Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

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bulldoglaw
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Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

Postby bulldoglaw » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Hey everyone,

I'm pretty interested in sports and entertainment law, and I know there are some great schools with these programs and even lower tiered schools that are known for having great programs. Specifically I'm referring to the likes of Tulane, Marquette, Loyola LA, and Chapman University.

My question is this: what are the job prospects of graduates who have a Sports Law or Entertainment Law concentration or certificate?

Anybody who has any kind of background knowledge on this would be helpful.

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Re: Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:18 pm

There are few job prospects. Few people do this and most just kind of fell into it. By and large, any "special" programs are gimmicks.

bulldoglaw
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Re: Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

Postby bulldoglaw » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:23 pm

blowhard wrote:There are few job prospects. Few people do this and most just kind of fell into it. By and large, any "special" programs are gimmicks.


I was wondering about that. I've heard that international law is one of the hugest gimmicks in law school that they use to reel in new students. However, I'm not going to law school planning on becoming the next Jerry Maguire or anything. I actually am a Poli Sci/Crim major and will probably just stick to the core subjects in law school. But since sports are my favorite hobby, and since I've always thought it'd be best to try and do something I enjoyed, I figured I'd try and find someone who went that route.

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Re: Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

Postby PMan99 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:10 pm

bulldoglaw wrote:
blowhard wrote:There are few job prospects. Few people do this and most just kind of fell into it. By and large, any "special" programs are gimmicks.


I was wondering about that. I've heard that international law is one of the hugest gimmicks in law school that they use to reel in new students. However, I'm not going to law school planning on becoming the next Jerry Maguire or anything. I actually am a Poli Sci/Crim major and will probably just stick to the core subjects in law school. But since sports are my favorite hobby, and since I've always thought it'd be best to try and do something I enjoyed, I figured I'd try and find someone who went that route.

There are firms that have a big four (nhl/mlb/nba/nfl) team as their client, or occasionally leagues/player's unions hire firms (Proskauer Rose) to do their stuff for them. In LA some firms have entertainment law practice groups.

But going to a TTT law school and trying to get into one of these firms won't work. Your best bet is still the same - HYS/T14. The certificate or specialty means nothing. And to have a chance to get the high profile stuff you need to be not only in the firm but also make partner and have connections.

Dream Machine
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Re: Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

Postby Dream Machine » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:02 am

I know of someone who was the equipment manager, or something of the sort, for UF football team. He became very chummy with a few of the players; and when a few of them looked for an agent down the road, they already had a rapport with/trusted this guy.

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Re: Job Prospects in Sports/Entertainment Law

Postby handsonthewheel » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:22 pm

If you have to ask, you probably don't know the people you need to know to eventually get into it. Other than that, go to the best T14 you can and hope to get lucky.

Legal jobs are extremely competitive right now. Think about how that may extend to legal jobs around desirable things like sports and entertainment.




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