Lindsay Brandon says you can credit both blogging and Seattle sports to starting her on her career path in sports law. As a writer she focused much of her effort on covering the intersection of sports, social justice and the law and is now a practicing associate at the Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs—a firm that primarily represents Olympic athletes in administrative proceedings. Along with that, she serves on Women in Sports Law’s (WISLaw) Communications Committee. She joins Bob Ambrogi on This Week in Legal Blogging to discuss her career path and the initiatives she and the members of WISLaw are working on.
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- 01:33 – How sports writing and her schooling in Seattle got her into this area of law
- 04:59 – Along with sports writing she also wrote for a whiskey publication
- 08:06 – Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs was created to fill gap in representation for Olympic athletes
- 14:05 – Women in sports law was founded to give women involved in sports law a professional organization where they could speak with each other
- 15:07 – One of their main initiatives right now is trying to get more women on arbitration panels and other administrative roles
- 20:09 – Unlike other areas of law, sports law lends itself to international networking
- 21:33 – The kinds of obstacles women face in sports law
- 23:18 – What the current state of representation in sports is
- 24:53 – What their organization does to address these issues and support their members
- 27:05 – While the organization is based out of Switzerland, they are working on engaging their U.S. based members
- 28:17 – On this International Women’s Day they are launching an initiative to advocate for more women is sporting administrative roles