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Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Where did the best sports agents go to law school?

At Moneylaw, Louisville law dean Jim Chen discusses a profile of football agent Ben Dogra from today's New York Times. Dean Chen notes:
Scott Boras attended McGeorge School of Law. Theo Epstein went to law school at the University of San Diego. Dogra...attended SLU Law....[T]op plaintiffs' lawyers are not concentrated among the alumni ranks of elite schools, but rather come from schools all over. Successful sports agents and executives, one strongly suspects, follow a similar pattern. There are indeed many paths to success after law school, and the overwhelming majority of those paths have no connection to the 35 schools in the top twenty, let alone the three, fourteen, or eighteen truly "elite" schools that dominate gossip in legal academia
Additions? Tom Condon, Dogra's boss, went to Baltimore law (while playing in the NFL). Although Tellem went to Michigan, Picciotto (Octagon) to Penn and Rosenhaus to Duke (and Theo Epstein to Harvard College), it seems clear success in the highly competitive sports agent field is not limited to those with "elite" law school degrees.


Good to know as I toil away at a tier four school!

Anonymous Anonymous -- 9/03/2008 1:16 PM  

Theo Epstein did NOT go to Harvard College! After being rejected, he chose instead to attend Yale!

Anonymous Anonymous -- 9/03/2008 1:35 PM  

I can think of a couple of very prominent agent-attorneys:

Jack Mula, who before becoming New England Patriots' General Counsel was an agent and had represented Rocket Ismail and Priest Holmes (along with others), is a graduate of New England School of Law.

Leon Rose, who has represented Allen Iverson, O.J. Mayo and many others, is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Blogger Michael McCann -- 9/03/2008 3:03 PM forever..

Anonymous iddaa -- 9/03/2008 3:20 PM  

and Rob Pelinka (Kobe's agent) went to undergrad at Michigan and got his JD/MBA from Michigan!

Blogger Arash -- 9/10/2008 4:02 PM  

I am a senior in college and am interested in going into Sports Law. I am getting ready to take my LSAT and then apply to law schools. Any advice for me on schools or direction?

Anonymous Anonymous -- 9/16/2008 3:27 PM  

i am an attorney, looking to become a sports agent. How do I get into this field? Are those online courses worth the money? If so, which are the best?


Anonymous Anonymous -- 10/09/2008 8:11 PM  

we need more information i think

Anonymous abiye -- 1/02/2009 4:05 AM  

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