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How professional athletes can break into the legal profession

This interactive webinar is for current and former professional athletes, Olympians and Paralympians thinking about a career in law and wondering how to break into the legal profession. 


  1. When is the right time to start studying law?
  2. What are the career options within the legal profession, and specifically sports law? 
  3. Do you need to be a qualified lawyer to work in sports law? 
  4. How and when should you try and get work experience?
  5. How can you leverage your network and sporting experience to create job/career opportunities?
  6. What can be some of the unexpected challenges of transitioning into the legal profession from sport? 


Gareth Farrelly, a former international football player, lawyer and arbitrator. As a professional football player he represented the Republic of Ireland and played for Premier League sides Aston Villa, Everton and Bolton. Post retirement he retrained as a lawyer and is now a Senior Associate at the law firm Bermans. He is a member of the Football Association’s Judicial Panel. a member of Sports Resolutions’ independent Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. In 2019 he was appointed as a Court of Arbitration for Sport Arbitrator.

Christine Ohuruogu, former World, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion and Ambassadors for Sporting Equals. Christine recently graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a law degree and was appointed as an arbitrator for Sports Resolutions in 2021. 

The session will be hosted by Sean Cottrell, CEO & Co-Founder of LawInSport. He has over 10 years experience advising and supporting thousands of lawyers,  sports executives and athletes around the world to help them develop their careers and client base.


This event is for current and former professional athletes only. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be able to attend. 

Event Properties

Event Date 09-04-2021 14:00
Event End Date 09-04-2021 15:00
Individual Price FREE


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