Mishcon Sports Law Academy 2016/17

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:

  • ‘Governing body in corruption scandal’
  • ‘Rider faces 2-year doping ban’
  • ‘Manager sacked by Club’
  • ‘Racing team raises funds through crowd-funding’
  • ‘Club signs sponsorship deal with sports brand’

It is issues like these that our lawyers deal with on a daily basis. At Mishcon we work with players, clubs, agents and governing bodies across a whole host of sports and would like to share some of this knowledge with a group of budding young lawyers who have a passion for sports law.

Over the course of this academic year we will be running six 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.


The Sports Law Academy certificate

Attendance at the Sports Law Academy will be taken into account for Mishcon’s vacation scheme applications. Students who have a good attendance record and contributions to the seminars will be rewarded with a Sports Law Academy certificate.

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.


Apply to the Sports Law Academy

To apply for Sports Law Academy, please click here.

Applications for the 2016/17 Sports Law Academy will be open from 26 September 2016, closing on 16 October 2016.


Timetable (subject to change)



The sports law landscape

21 November 2016

Corporate transactions in sport

5 December 2016
Employment and immigration in sport 16 January 2017
Doping and corruption 30 January 2017

Utilising commercial opportunities and
intellectual property rights in sport

20 February 2017
Disputes in sport 6 March 2017



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Event Properties

Event Date 21-11-2016
Event End Date 06-03-2017
Location Mishcon de Reya LLP


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