The Mississippi Sports Law Review (MSLR) provides an opportunity for Ole Miss law students to expand their knowledge on sports law issues. Members of the MSLR also have the opportunity to network with current professionals in the field of sports law and in some cases these experiences lead to a career. The MSLR’s most recent alumnus to create a career in the field of sports law is our 2014-2015 Editor-in-chief Connor Bush. Connor recently accepted an offer with the NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program (PGIP).
The PGIP is a unique professional development program that exposes 25 college graduates to the inner workings of college athletics from a national perspective. The PGIP is a yearlong program based out of the national office in Indianapolis. Interns are salaried with benefits and receive unparalleled training, mentor assignments, and networking opportunities. Internship opportunities are offered in ten NCAA departments: Academic and Membership Affairs, Administration Services, Championships, Communications, Eligibility Center, Enforcement, Governance, Inclusion, Leadership Development, and Membership and Student-Athlete Affairs.
Connor will be working with two other interns in the Enforcement department, all who have graduated with law degrees. His primary responsibility will be to investigate potential violations of NCAA legislation and to process those violations. Connor will review and process self-reported Level III violations and potentially provide case support on Level I and II cases, among other projects. After completing the PGIP, interns typically find full-time employment in compliance or administrative positions within athletic departments, conference offices, or the national office.
Connor is excited about this opportunity to pursue a life-long career goal. Congratulations Connor, you have left the MSLR in a position to excel as the SEC’s only sports law journal and we all wish you the best.