Mishcon to run sports law academy for students

Mishcon de Reya has established a ’sports law academy’ aimed at teaching students the commercial and legal issues surrounding sport.

The London firm, at which sports law is one of nine sector focuses, is offering its expertise over a series of six seminars from December this year to March 2015. Attendees will have the chance to win a week’s work experience with the Mishcon sports law team, while seminar attendance will also be taken into account by the firm when choosing vacation scheme students.

The seminars will focus on topics such as football transfers and immigration, privacy, social media and reputation media and corruption in sport, with each lasting 90 minutes. 

Applications are accepted from penultimate and final-year law students, final year non-law students, Graduate Diploma in Law students and Legal Practice Course students. The deadline is 17 November.

Applicants should answer the question ‘What interests you about sports law and why do you want to attend the Sports Law Academy?’ via a 60-second video or 250-word application form.