St. John's LLM in International and Comparative Sports Law


Hey all!
I applied to St.John's for their LLM program in International and Comparative Sports Law in April. Yes, I am aware of the bad reviews that this program has. I have not heard anything from them and they only cashed my check for the application fee two weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone else has applied and if so, if anyone has heard anything from St. John's. I know that they have rolling admissions, but I thought I would have heard something by now.

Hey all!
I applied to St.John's for their LLM program in International and Comparative Sports Law in April. Yes, I am aware of the bad reviews that this program has. I have not heard anything from them and they only cashed my check for the application fee two weeks ago. I was wondering if anyone else has applied and if so, if anyone has heard anything from St. John's. I know that they have rolling admissions, but I thought I would have heard something by now.
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Have you received notification? I am thinking of going this Fall, trying to find out more info on program

Have you received notification? I am thinking of going this Fall, trying to find out more info on program
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I heard that it is actually a great Program. They place you in an internship as part of the Program and you make may contacts that allow you to enter the sports market to which otherwise it is almost impossible to access..

I heard that it is actually a great Program. They place you in an internship as part of the Program and you make may contacts that allow you to enter the sports market to which otherwise it is almost impossible to access..
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Yep I second that. I've found this program to be incredible. Sports law does exist, it is a niche market and this is a niche program designed for people that actually love sport. If your interest in sport is limited to watching a bit of sportscentre in a cab on the way to a Katy Perry concert then this program is not for you. It's for people that live and breath sport and have a passion for how the law interacts with athletic competition. I got a fantastic internship in London, I've made contacts ranging from head counsel of NFL Football teams, to advisers for the International Rugby Board, to arbitrators who presided over the cycling investigations last year. Obviously you only get back what you put in, so if you are going to come to class and spend the whole lesson eating and drinking and mucking around on your ipad then not only will your classmates not take you seriously, but neither will any of the guest lecturers that offer many of the internships. Yes, it costs an arm and leg, but if you can swing it the program is extremely rewarding and beneficial. I found that the guest lecturers want to assist you and are willing to help you break into an industry that under the age of 30 is very hard to do. Generally speaking this program is made up of 50% International students and 50% American's- I've met some great people and made some great friends

Yep I second that. I've found this program to be incredible. Sports law does exist, it is a niche market and this is a niche program designed for people that actually love sport. If your interest in sport is limited to watching a bit of sportscentre in a cab on the way to a Katy Perry concert then this program is not for you. It's for people that live and breath sport and have a passion for how the law interacts with athletic competition. I got a fantastic internship in London, I've made contacts ranging from head counsel of NFL Football teams, to advisers for the International Rugby Board, to arbitrators who presided over the cycling investigations last year. Obviously you only get back what you put in, so if you are going to come to class and spend the whole lesson eating and drinking and mucking around on your ipad then not only will your classmates not take you seriously, but neither will any of the guest lecturers that offer many of the internships. Yes, it costs an arm and leg, but if you can swing it the program is extremely rewarding and beneficial. I found that the guest lecturers want to assist you and are willing to help you break into an industry that under the age of 30 is very hard to do. Generally speaking this program is made up of 50% International students and 50% American's- I've met some great people and made some great friends
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@ LuizGuerra... Thank you for responding because you helped prove my point. This program is a joint venture between St. Johns University and ISDE ( A university located in Spain). In saying that, this program has a stronger presence overseas than it does in the U.S. This problem translates when the administrators guarantee you an internship in the United States they cannot deliver on. How did you feel when the attorney from your home country said he won't take you as an intern for reasons I won't name publicly. Your internship status was uncertain and that is a fact you did not feel good about it. Just because it worked out in the end does not entail the means to getting there was pretty. And again you only represent half of the students it worked for and I represent the other half of students that are not satisfied with this program, this year and last.
THIS IS A NEW PROGRAM AND THEY ARE NOT PERFECT. LIKE EVERY OTHER BUSINESS THEY HAVE IMPROVEMENT TO MAKE AND IT ONLY COMES ABOUT THROUGH TRIAL AND FAILURE. It is our responsibility to speak out when something does not go correctly. Unfortunately, I and other students have been impacted negatively and we have to say something. My experience isn't yours and your experience is not mine.

