law Schools have excellent JD dual degree programs (the other degree does not have to be an MBA) where you can get 2 degrees in around one extra year of work. The length of time required varies by school and by 2nd degree chosen. I feel that an MBA in addition to a JD would be even more valuable than only a JD, which is definitely an advantage to only having a Bachelors.

On December 22nd, I revealed my spreadsheet that lists Self-Identified Sports Law Professors @ The Top 50 Law Schools.  If you are looking to get a JD/MBA, you want to pick a school that also has a good Business school.  Chad Sloat provides a spreadsheet that lists the Top 50 Law Schools next to the Top 50 MBA Programs that can be looked at concurrently with the spreadsheet that I recently made concerning Sports Law Professors.  Enjoy!

Top 50 Law Schools/MBA Programs: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pqEK1iAf88wqyAsjfp-fsOQ&gid=0
Self-Identified Sports Law Professors @ The Top 50 Law Schools:  http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p0IqF9XgoxMLoqCT85fJgHg

-Darren Heitner 

p.s. – I have highlighted a few specialized Sports Business programs already at select schools.  Southern California, Oregon, and Penn have been discussed so far in the Sports Business category.  Go take a look.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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