Sports, Business & Law Clinic

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SBLC 2016 students visit with NBA legend, Albert King, at the Barclays Center

Program Dates: Wednesday, February 22 – Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

Description: The Sports, Business & Law Clinic is a three-day program that seeks to inspire students like you, who already have an interest in sports, to pursue related careers in law and business.  The program is FREE for 8th graders. You’ll interact with and learn from a variety of experienced professionals, engage in fun, interactive activities, and take a field trip to the Barclays Center. Find out what happens off the field, go behind the scenes of your favorite sports teams, and gain the knowledge you need to start a career in sports law or management.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (click here to expand this section):

Why should I attend SBLC?
The Sports, Business & Law Clinic is a great opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to start a career in sports law or sports management. Each day, you’ll meet a variety of legal and business professionals, and take a field trip to the Barclays Center. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the sports world, and find out what happens off the court! One of our students described it best: “the activities, guest speakers, and field trips opened me up to the world. The program showed me what I have to do in order to become successful in life.”

What if I’m not that interested in sports, law, or business?
Even if you’re uncertain about a career in sports law or business, SBLC is still a great opportunity. The skills you learn in SBLC are the skills all successful students and professionals need – the ability to think critically, write well, speak well in public, and advocate for themselves and others. When you join SBLC you’ll make new friends, form great relationships, interact with experienced professionals, and have the opportunity to earn trophies, prizes, and sports memorabilia!

Who is eligible for SBLC?
Current eighth grade students from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens are eligible to apply for SBLC.

How much does it cost?
SBLC is free for all students. Lunch will be provided each day.

When is SBLC and where does it take place?
SBLC will take place on Tuesday, February 21 – Thursday, February 23, 2017. SBLC activities last from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at Legal Outreach, Inc., located at 36-14 35th Street, Long Island City (Queens), NY 11106.

How do I apply for SBLC?
Interested students can complete at application online here. Once your application is complete, submit a copy of your report card (most recent marking period) to:
Dwight Curwen, Community, Law & Education Coordinator
Mail: 36-14 35th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106
Email: dcurwen@legaloutreach.org
Fax: (718) 752-0020

Are there other opportunities beyond SBLC?
Yes. Students who complete SBLC become eligible to participate in the Law & Justice Institute. LJI is a five-week summer program where you have the opportunity to learn about criminal law and the trial process. You will also participate in a mock trial in front of an actual judge. In addition, you will meet different attorneys each day and attend field trips each week. LJI will also teach you the skills you need to excel in high school, including: critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and persuasion.

How can I learn more about SBLC?
You can email Dwight Curwen, Community, Law & Education Coordinator, at dcurwen@legaloutreach.org, or call (718) 752-0222 ext. 201. Admitted students and parents will receive an invitation to attend our Information Session scheduled for January 21, 2017.

SBLC 2016 students meet Joe Maczko, VP & Asst. Gen. Counsel for the NBA
SBLC 2016 students meet Joe Maczko, VP & Asst. Gen. Counsel for the NBA

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SBLC 2016 students visit with guest speakers – Mike Bantom, Robert Santini, and Tallen Todorovich
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