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marsilni
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Sports Industry

Postby marsilni » Sun May 02, 2010 9:28 am

Why is it that there are so many people with law degrees working as sports executives? I cannot think of another industry so dominated by people with JD's. Look at some of the most powerful people in sports:

David Stern - NBA Commissioner

Jeff Pash - NFL's General Counsel, (obviously the GC needs to be a lawyer, but it is widely known that Pash is second in power/influence to only the commissioner)

Donald Fehr - Executive Director of the MLBPA, probably one of the most powerful labor unions in the world

Lonn Trost - COO of the Yankees

Randy Levine - President of the Yankees

Jean Afterman - Assistant GM of the Yankees (one of the only women to be in such a powerful position)

Paul Tagliabue - current president of the Big East Conference, former NFL Commissioner

Scott Boras - most powerful sports agent

Mike Tannenbaum - General Manager of the New York Jets

There are several more big names to mention and countless other smaller names. As someone who wants to work in sports and has a passion for law, can the JD be a way to break in?

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D. H2Oman
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Re: Sports Industry

Postby D. H2Oman » Sun May 02, 2010 9:38 am

Yes. not only is a JD a great way to break in, but the sports industry is not really a popular destination for law grads. A lot of it depends on where you got to school though. Top 1/3 at YHS gives you a good chance at becoming GM of the New York Yankees. Be careful though, at T3 school you'll have to hustle just to get a job in the front office of the Columbus Blue Jackets. (and T4 LOLOLOL welcome to the Major league Soccer)

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Re: Sports Industry

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun May 02, 2010 10:02 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Yes. not only is a JD a great way to break in, but the sports industry is not really a popular destination for law grads. A lot of it depends on where you got to school though. Top 1/3 at YHS gives you a good chance at becoming GM of the New York Yankees. Be careful though, at T3 school you'll have to hustle just to get a job in the front office of the Columbus Blue Jackets. (and T4 LOLOLOL welcome to the Major league Soccer)


Terrific post.

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facetious
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Re: Sports Industry

Postby facetious » Sun May 02, 2010 10:16 am

marsilni wrote:Why is it that there are so many people with law degrees working as sports executives? I cannot think of another industry so dominated by people with JD's. Look at some of the most powerful people in sports:

David Stern - NBA Commissioner

Jeff Pash - NFL's General Counsel, (obviously the GC needs to be a lawyer, but it is widely known that Pash is second in power/influence to only the commissioner)

Donald Fehr - Executive Director of the MLBPA, probably one of the most powerful labor unions in the world

Lonn Trost - COO of the Yankees

Randy Levine - President of the Yankees

Jean Afterman - Assistant GM of the Yankees (one of the only women to be in such a powerful position)

Paul Tagliabue - current president of the Big East Conference, former NFL Commissioner

Scott Boras - most powerful sports agent

Mike Tannenbaum - General Manager of the New York Jets

There are several more big names to mention and countless other smaller names. As someone who wants to work in sports and has a passion for law, can the JD be a way to break in?


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Re: Sports Industry

Postby 270910 » Sun May 02, 2010 10:19 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:Yes. not only is a JD a great way to break in, but the sports industry is not really a popular destination for law grads. A lot of it depends on where you got to school though. Top 1/3 at YHS gives you a good chance at becoming GM of the New York Yankees. Be careful though, at T3 school you'll have to hustle just to get a job in the front office of the Columbus Blue Jackets. (and T4 LOLOLOL welcome to the Major league Soccer)


Terrific post.


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