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.