Top 10 tips on how to become a sports lawyer 2.0

Top 10 tips on how to become a sports lawyer 2.0
Monday, 16 November 2020 By Sean Cottrell

This article was updated with Episode 97 of the LawInSport Podcast to accompany this article on 16 November 2020 added with the 2.0 version being published on  01 May 2019. 

I spend a fair amount of time speaking, mentoring and coaching enthusiastic law students, athletes and professionals who are considering becoming sports lawyers. In my experience, there are some basic but effective steps that aspiring sports lawyers can take to get their career off to a flying start. However, these steps can be easily overlooked. Therefore, I thought I would take the opportunity to share ten tips on how to start a career as a sports lawyer. This is an updated take on the original "Top 10 tips on how to become a sports lawyer" I wrote back in 2013.

The following advice comes from my personal experience, having worked in the legal sector for over 20 years, and having worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers from all parts of the world since launching LawInSport back in 2010 and LawInSport Recruitment in 2018. A lot of this work has consisted of helping sports lawyers to articulate the value they bring to sports clients and, in turn, help them to build their profiles and their careers. I have also been fortunate enough to receive the benefit of advice from some of the most prominent and influential sports lawyers across the world whom I have interviewed, or worked with, during this time.

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Sean Cottrell

Sean Cottrell

Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.

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  • Rory Rebbeck

    • 16 November 2022 at 12:33
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    Some brilliant advice here, Sean.


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