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Max Forer, 2L

Where are you working this summer?
Octagon Football; San Francisco, California

What are your responsibilities?
I am the right-hand man for Ken Landphere, the Director of Octagon Football. My responsibilities include editing and reviewing NFL player contracts, representation agreements, liability waivers, and marketing contracts for our 71 NFL clients. I also have assisted in the editing of client media pitches and have written memos simplifying the terms of a client's player contract. 

What excites you most about this opportunity?
It is extremely competitive to get an opportunity in the sports industry. To work for Octagon, a global leader in the sports and entertainment arena, is an honor and privilege. I have the luxury of learning from the best in the industry while fostering connections and friends with Octagon employees all over the country.

How have your studies at Oregon Law thus far prepared you for this employment?
Oregon Law's Legal Research and Writing class helped prepare me to write efficiently and effectively. Whether I am sending out an email to a colleague or composing a memo breaking down a player's contract for a client, LRW has been invaluable.

Do you have any advice for future students curious about securing summer employment?
Don't be content with doing the bare minimum. Reach out to family, friends, administration, former conference speakers, and anyone else you might be connected to in some way. You will be surprised about who some people know in the industry in which you want to work.

Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your summer employment?
This summer, I've been able to fulfill a desire I've always had. That is, to work and learn from one of the top football agents in the country. This opportunity has given me insight into what a football agent's life is like and the type of work that they do. In addition, this internship has opened my eyes to other positions in the sports industry that are available for individuals with a law degree.

Summer Employment 2013 Web Series