Legal Department Summer Trainee
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About the Trainee Program
The Legal Department’s Summer Trainee Program is an excellent opportunity for a rising second or third year law student who is passionate, engaged, and committed to a career in sports law. Throughout the program, our attorneys will provide you with hands-on experience in all facets of the legal department’s work, including, contract drafting/reviewing for Octagon clients across all sports, legal research regarding any number of sports-law related issues, including NCAA compliance for Octagon-employed agents, unique labor and employment issues facing the sports law industry, and various litigation related matters. Throughout the course of the program, you will be supervised by experienced attorneys and participate in a variety of challenging and interesting projects.
The position will be virtual, and therefore, the individual can be located anywhere in the United States. The Trainee position is a paid twelve-week full-time position in the summer (approximately end of May through end of August, subject to school schedules).
- Current, enrolled, law school student
- Good attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and online meeting tools
- Excellent proof-reading skills
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to work in a-fast paced corporate environment individually and with others
- Experience in the sports business is a plus
For consideration, please submit the following no later than Monday, February 22:
- Cover Letter
- Short Writing Sample (no more than three pages, which may be an excerpt)
- Unofficial Law School Transcript
Please submit your application materials on-line at www.octagon.com in the “Careers” section. Incomplete applications and applications received after February 22 will not be considered.
Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
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