At Mishcon, we believe in nurturing and developing talent from the earliest possible stage. That is why we have decided to offer students a unique opportunity to gain a practical insight into the side of sport that you don’t see on the pitch through the Mishcon Sports Law Academy.
Sports Law issues are continually attracting headlines
The Sports Law Academy and certificate
Applications to join the Academy are now open and will close on Sunday 27 October at 6pm. You can apply here. The application process includes a short video interview which is primarily for us to get to know you better, but will also include questions on anything sports law related. Students who have a good attendance record and contributions to the seminars will be rewarded with a Sports Law Academy certificate. Attendance at the Sports Law Academy will also be taken into account for Mishcon’s vacation scheme applications.
In addition, we will be offering a week of work experience in the Mishcon Sports Law team to the winner of the Sports Law Academy article competition. Students will have the opportunity to submit a briefing note on a legal issue in sport at any point during the course of the program.
Timetable (subject to change)
Over the course of this academic year we will be running eight evening seminars (Mondays from 18:15-19:45) at our London offices. Each 90 minute session will focus on a particular topic of sports law and will be coordinated by Mishcon lawyers who specialise in that area of law. They will provide a presentation and introduction to the topic before distributing a case study and asking for your input, to allow you to gain practical experience in dealing with a variety of sports law issues.
|Welcome Drinks – The Sports Law Landscape
||4 November 2019
|Doping & Match Fixing
||25 November 2019
|Immigration & Chinese Football
||9 December 2019
|Employment in Sport
||20 January 2020
|eSports, Betting & Gaming
||10 February 2020
|Corporate Transactions & Insolvency
||24 February 2020
|Brands & Commercial Opportunities
||9 March 2020
|Life of an In-House Sports Lawyer – End of course drinks
||23 March 2020