Feb 13, 2020
This is a replay of one of our more popular episodes (#47 with
Alicia Jessop). Alicia recently gained a great deal of attention
when her $22 Maine lobster roll was stolen
out of her hand by a seagull. It was all caught on camera and
the photobombing seagull became one of CNN's best pictures of
Below are the original show notes from Alicia's
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
- 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
Books, Resources, and Links Mentioned in the Podcast
Follow Alicia on Twitter: @RulingSports
Alicia’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/aliciajessop
Alicia’s Personal Website: www.aliciajessop.com
Alicia’s Email: RulingSports@gmail.com
Ruling Sports Website: www.rulingsports.com
Alicia now works with the www.korefoundation.org to help break the orphan
cycle in Haiti.
Find Alicia’s Huffington Post articles at www.huffingtonpost.com/author/alicia-jessop
Alicia Recommends the Following Books …
Alicia likes to listen to NPR’s How I Built
This and The Robcast with Rob Bell.
Alicia appeared on the All-Star Leader Podcast with Daniel Hare
(who appeared in episode 037). You can listen to her
great interview by clicking here.
Melvin Gordon had a Christmas event where he assembled bikes.
Read Alicia’s story by clicking here.
Goal Five (and Julie Foudy) is trying to change
the paradigm of women’s soccer through apparel. Read Alicia’s story
by clicking here.
She started her work in Haiti with orphans after meeting NFL
player David Nelson, who founded www.imme.org
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares
the Lord, “plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a
future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
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