bceagles04 wrote: If you go to law school, can you specialize in Sports?
I know Marquette and Tulane offer Sports Law or at least gear some programs towards Sports Law...My friend is going to ASU for law and wants to be an agent. He applied to 50 schools and knows what each school offers and specializes in. He told me those are the only 2 that specialize in it, but you can still become an agent without specializing in Sports Law in school.
More schools will start to offer it, since it is pretty popular at those two schools and gaining popularity in general.
What the hell is sports law? Lawyers who become agents just use contract law and maybe some administrative law. They are not really lawyers since they don't deal with any laws.
Agents know contract law. Players hire specialized accountants to deal with their taxes and litigators to represent them in hearings. The agent just negotiates team and sponsorship contracts.
Agents have to know the basics of contract law and have to be personable in a used car salesman way.
Once you've got the basics you get an entry level position at one of these places making minimum wage and work your way up:
I think that courses specializing in "Sports" may be a waste of time and if you are in law school one course could not hurt but spending too much time on it could. You should have a general background in law so that you can go into any field that interests you.
From what I know of being an agent, the actual work is pretty high stress and not very interesting. But if you are a lawyer with a good job in another field you can have a lot more fun and buy season tickets to whatever team you want (except for the Maple Leafs who have a ten year waiting list for season tix