Sports Law? At Miami?

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Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby JCoop » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Still waiting to hear back from a few schools but I would like to become involved in sports and entertainment law. Everyone seems to hate Miami and I would like to hear reasons why. I was accepted there and I am strongly considering it, as they do offer a concentration in sports law. I understand to be successful in sports law its all about who you know, which is why I believe I should go the biggest city/best school that accepts me. Waiting on Pitt, St. John's, and Villanova still, which would be the best for SPORTS law?

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:56 pm

JCoop wrote:I understand to be successful in sports law its all about who you know, which is why I believe I should go the biggest city/best school that accepts me.

The conclusion does not follow from the premise.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:56 pm

Also UM is a decent school for S. Fl., but only if you're going for free or close to it, due to the fact that the FL market is in tatters.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby STLMizzou » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:11 pm

I hear Marquette has a good sports law program.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:13 pm

There are a few routes to practicing sports law or being a sports agent (you don't even need to go to law school to be an agent).

If you want to work for a firm that represents sports leagues, then hiring is extremely competitive and you will want to go to the best school possible and really only consider T20s, preferably HYS.

If you want to be an agent, become buddies with a bunch of college players who will be pro athletes and convince them to let you be their agent.

Both those options are extremely unlikely for most people.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:34 pm

Oh good God.

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Postby specialsnowflake » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:36 pm

Tom Joad wrote:There are a few routes to practicing sports law or being a sports agent (you don't even need to go to law school to be an agent).

If you want to work for a firm that represents sports leagues, then hiring is extremely competitive and you will want to go to the best school possible and really only consider T20s, preferably HYS.

If you want to be an agent, become buddies with a bunch of college players who will be pro athletes and convince them to let you be their agent.

Both those options are extremely unlikely for most people.


lol. that's awesome

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:52 pm

rad lulz wrote:
JCoop wrote:I understand to be successful in sports law its all about who you know, which is why I believe I should go the biggest city/best school that accepts me.

The conclusion does not follow from the premise.

Seriously, huge logic fail.

OP do you know any pro athletes who will hire you as their agent? If not, good luck. Specialty programs are pretty worthless, but sports law is about the worst of all.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby benburns214 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:06 pm

Dont choose a school based off of a speciality program. Choose a school based on the prestige and where you would like to live/practice. (with scholarship considersations thrown in there as well)

If you want to live in Miami, then going to UM is a logical choice. If you only want to go to UM because of sports law, then you should do a little more research.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby 071816 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:13 pm

There's no such thing as a sports law "program"

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby timbs4339 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:57 pm

OP: Were you a college athlete? I've heard sports lawyers speak, and the consensus seems to be that there are two ways into the business. 1) An ex-college athlete who is willing to start out working for a small agency/firm and who gets that job through connections, 2) a biglawyer working for a firm with good sports and entertainment practice who then laterals in-house to a league or team. Miami probably won't get you 2 and 1 will depend on your background much more than your law school

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:01 pm

The dean of my law school sort of did sports law. He went to Yale and then worked at Covington and represented the NFL and NHL. Try that.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby JCoop » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:27 pm

I get it I know it was a logic fail; I threw this together in like two minutes. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal considering if I didn't mention connections in sports law, that's the first thing everyone would say.

Forget what I said about sports law, I'll make that decision on my own. What's so bad about Miami? I know its a larger school but I'm coming from a large undergrad school where you were just a number anyways. I want real concrete examples, not just because everyone hates the city and there's a large Spanish population.

They have the top two arbitrators on their faculty according to a recent report, which is another area I'm interested in. I want reasons why it would be a bad idea to go there, besides the price.
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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby JCoop » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:30 pm

And yes I was an athlete, and I do have some connections. Nothing major, but I do have connections to some people in MLB front offices. I have also met Goodell and spoke with him, as he is from my hometown.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:32 pm

I don't think anybody has bashed Miami (the city or the university). It's just unanimous that you shouldn't pick a school because of a sports law program. It's like moving to a small rural town because you like the fair that comes there once a year. In other words, it shouldn't even be a factor on your list.

Also, unfortunately, you posted right after some guy made a thread asking for advice on where to go to school, then basically told everyone to f themselves because "I'm going to Marquette for the sports law program."

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:34 pm

JCoop wrote:I get it I know it was a logic fail; I threw this together in like two minutes. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal considering if I didn't mention connections in sports law, that's the first thing everyone would say.

Forget what I said about sports law, I'll make that decision on my own. What's so bad about Miami? I know its a larger school but I'm coming from a large undergrad school where you were just a number anyways. I want real concrete examples, not just because everyone hates the city and there's a large Spanish population.

They have the top two arbitrators on their faculty according to a recent report, which is another area I'm interested in. I want reasons why it would be a bad idea to go there, besides the price.


The awful job prospects.

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Looks like less than ten percent of the class get anything close to miami big law.
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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby Indifferent » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:36 pm

no

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby boosk » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:41 pm

JCoop wrote:I want real concrete examples


rad lulz wrote:the FL market is in tatters.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:37 pm

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:50 pm

rad lulz wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
JCoop wrote:I get it I know it was a logic fail; I threw this together in like two minutes. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal considering if I didn't mention connections in sports law, that's the first thing everyone would say.

Forget what I said about sports law, I'll make that decision on my own. What's so bad about Miami? I know its a larger school but I'm coming from a large undergrad school where you were just a number anyways. I want real concrete examples, not just because everyone hates the city and there's a large Spanish population.

They have the top two arbitrators on their faculty according to a recent report, which is another area I'm interested in. I want reasons why it would be a bad idea to go there, besides the price.


The awful job prospects.

--LinkRemoved--

Looks like less than ten percent of the class get anything close to miami big law.


Before OP says "I'm cool with not getting biglaw," it won't be so cool when he's in debt $100k+.


Also, it's important to keep in mind that even the best miami private firms only pay 135, making it that much harder to pay back your loans.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:57 pm

JCoop wrote:And yes I was an athlete, and I do have some connections. Nothing major, but I do have connections to some people in MLB front offices. I have also met Goodell and spoke with him, as he is from my hometown.

Oh you met Goodell? Well in that case it sounds like you are set. I'd go for it.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby boosk » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:37 pm

romothesavior wrote:
JCoop wrote:And yes I was an athlete, and I do have some connections. Nothing major, but I do have connections to some people in MLB front offices. I have also met Goodell and spoke with him, as he is from my hometown.

Oh you met Goodell? Well in that case it sounds like you are set. I'd go for it.


haha impossible to tell if serious

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby Hjones33 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:47 pm

I once had a pizza at the same place that bud selig did.

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby Trina Johnson » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:22 pm

rad lulz wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
JCoop wrote:I get it I know it was a logic fail; I threw this together in like two minutes. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal considering if I didn't mention connections in sports law, that's the first thing everyone would say.

Forget what I said about sports law, I'll make that decision on my own. What's so bad about Miami? I know its a larger school but I'm coming from a large undergrad school where you were just a number anyways. I want real concrete examples, not just because everyone hates the city and there's a large Spanish population.

They have the top two arbitrators on their faculty according to a recent report, which is another area I'm interested in. I want reasons why it would be a bad idea to go there, besides the price.


The awful job prospects.

--LinkRemoved--

Looks like less than ten percent of the class get anything close to miami big law.


Before OP says "I'm cool with not getting biglaw," it won't be so cool when he's in debt $100k+.


He can always fuck his way out of it

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Re: Sports Law? At Miami?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:24 pm

The transition from dumb troll to porn troll was fast.




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