ASU Law’s Sports Law and Business program enlisted the support of Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Athletics to provide a distance learning graduate program for active duty and former military service members who aspire to be leaders in the sports industry. The Veterans Sports Law and Business distance-learning program, is a 30-credit, online Master of Legal Studies degree designed to leverage the person's military background and prepare them for careers in the sports industry. Potential job opportunities include business and facilities operations, event planning and security, logistics, data and analytics, ticketing and sales, and much more.
Curriculum will include classes on sports law as well as sports analytics, sports business strategies, sports big event security and logistics, sports career planning and transitioning to civilian life, and others.
An advisory council comprised of high-ranking military veterans, sports industry executives, members of military transition and veteran assistance programs, and existing law and business faculty, will help to guide the VSLB program.
Each student enrolled in the program will partner with mentors, advisors, and career coaches including industry professionals, faculty, and SLB Advisory Board members, creating a network of lifelong support as graduates. The VSLB program will include voluntary in-person residencies to provide students the opportunity to interact with mentors and other professionals through skills workshops, learning laboratories, professional development, and networking. The VSLB program will help to provide a clear path for transitioning from active duty to a successful civilian career in the sports industry, focusing on internship and job opportunities.
VSLB Program Quick Facts
Online Master of Legal Studies: Sports Law and Business
30 (Part- and Full-Time Options Available)
No more than 20 students
- Guidance from VSLB Advisory Council and SLB Advisory Board
- Clear path to success in sports, including transferable skills for any industry
- Lifelong mentoring from veterans, sports industry executives, and faculty
- Voluntary in-person skills workshops, training sessions, seminars, and more
- Opportunity to mix and interact with other students in Sports Law and Business ground and online programs
- Transition program, self-assessments, and career, professional, and leadership development
Veteran Support at ASU
The Pat Tillman Veterans Center was created with the mission of helping veterans and their dependents use their education benefits to their fullest extent and potential. The staff is comprised mostly of veterans who speak the language, understand the system, and can assist each member of the VSLB program transition from military to student life and beyond.
If you have questions about benefits, student services, events around campus, or anything else, the staff at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center is available to you as a student of Arizona State University! To contact the Pat Tillman Veterans Center directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the VSLB program, contact Aaron Hernandez at email@example.com.