Tulane good enough to actually get anyone into sports law?

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Tulane good enough to actually get anyone into sports law?

Postby darcol764 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:29 pm

Title pretty much explains it all. Sports and entertainment law are such highly competitive fields that entry level jobs dont even exist in them half the time, so I dont buy that a law school at the bottom of the top 50 will get anyone anywhere in sports law. Who cares that it's a very strong specialty there, if you cant get yourself into a much better law school than tulane aren't your chances of getting into sports/entertainment law shot?

I'd love to be wrong because i think tulane sounds great. But the market being what it is, who is tracking down tulane grads for sports law jobs, really?

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Re: Tulane good enough to actually get anyone into sports law?

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed May 12, 2010 8:31 pm

You're not wrong.

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Re: Tulane good enough to actually get anyone into sports law?

Postby JCougar » Thu May 13, 2010 1:17 am

Tulane is also one of the worst gamers of placement statistics out there. Their reported salary medians are a joke, as few people respond to their employment surveys.

I would be wary of anything they told you. "Sports law" is just a convenient way of getting starry-eyed undergrads to fork over full tuition in the hopes of working for their favorite football team when they grow up.

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Re: Tulane good enough to actually get anyone into sports law?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Thu May 13, 2010 1:27 am

Don't forget that almost anyone can work in Sports law as the field is dominated by the professional agent. Being a lawyer is not a prerequisite, but it seems helpful. Many of the most successful agents did go to law school. That said, if you want to WORK (most agents are unemployed, or grossly underemployed) then you need to do the following:

1) go to the most prestigious SOUNDING law school you can. For these purposes Harvard is no better than Duke.

2) alumni base helps--go to a school with a strong program in the sport you hope to represent.

3) You have to convince people to let you represent them (outside of getting the 20K grunt gig at a powerhouse).

You sort of have to weigh the first two together. For instance; Duke, UCLA, USC, etc. might be better than HYS and are certainly better than Cornell. Either way, you shouldn't go into too much debt. Work could be meager in the beginning and, above all, rule three is the most important. Do you have any reason to believe that anyone would let you represent them? Why?

All of this is a way of saying Tulane is a terrible choice.

Source: Pulled most of it out of my ass, although I have a couple of contacts in the industry who've confirmed as much (although these individuals all work franchise side).




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