Legal Internship Program placed on hold

Please find following a message from Principal, Mat Jessep, on the previously launched Legal Internship Program:


"Unfortunately, due to the effects of the global pandemic created by COVID-19, and its impact on the sports industry, over the past several weeks or so I have experienced an effect on my dedicated sports law practice, Game Legal (and sports consulting business, Game Consulting).  As such, I am placing my plans for the previously announced paid legal internship program on hold.


I am reluctant to do this as my goal with the internship program was always to help promote sports law as a profession through the direct development of members of the next generation of young lawyers experienced in the legal issues unique to sports. However, market forces have out-muscled my professional development goals for the sports law area for now.


I don't want this to make any of the applicants lose sight of a career in sports law if that is what they are determined to achieve.  From my own experience, having graduated as a mature-aged lawyer during the GFC, with a wife and two kids to try and support, right now I would recommend sheer will and perseverance in the pursuit of one's goals despite the external environment.