How to become a sports lawyer - online course

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This course is exclusive to LawInSport Plus Members

Sports law is a popular but difficult area of the law to break into. It is not always clear to law students, trainees and qualified lawyers how to start and navigate their career as a sports lawyer.

This webinar provides practical advice on how to become a sports lawyer.


The webinar provides

  • An overview of the sports law sector;
  • An explanation on the various career paths within sports organisations and private practice;
  • Tools to help you plan out your career path/practice;
  • Practical advice on how to secure a career/practice in sports law;
  • Help for you identify and take opportunities when they appear.


Who Will Benefit From The Webinar?

The webinar is targeted to students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, solicitors and barristers. This webinar is focused on global sports law with examples from the UK, Europe and the US.

For some background information see these articles:



Sean Cottrell, CEO and Founder of LawInSport. Sean founded LawInSport, at the end in 2010, and has extensive experience in providing career advice for aspiring lawyers and practicing sports lawyers domestically in the UK and internationally. He has worked with both private practice law firms and sports organisations in the recruitment of sports lawyers and developing business development plans.



Comments (4)

  • Stephen Akinsanya

    Stephen Akinsanya

    08 March 2016 at 12:41 | #

    Thanks Sean. Very useful tips and insight on how to develop a practice. I have accepted some pro-bono work on the strength of your advice.


    • Sean Cottrell

      Sean Cottrell

      08 March 2016 at 12:51 | #

      That is great to hear Stephen, thank you for letting me know. I hope it proves a valuable experience for you and that your work has a positive impact on the organisation or individuals you are working with. Keep me posted on how you get on.


  • Marlon Gilbert-Roberts

    Marlon Gilbert-Roberts

    08 July 2016 at 12:38 | #

    Thanks Sean. Very helpful insights.


  • Andrey Nikitin

    Andrey Nikitin

    28 September 2018 at 08:28 | #

    Very difficult to understand for non native.


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