2019 Spring Postgraduate Legal Fellowship

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 1800009P
The National Football League Management Council ("NFLMC") serves as the collective bargaining unit for the Member Clubs. The Management Council is responsible for formulating, negotiating, and administering all labor policies regarding all NFL players.

The purpose of the NFLMC Sports Law Fellowship program is to provide recent law school graduates with exceptional academic records and a demonstrated interest in labor law with a unique opportunity to receive training from Management Council attorneys to become leaders in the field of sports law.

NFLMC Legal Fellows will also serve as important contributors to the mission of the NFLMC Legal Department. Fellows will provide necessary assistance to NFLMC attorneys with all aspects of labor litigation, arbitration, policy-making, and policy enforcement while gaining real-world experience in sports law.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Assisting NFL Management Council attorneys with a wide variety of matters including injury grievances, non-injury grievances, league policy appeals, player health and safety matters and all other matters arising under the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Assisting attorneys in managing and training the student law clerks participating in the NFLMC Fall/Spring Law Clerk program.
  • Conducting legal research on issues arising under the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement in support of NFLMC's mission to provide counsel to clubs on issues arising under the CBA.
  • Participating in all aspects of litigation and arbitration under the supervision of NFLMC Attorneys -- Drafting complaints, answers and legal briefs and preparing documents for discovery, reviewing documents produced in discovery, drafting witness outlines and preparing witnesses for cross-examination.

  • The NFLMC Sports Law Fellowship is a full-time 7-month program.
  • Recent law school graduates (J.D.) from ABA-accredited schools with a cumulative GPA over 3.0 may apply for consideration for acceptance to the program.
  • Demonstrated interest in sports law with a focus in labor and employment law is mandatory.
  • Candidates who have excelled as NFL Management Council student law clerks will be strongly considered.
  • Proficiency in Windows 10 advanced Word, Excel and Powerpoint skills, Adobe Acrobat, ECopy Desktop
  • Attention to detail and accuracy; efficient and effective
  • Exceptional writing and grammar skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Exceptional organization, initiative, prioritization skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Professional demeanor, respectful communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative approach, teamwork oriented
  • Sensitivity to information security and confidentiality, sound judgment and trustworthy
  • Sense of ownership and accountability for assigned tasks, dedicated
  • Ability to stay focused and avert distractions and interruptions
  • Flexibility of daily schedule

The position may require work beyond standard business hours
  • Physical Demands: May be asked to lift large files, up to 20lbs
  • Work Environment / Conditions: Office

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