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This is the second in a series of articles covering successful sports

lawyers. This week features Amy Trask, the Chief Executive of NFL team

the Oakland Raiders.


There is no set path to a career in sports law.

A high-profile industry, sports spans the globe and legal landscape

with increasingly complex and dynamic issues A couple of decades ago, a

sports law class offering was a rarity in most law schools, and the

American Bar Association's only sports-related member-group was at its

inception.Today, USC's sports law curriculum is typical of programs

around the USA that teach students from multiple-edition sports law

textbooks. Not only is the ABA's sports-related member-group booming,

but another national sports lawyers association boasts hosting its 34th

consecutive annual meeting in 2008. The sports industry is a

multi-billion-dollar industry, and is rapidly expanding even in today's

shrinking economy.USC Law graduates have created their own game plan to

achieve roles in some of the world's most recognized sports

organizations and they use these positions to shape the industry and

its players. Breaking into sports law takes more than just being a fan.

Legal knowledge and business savvy are required to navigate the

multitude of subjects including contracts, torts, real estate,

franchising, insurance, global marketing, employment, collective

bargaining and intellectual property.


Read the whole of the second article on sports law careers.

Read the first article on sports law careers.


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