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Study Sports Law Abroad This Summer

The weather in East Lansing, MI has been around 20 degrees or under for what seems to be forever now. Every time I step outside of my house to go to the law library or to walk my dog I tell myself that spring and summer are right around the corner. And although it’s only January and I just say that to keep my mind off of how cold it really is, it is never too early to start thinking about the summer. Warm weather, BBQ’s, water, beach time, the sun, and now…great sports law programs are being offered in Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

South Texas College of Law/Houston is offering an amazing opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy from June 2nd-July 25th, 2011. Orientation for the program will be on June 3, 2011 and classes begin on Monday, June 26. Classes will meet at the CAPA Florence Center, housed in the Palazzo Galli-Tassi, which dates from 1400 and is located in the Santa Croce area of Florence near the Duomo. Courses that will be offered are International Amateur Sports Law, as well as International Professional Sports Law.

The classes will be taught by Professor James Musselman of South Texas College of Law and Ralph Cindrich, a former 5th round pick by the New England Patriots at LB and founder of Cindrich & Co. Athlete Management. Mr. Cindrich will have another Super Bowl Champion added to his impressive client roster as two of his clients (James Farrior- LB, Pitt and Marco Rivera- OT, Green Bay) will be facing off in Super Bowl XLV on February 6th at 6PM. For more information check out their website.

Mr. Cindrich is also teaching another Sports Law class in Hague, Netherlands & Lausanne/Geneva, Switzerland through Stetson University Law School. The program is from July 3rd- July 29th and will likewise feature classes in International Amateur Sports Law and International Professional Sports Law. For more information visit Stetson’s website.

For those of you who live in East Lansing or will be in the area on February 16th, Mr. Cindrich will be speaking at Michigan State University College of Law at 12PM in the Castle Boardroom of the Law College.

If you have information about any other sports law programs being offered this summer please feel free to share it with us and the community. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter at @ZaKurtz.