Ryan LeVine seriously pursued his key vocational interests of sports and the law throughout his undergraduate years. He felt fortunate to be able to focus his studies in Law and Society, and to have several opportunities to work as an intern or trainee in the competitive fields of sports and entertainment.
"With the Entertainment and Media Law Institute and location in Los Angeles, Southwestern is the law school for individuals who long for a career in the entertainment field."
Ryan was selected for a coveted UCDC internship in Washington D.C., with NBC Sports and the "George Michael Sports Machine" where he gained an insider's view of the rigors of sports news. Beginning in his junior year, he took on the responsibility of coaching a local high school freshman boys' basketball team, giving him a taste of sports management. After graduating, Ryan secured an administrative job with a small talent and literary management firm, and several months later was hired as an agent in training at one of the top ten talent agencies. It wasn't surprising that when Ryan was considering law schools, he was drawn to Southwestern, with its reputation for having the most comprehensive entertainment, media and sports law curriculum in legal education. He has now established his niche in the law school environment, serving as co-president of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and as a summer business/legal affairs intern with yet another major entertainment firm.