Friday, May 19, 2017

St. Thomas Law Student Making Her Mark in Sports and Entertainment Law

D'Bria Bradshaw
St. Thomas Law rising 3L D'Bria Bradshaw recently presented a workshop titled Becoming a Sports Legal Scholar at a sports law summit hosted by Bowie State University. Her presentation included steps to take in the law school application process, experiences of what its like to be in law school, and pursuing a career in the sports industry.

"I thought it was a great opportunity to speak at this event because the sports industry is very competitive and it is important to find your niche as early as possible," stated D'Bria. "Not many African Americans work on the business side of sports so it was beneficial for students to see different paths that they can take in the sports industry with a law degree."


She explained that speaking to students that attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) about the benefits of law school was fulfilling because African Americans make up about 5% of the legal community so it is important to instill the importance of representation and education to undergraduate students who are thinking about what is next for them after receiving their sports management degrees.

D'Bria was invited to present at the summit by an Assistant Professor at Boise State who she connected to through her online networking. Based on her profile - sports business/legal experience in the industry and the fact that she had been published, she was an ideal choice.



Earlier this year, the American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Lawyer published two of D'Bria's articles in the Winter 2017 Issue: 33-2. The articles were titled: Breaking into the Industry and Sports Team General Counsels. She is also the Senior Articles Editor for the St. Thomas Journal of Complex Litigation Editorial Board and her comment titled: Has the National Basketball Association Lost its Competitive Touch? will be published in Volume 4 of the Journal.

St. Thomas University has a leading Sports Administration program.  Our dynamic Joint Degree program, within which D'Bria is enrolled, allows students to earn their Masters in Sports Administration and Juris Doctor degree simultaneously.
 

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