On February 8th, Sports Law Clinic student Alex Rosen, ’14 participated in the inaugural Game Day Sports Case Competition, sponsored by UCLA Anderson School of Management. Alex and his team pictured left won first place in the competition, bringing home a $5,000 prize.
According to the HLS News article, the competition focused on client consulting and negotiation related to the potential move of an NFL franchise to Los Angeles. Eighteen teams comprised of approximately 90 students flew in from around the country to participate in the event, which was judged by leading academics and sports industry professionals.
Speaking about his experience in the competition and education at Harvard Law School, Alex said that the Sports Law Clinic provided him with an opportunity to learn about the sports industry while still being enrolled as a full-time law student. “The practical legal experience I received went above and beyond my expectations and, I believe, was the most efficient use of my “class time” at HLS,” he said. “Professor Carfagna encourages students to find placements that are of interest to them and does not hesitate to tap into his deep network to make a match. He has also been a great mentor and supporter of other sports law initiatives, including our Harvard team that attended the Game Day Sports Case Competition. The clinic was a big reason why I chose to attend HLS and has given me a head start as I look to begin my professional career in the area of sports law,” said Alex.
Read the full HLS News article ‘Harvard team takes first place in sports case competition’ here.