About the Role
Under the direction and guidance of USL Executives and Leaders (mentors), the USL Work Experience Program (UWEP) provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical sport management experience in a professional sports league setting. By working on various strategic projects and initiatives, UWEP participants will gain hands on experience with league staff as well as member teams.
Participants are tasked with and responsible for partnering within a specialized department but will interact with all league departments across the organization including business development, digital, club services, analytics, and more; with the ultimate goal of providing students with well-rounded practical work experience in sports.
Under the direction of the Legal team, the Leal UWEP supports the department by assisting with multiple functional areas of the Legal team. The participant is responsible for assisting on projects that include general contract law, franchising, sponsorships/broadcasting agreements, player contracts, as well as providing support in a multitude of other legal capacities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Assist with a variety of types of agreements (including Franchise Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Software Licenses, etc)
Draft letters and other correspondence
Conduct legal research and communicate findings through memoranda
Work with internal business units – communications, marketing, analytics etc. – to assist with legal issues
Assist with compliance plans on an as-needed basis
Other projects as assigned
About the Company
The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America, possessing more than a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing the USL Championship, USL Super League, USL League One, USL League Two, USL W League, USL Academy, and Super Y League; the organization is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 125 clubs in its membership.