Continuing our series on relatively obscure areas of law, this post is going to focus on gambling law—specifically, the laws related to daily fantasy sports leagues. This topic has been in the news a lot fairly recently, and it has led to some high-profile class actions. Also, choosing this topic gave me a relatively easy way to mention the fact that I’m in the playoffs of both of my fantasy leagues. Yup, I’m kind of a big deal.
If you’re studying for the LSAT right now, you probably think it is a pretty terrible test that requires a lot of work and preparation. I hate to break it to you, but law school life doesn’t get easier after you pass the initial hurdle of the LSAT. In fact, the LSAT isn’t even the most difficult entry exam you’ll have to take on your way to becoming a lawyer. A few months after you graduate, you’ll have to take the bar exam.
With passage rates lower than 50% in some states, the bar exam is a daunting challenge. You’ll be tested on everything you supposedly learned over the course of your time in law school and then some. Given that I can’t remember a fraction of what I learned last semester, I can’t even begin to describe how unpleasant that sounds.
Even after you pass the bar, you might not be done.