Alicia Jessop is a much sought after expert in the sports business industry. She is the founder of RulingSports.com and a sports law professor at Pepperdine University. Her expertise lies at the intersections of sports, business and the law. With a law degree from Chapman University School of Law, cum laude, with an emphasis on entertainment law and a bachelor’s of science from the Colorado School of Mines in economics, Alicia’s educational background provided her with the tools necessary to analyze some of the most pressing and complex issues facing the sports world today. This background has allowed Alicia to become a sports contributor to Forbes.com and The Huffington Post, after launching the widely read sports law website, RulingSports.com. Through covering sports on a national level, Alicia received opportunities to visit and speak with students at universities across the country. Through these opportunities, Alicia realized that her passion was teaching others about sports, business and the law. In August 2013, Alicia became a professor at the University of Miami, teaching Legal Aspects of Sport and Sport Governance. She moved on to Pepperdine University at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Alicia is an attorney licensed to practice law in California and Colorado.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
- How she went from a practicing lawyer to a sports expert in one day.
- Some of the positive things going on in sports
- The work that she is doing for orphans in Haiti
- Why she left “The U” for Pepperdine University
Books, Resources, and Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Follow Alicia on Twitter: @RulingSports
Alicia’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/aliciajessop
Alicia’s Personal Website: www.aliciajessop.com
Alicia’s Email: RulingSports@gmail.com
Ruling Sports Website: www.rulingsports.com
Alicia now works with the www.korefoundation.org to help break the orphan cycle in Haiti.
Find Alicia’s Huffington Post articles at www.huffingtonpost.com/author/alicia-jessop
Alicia Recommends the Following Books …
- Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0: How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social Media and 999 other Tactics Today: Jay Conrad Levinson and David Perry
- Do The Kind Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately by David Lubetzky
Melvin Gordon had a Christmas event where he assembled bikes. Read Alicia’s story by clicking here.
She started her work in Haiti with orphans after meeting NFL player David Nelson, who founded www.imme.org
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Alicia Jessop in Action
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