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MSLB Admission

Why should you apply to ASU Law Sports Law and Business program?

The Allan “Bud” Selig Sports Law and Business program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is centrally located in vibrant downtown Phoenix. This unique program blends the study of sports, law and business from a nationally-ranked law school and is led by world-class faculty, starting with the program’s esteemed namesake: MLB Commissioner Emeritus Allan “Bud” Selig. Graduates have gone on to work in the world of sports in areas like operations, marketing, compliance, communications, development and more. Based in the nation’s fifth largest city with access to top professional sports teams, this program will give students the head start they need to succeed in the field they love.

For a full overview of the program, visit the MSLB homepage.


Applications deadline

The Fall 2024 MSLB application will be available on December 1, 2023.

The Fall 2024 application due: June 14, 2024

Applications will continue to be accepted over the Winter break but will not be evaluated until Jan. 9, when school is back in session.

Attention: The MSLB application is not a FastApp. If you completed the FastApp, your application will not be reviewed. Please complete the full application to be considered for the MSLB program.

Admission components

Applicants must complete all requirements in order for their application to be reviewed. Incomplete applications or applicants without all required documents will not be considered by the admissions committee.

There is no application fee. We do not require any standardized test score for admission.

Applicants must submit the following for their application to be complete:

MSLB students sitting at a classroom table during the ASU Law Sports Law and Business orientation

Your resume should include details about your educational background, work history, military service, leadership roles, honor societies, scholarships, extracurricular activities, community service, honors and awards, publications, foreign language proficiencies, and any other significant achievements and involvements. In your work history, please include significant previous sports experience completed during and post-college, including the organization name, dates of employment, and hours worked. Your resume should be no more than two typed pages and the font size should be 11 point or higher.

Your personal statement should tell the admissions committee who you are beyond your resume. It should be compelling, show off your writing skills and include why you want to study in the Sports Law and Business Program. It can also highlight specific reasons you want to come to ASU Law and work in sports. Your personal statement should be at least two pages long, double spaced, and the font size should be 11 point or higher.

ASU Law accepts up to two references to tell us about your ability to participate in the MSLB program. References can include undergraduate professors, advisors or other professional contacts. Please include the person’s name, title and email. These are not letters of recommendation.

All applicants to the SLB Program are required to upload a video submission or elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that will spark the admissions committee’s interest in a potential student. Please see the video submission guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Applicants must include a transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school they have attended. The application will require you to upload a PDF.

If you received your degree from an institution outside of the U.S., please submit the following:

  • TOEFL Score
  • Transcript Evaluation through American Credential Evaluation Institute (ACEI)

Please refer to the special instructions for Foreign Educated Applicants.

 

Review process

Admissions to the MSLB Program operate on a rolling basis, which means applications will be reviewed as they are received and spots will be filled. For example, spots may be full on June 13, even if the application remains open.

Applicants will not hear from the SLB admissions team between Dec. 16, 2023 and Jan. 7, 2024 and from April 8 to April 20, 2024. The admissions team has several waitlist review periods.

The SLB admissions team aims to review a completed application within 20 business days. You will receive one of three decisions: an offer to interview, a waitlist offer or a denial of admission.

If you receive an offer to interview, a decision on your status will follow within 20 business days from the interview date.

The committee may move faster or slower depending on the number of applications received or the time of year. Please contact the team with any questions.

Video submission guidelines 

In addition to the online application and required documents, all MSLB applicants will need to upload a video submission or elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that sparks interest in an organization, project or an idea.

The requirements for the video submissions are:

  1. Videos can be no longer than 1 minute and 40 seconds. Failure to adhere to this direction may result in a delay in reviewing the application. Applicants may only submit one video. If the incorrect video was attached to the application, applicants can email mslbasu@asu.edu to send the correct video to the admissions team. This may result in a delay in application review, so please be sure to attach the correct video before submitting.
  2. Inappropriate content will not be reviewed. Videos that do not abide by the standards and character of ASU, ASU Law and the SLP Program will not be considered.
  3. The MSLB Program wants applicants to use creativity but be professional when creating their elevator pitch. The video should show the admissions team who the applicant is and why they should be accepted into the program.
  4. All submitted videos should be well-lit and easy to hear. Please avoid filming in areas that are too dark or have substantial background noise. Have fun with this pitch! We want to see your personality.
  5. All video submissions must be uploaded under the Mandatory Attachments section under Supplemental Statements in the online application. All videos should be .mov or .mp4 files.