How to Make it in Entertainment & Sports Law: Attend ABA’s Conference
In 2014, I decided to quit my job and move to Miami, Florida to become an Entertainment and Sports attorney! While some friends and associates gave me the look of sheer disbelief, I didn’t let it stop me. In fact, it pushed me to grind harder. When law students ask me how do I go to so many events, preside over two organizations, work for national organizations, intern, attend law school etc. at the same time, the answer is simple. NO EXCUSES! In the words of Beyonce’s Formation, “I did not come to play.”
My work ethic has led me to many opportunities that I could only dream of back when I was planning music festivals in a cubicle across from my boss’s desk. So, what does it all mean? If you are serious about practicing in entertainment and sports law, then you have to give it your all. NO EXCUSES! Will you have rejections and unanswered emails? Yes, absolutely! Will it stop you from achieving your career goals? In my case, I’m always looking for other options and solutions when
one three doors close.
TIP: Register for American Bar Association: Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
So where do you begin? My suggestion is to attend the annual ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries Meeting this October in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s theme is “Improving Your Odds in Entertainment and Sports Law.” In the next coming weeks, I will be posting about the conference. So improve your odds and register today!
Ashley A. Mapp is a third-year law student at Florida International University Law. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Law Mapping.