Vermont Law School's Sports Law Institute recently announced its Board of Advisors, which includes some of America's top sports industry leaders, and the start of a Blue Chips program designed to give students the core skills, hands-on experience and research opportunities needed to succeed in the sports world.
"We’re honored that such an illustrious and dynamic group of people have stepped forward help to guide the Sports Law Institute and to provide opportunities for Vermont Law School's students," said Professor Michael McCann, director of the SLI and a nationally recognized expert in the fields of sports law, antitrust, and law and economics. He also is a legal analyst for Sports Illustrated and NBA TV and the sports law columnist for SI.com (CNNSI).
Blue Chips, which will start in fall 2012, is an innovative program that will provide students with real-world, practical skills in sports law. Those skills include the drafting of employment and endorsement contracts, foundational knowledge in sports litigation and arbitration, and application of NCAA regulations. It will also include assistance on helping students obtain internships and jobs in sports law.
Among the new SLI's Advisory Board members is Timothy Epstein. Tim is the Chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law & Litigation groups and is a highly sought after expert in sports law by organizations and publications around the world.
Content courtesy of Vermont Law School.