Experiential Opportunities

 Loyola's Sports Law Arbitration team competes in the National Baseball Arbitration Competition held at Tulane University Law School.

Students will complete an externship to satisfy the Sports Law Concentration experiential requirement designed to provide valuable practical experience. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for those who wish to pursue careers in the diverse areas of sports law.

Externship: All Sports Law Concentration students will be required to complete one of the externships listed below or an externship in a related industry (sports, TV, trademark, or merchandising) through the existing Entertainment Law Practicum program or through Loyola’s externship program.  Externships must be approved in advance by the Concentration Advisor.

The following externships are available for students enrolled in the Sports Law Concentration. Each will provide two academic units and satisfy the Experiential Requirement for the Concentration:

  1. 3Ls only for Spring, 2015 – Seyfarth Shaw LLP – Email Erika Calvert, Human Resources Manager, at ECalvert@seyfarth.com with your resume and cover letter. Externs will assist Robert Buch, Esq. in sports-related workers’ compensation and labor matters.
  2. Summer 2014 – Wasserman Media Group (WMG) – Email Meg Stephenson, Senior Coordinator, Human Resources, at mstephenson@wmgllc.com with your resume and cover letter. Externs will assist WMG lawyers on matters pertaining to athlete representation.
  3. Summer 2015 – Paragon Sports International, LLC – email Matt McConnell at matt@paragonsports.net.  Externs will assist in a variety of matters relating to athlete representation, including contract drafting and litigation support. Matters include salary arbitration, drug suspension appeals, and injury grievances.

Negotiation Competition Team:  We are exploring the possibility of one or more negotiation competition teams to participate in an Entertainment Negotiation competition.  Students in the Sports Law Concentration are strongly advised to try out for such a team where possible.

For questions, contact the Sports Law Concentration Faculty Advisor, Prof. Dan Lazaroff, at 213.736.1156 or Daniel.Lazaroff@lls.edu