The purpose of this study was two-fold: first, to identify the number and types of positions in Division I athletic departments and Division I conference offices that are filled by individuals who have earned a Juris Doctorate degree, and second, to identify the perceptions (both positive and negative) of having such individuals in these departments and offices. One hundred forty-two Division I athletics directors and Division I conference commissioners participated in Survey One and 33 individuals who have earned a Juris Doctorate degree participated in Survey Two. This study provided a glimpse into the existence of those individuals working in Division I college athletics who have earned a Juris Doctorate degree, about whom little previous information was known. Information obtained from respondents includes: perceptions of hiring such individuals, salary ranges, length of employment, previous employment experience, areas of legal counsel, and frequency of legal issues in these departments and offices.Figure 1: Juris Doctorate Employees 70 80 90 50 40 30 20 10 0 Zero One Two Three Four Five Six Answer Choice Survey One, Question 2 aPlease indicate the name and email address for each employee with a Juris Doctorate (law) degree.
|Title||:||An Analysis of the Presence and Perception of the Juris Doctorate Degree in Division I College Athletics|
|Author||:||Anna S. Tharrington|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|