Mads B. Melskens Staberg is a graduate of the LLM International Sports Law in Practice course and an attorney-at-law based in Copenhagen, specialising, among others, in Sports Law. We asked Mads about his thoughts on studying Sports Law at Sheffield Hallam University.
Why did you choose LLM International Sports Law in Practice at Sheffield Hallam?
I had advised national and international clients within sports law for 7 years already. In order to further improve my knowledge within this exciting area of law, I decided to do the LLM International Sports Law in Practice at Sheffield Hallam University.
What did you enjoy the most about the course?
I enjoyed a lot of things. Some of them are the clinical nature of the course, particularly the opportunity to act before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the academic depth of the course as well as the high level of sports law shown by the lecturers.
How would you describe your experience as an international student at Sheffield Hallam University?
I had a great experience. In addition to the academic outcome of the course, I got the possibility to extend my international network within sports law by making connections with, among others, my fellow students and highly skilled lecturers.
Do you apply knowledge gained during the course to your current job?
Yes, to a great extent. I have advised national and international clients within sports law for 7 years already. Moreover, the knowledge gained on the course makes me able to provide advice on a further specialised level.
How did the clinical nature of the course transform your life?
Studying law is a lot about theories and law books. However, applying the theoretical knowledge in real life occasions is nothing you can read in the law books. Therefore, the clinical nature of the course is so important, and it enhances your ability to act in the best interests of your client.
If you had to give one piece of advice to future Sports Law students, what would it be?
My best advice is to really take the clinical nature of the course as a great opportunity. It will enhance your learning more than you think.
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