BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Southern University Law Center (SULC) in partnership with Diverse Representation is hosting its inaugural Sports Agent Bootcamp starting Feb. 3 to 4, 2022 at the Valdry center on the SULC campus.
The event is open to the public with required registration beginning Dec. 16; at $75 for general admission. Early-bird student registration starts Jan. 16 at $35 per person.
“Our inaugural Sports Agent Bootcamp will allow students to engage and network with highly trained and experienced sports agents that will offer the inside scoop on the industry and its emerging trends,” says Marla Dickerson, associate vice chancellor of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives. “We strive to provide learning experiences and opportunities so that our students can become versatile legal professionals.”
Students will participate in several workshops led by sports agents from across the country who will prepare attendees for careers as professional sports agents.
Participants will also hear from industry leaders at leading companies such as Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Vanguard Sports Group. “Recruiting and Managing Clients”, “Representing the Peak Professional Athlete”, and “Maintaining Integrity as an Agent,” according to the news release.
“In 2020, history was made when more than half of players selected in the first round of the NFL draft were represented by Black agents,” says Jaia Thomas, Esq, founder and chief executive officer of Diverse Representation. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of professional athletes hiring Black agents, but we still have a long way to go.
“The Southern University Law Center’s Sports Agent Bootcamp is the first-of-its-kind program specifically geared towards educating Black students and young professionals about the inner workings of athlete representation. The goal of this program is to give Black students and young professionals a competitive edge in an industry in which they have been historically excluded,” Thomas added.
For more information or to register, visit www.sulc.edu/sportsbootcamp.