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