Sports Law

Sports Law Internships

Under the supervision of the National Sports Law Institute's directors, Marquette J.D. students have the opportunity to gain valuable legal and business experience by participating in one semester volunteer sports law-related internships. Internship sponsors may include the Action Sports Experience, the Doleschal High School Risk Management Program, the Marquette University Athletic Department, Miller Brewing Company, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Mile, Milwaukee Professional Soccer, LLC, the Northern Illinois University Athletic Department, ScheerGame Sports Development, LLC, Sport$Bi$ Television Show, South Milwaukee High School, Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District, the University of Wisconsin Madison, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin Parkside, and the Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation.

These internships are only open to Marquette University Law School students (or SMU students participating in the NSLI's Exchange Program) who have completed one full year of Law School. The National Sports Law Institute places all students in the internships. Priority is given to candidates for the NSLI's Sports Law Certificate.

Marquette Sports Law Review

Established in 1990, the Marquette Sports Law Review is the first United States scholarly publication to focus on legal, ethical, and business issues related to professional and amateur athletics. The Sports Law Review is produced and edited by Marquette Law students, who earn academic credit for their work. It publishes articles and essays submitted by sports lawyers, sports industry professionals, law professors, and law students on a broad range of sports-related topics. Recently published articles have discussed testing for performance-enhancing substances in professional sports, ownership of sports statistics, termination of college coaching contracts, managing risk in interscholastic athletics, the impact of Title IX on athletic departments, and many other subjects of current interest. For more information on the Sports Law Review visit its official Website.

Sports Law Moot Court Team

Moot Court TeamJ.D.students interested in developing their oral argument and brief-writing skills are eligible to be selected for Marquette's Sports Law Moot Court Team if they successfully complete the Law School's Appellate Writing and Advocacy course. The team participates in the Mardi Gras Invitational National Sports Law Competition held in New Orleans each year. For more information visit the National Sports Law Moot Court Competition website.