Valparaiso, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas.

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Valparaiso, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas.

Postby bhaas2 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:29 am

I have narrowed down my options to these three schools. I am being offered significant money at all three which is a very big factor in why these are the three I have chosen. My ultimate goal is to work in sports or entertainment law, with hopes of being a sports agent someday. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on which of these schools would be the best choice.

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Re: Valparaiso, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas.

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:43 am

bhaas2 wrote:I have narrowed down my options to these three schools. I am being offered significant money at all three which is a very big factor in why these are the three I have chosen. My ultimate goal is to work in sports or entertainment law, with hopes of being a sports agent someday. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on which of these schools would be the best choice.


What are the renewal requirements at each school? I've heard Valpo has very demanding requirements. Really, these are all very regional schools, so I'd base it on which school has the easiest renewal requirement and where you want to work. Sports/Entertainment law is a huge crapshoot, especially from low-ranked schools like these. However, if you won't rack up much debt, it's not the worst thing in the world.

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Re: Valparaiso, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas.

Postby KidLogarithm » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:04 am

If you want to get into sports or entertainment law, go to a school where there is most likely to be athletes or actors with a future. from what i gather, it is all about networking and making connections.
i know very little about nova or st thomas, but i am from NW indiana. valpo seems like a sure bet for those who want to work in South Bend, Fort Wayne or Indianapolis. a few attys/valpo alumni that i work with said that breaking into the chicago market, even for the top of the class, was a tough catch.
I have no relevant knowledge of sports/entertainment law in the region. hope this helps. best of luck to you

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Re: Valparaiso, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas.

Postby Grizz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:12 am

I can't speak to Valpo, but I'm from FL, and you are going to have an exceedingly tough time getting a job from Nova or St. Thomas. The economy wrecked the legal market here. UF, FSU, Miami, and Stetson grads will pretty much all get hired ahead of you, which is not good. Even UF grads are having a hard time getting jobs, and competition is horrific. Both Nova and St. Thomas are relatively new, with small alumni bases, and are generally not highly thought of. From these schools, you will probably never leave FL, which you may or may not be okay with.

I would say retake the LSAT, but this may or may not be a realistic option for you. If the scholarships are substantial, even if you get a low-paying job, at least you won't have soul-crushing debt to deal with, but I would think long and hard about going to law school.

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Re: Valparaiso, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas.

Postby KidLogarithm » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:28 am

rad law wrote:I can't speak to Valpo, but I'm from FL, and you are going to have an exceedingly tough time getting a job from Nova or St. Thomas. The economy wrecked the legal market here. UF, FSU, Miami, and Stetson grads will pretty much all get hired ahead of you, which is not good. Even UF grads are having a hard time getting jobs, and competition is horrific. Both Nova and St. Thomas are relatively new, with small alumni bases, and are generally not highly thought of. From these schools, you will probably never leave FL, which you may or may not be okay with.

I would say retake the LSAT, but this may or may not be a realistic option for you. If the scholarships are substantial, even if you get a low-paying job, at least you won't have soul-crushing debt to deal with, but I would think long and hard about going to law school.


in tandem with Rad Law, i would re-emphasize that geography should be a crucial consideration when choosing a law school with a certain area of practice in mind. NW IN might not be the area you're looking for if you're committed to sports/entertainment law (granted Payton Manning excels at both sport and entertainment). Rad Law's description of the legal landscape in FL should inform your choice.

The financial trade-off of choosing a law school will be entirely up to you. TLS offers plenty of retake/don't go advice for posters. it's a prudent perspective, but the choice is still yours. again, best of luck.




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