@hastag... I would consider this program incredible as well if i missed weeks of school at a time, came to class everyday 30-45 minutes late, unprepared, never wearing a suit, looking as if we never took a shower and leaving class in the middle of a lecture to get food and drinks. Also, mucking around on an Ipad while insta chatting other students in class and still get an internship in London. You are correct, I would consider this program incredible and tailor fit.
Aside from these tidbits, The problem is that many students are given guarantees before starting this program that they cannot deliver on regarding internships. When you get there they tell you they have connections with all these leagues and agencies in the U.S. but few of these connections translate into an internship for students. It is natural for a business to over promise and under deliver. However, when you make this mistake on more than one student year after year there is a problem. Naturally, these failed expectations leave you disgusted, as other students and myself are.
Also, what this program does not inform you is that you are more marketable as a licensed attorney. This only makes sense. This does not affect me at all. However, when you have many U.S. students coming straight from their J.D program to this program and have yet to get their bar results, opportunities are left in the air.
PEOPLE, IN THE END I WOULD NOT CHANCE IT. YOU SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY TO BE LEFT WONDERING IF YOU ARE EVEN GOING TO GET A PLACEMENT. Yes, the first semester is great however, in the end administrators will throw anything your way at the last minute just to say they got you an internship but it may or may not actually be beneficial to you. They say they have it all in their hands and don't want you to look for an internship however, when they are left scrambling then they ask you "who do you know"? Between this year and last I would give it that 50% of the students are satisfied and 50% are not. You spend too much money and time to go to a program to wonder which side of the fence you will fall on. I understand these past posts are trying to protect their investment however, lets tell the truth folks....when you get up there your hope is that agencies and leagues are looking for an intern. If not, you are left on the chopping block.
Ask yourself: Is $76,000 a worthy bet. I think not. By the way these still don't mean you will have a job in the field, these are only internships.
The Solution: The school needs to let you know that Internships from them and their connections are not guaranteed and you may have to end up relying on your connections, like other students have to fulfill the requirements of this program. THAT IS A FACT.
It is your choice in the end. THAT IS ALL FOLKS!!!

@ LuizGuerra... Thank you for responding because you helped prove my point. This program is a joint venture between St. Johns University and ISDE ( A university located in Spain). In saying that, this program has a stronger presence overseas than it does in the U.S. This problem translates when the administrators guarantee you an internship in the United States they cannot deliver on. How did you feel when the attorney from your home country said he won't take you as an intern for reasons I won't name publicly. Your internship status was uncertain and that is a fact you did not feel good about it. Just because it worked out in the end does not entail the means to getting there was pretty. And again you only represent half of the students it worked for and I represent the other half of students that are not satisfied with this program, this year and last.
THIS IS A NEW PROGRAM AND THEY ARE NOT PERFECT. LIKE EVERY OTHER BUSINESS THEY HAVE IMPROVEMENT TO MAKE AND IT ONLY COMES ABOUT THROUGH TRIAL AND FAILURE. It is our responsibility to speak out when something does not go correctly. Unfortunately, I and other students have been impacted negatively and we have to say something. My experience isn't yours and your experience is not mine.

@hastag... I would consider this program incredible as well if i missed weeks of school at a time, came to class everyday 30-45 minutes late, unprepared, never wearing a suit, looking as if we never took a shower and leaving class in the middle of a lecture to get food and drinks. Also, mucking around on an Ipad while insta chatting other students in class and still get an internship in London. You are correct, I would consider this program incredible and tailor fit.
Aside from these tidbits, The problem is that many students are given guarantees before starting this program that they cannot deliver on regarding internships. When you get there they tell you they have connections with all these leagues and agencies in the U.S. but few of these connections translate into an internship for students. It is natural for a business to over promise and under deliver. However, when you make this mistake on more than one student year after year there is a problem. Naturally, these failed expectations leave you disgusted, as other students and myself are.
Also, what this program does not inform you is that you are more marketable as a licensed attorney. This only makes sense. This does not affect me at all. However, when you have many U.S. students coming straight from their J.D program to this program and have yet to get their bar results, opportunities are left in the air.
PEOPLE, IN THE END I WOULD NOT CHANCE IT. YOU SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY TO BE LEFT WONDERING IF YOU ARE EVEN GOING TO GET A PLACEMENT. Yes, the first semester is great however, in the end administrators will throw anything your way at the last minute just to say they got you an internship but it may or may not actually be beneficial to you. They say they have it all in their hands and don't want you to look for an internship however, when they are left scrambling then they ask you "who do you know"? Between this year and last I would give it that 50% of the students are satisfied and 50% are not. You spend too much money and time to go to a program to wonder which side of the fence you will fall on. I understand these past posts are trying to protect their investment however, lets tell the truth folks....when you get up there your hope is that agencies and leagues are looking for an intern. If not, you are left on the chopping block.
Ask yourself: Is $76,000 a worthy bet. I think not. By the way these still don't mean you will have a job in the field, these are only internships.
The Solution: The school needs to let you know that Internships from them and their connections are not guaranteed and you may have to end up relying on your connections, like other students have to fulfill the requirements of this program. THAT IS A FACT.
It is your choice in the end. THAT IS ALL FOLKS!!!
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