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Brieanne Scully 2017

Driven by a passion for sports, Brie Scully '17 has designed her path to practice at Pace Law School through a strategic array of curricular offerings, student involvement, and a hands-on internship at one of the sports and entertainment industry's more colorful organizations: the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). 

Brie's interest in Sports & Entertainment Law emerged during her time as an undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut:
SCULLY: UCONN has a nationally-regarded athletic program, and sports became such a big part of my student experience. What I love about sports is that it transcends barriers and unites people all over the world, regardless of the sport or team. Through the Sport Management program, I learned about Sports Marketing, Financial Management in the Sports Industry, Sports Law, and more. However, It wasn’t until my internship with the UCONN Athletic Compliance Office, where I gained exposure to law and compliance issues in the real world of collegiate sports, that I fully realized the potential of a career in Sports Law.

She cites Pace’s programs with providing her the foundation and skill set to effectively pursue a career in Sports & Entertainment Law:
SCULLY: Pace has afforded me the freedom to pair so many different classes together to shape a distinct path and reach my career goals. I’ve greatly enjoyed my Entertainment Law and Sports Law courses; both of these are taught by adjunct professors who actually work in the industry, and they give us real-world scenarios and share their experiences. For extracurriculars, I have been able to take advantage of the different organizations on campus--including SEALS (Sports & Entertainment Arts Law Society), IPSO (Intellectual Property Student Organization), and PIPSELF (Pace Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law Forum)--which have connected me with both students and alumni who share the same interests. Through Pace, I’ve also been able to connect with an alumnus who is now working with Major League Soccer and a professor who works with the NBA Coaches Association. Their advice has been invaluable.

Brie receives school credit for her internship at WWE, where she has spent the past two semesters:
SCULLY: I was a fan of the WWE growing up, and the headquarters are located in my hometown of Stamford, CT, so there’s always been a strong connection. During my first year of law school, I made it my goal to get an internship with this organization--I was absolutely determined to work there. I was persistent and stuck with my goal, and I ended up working there during my fall semester of my second year. It has been such a great experience! I've had the opportunity to work on intellectual property issues, licensing agreements, and talent contracts. I am able to sit in meetings with the legal department, and they really have made me feel like part of the team. It’s also pretty cool to come across some of the wrestlers in the main lobby!  


Brie is also a Student Mentor and helps introduce new students to the Pace Law community. For questions about Brie's experience, email bscully@law.pace.edu