Teaching Abroad

Ralph has hosted and taught ABA accredited summer sports law programs in Florence, Italy, in conjunction with the South Texas College of Law and in the Netherlands and Switzerland in conjunction with Stetson College of Law.

With Ralph’s unmatched credentials having played in the NFL and represented athletes since the late 1970s, no other sports law class combined such a wealth of practical knowledge with legal theory while allowing students to earn credits towards their law degrees.

The courses focused on both amateur and professional sports and the national and international laws that regulate their conduct. Differences between European and North American sports law were examined as well as a review of Olympic sports law, intercollegiate athletics and high school athletics.

Additional topics included doping, dispute resolution, contracts, labor, and sports league management.

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

Student Testimonials


“The International Amateur and Professional Sports Law classes are unlike any other classes you will experience during law school. Ralph Cindrich, through his vast experience and knowledge as an NFL agent, will have you leaving Florence with the confidence and belief that you will one day make it in the sports law industry. If you even have the slightest inkling about entering the sports law arena DO NOT miss this once and a lifetime opportunity.”
Greg Gaston, University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Class of 2012


“Sometimes the hardest part about law is applying it in real life situations. Ralph incorporated his personal stories relating to the particular legal issue being discussed keeping class exciting and making the law easier to understand. Ralph went out of his way to reach his students. He set up several times outside of class that we had the option of attending just in case we wanted to discuss anything further with him. Professors like this are truly hard to come by and I would recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about the field of sports law in an amazing country, with an outstanding professor.”
Natalie Lueck, Stetson University College of Law, Class of 2012

Stay tuned for announcements regarding Ralph’s next sports law study abroad program.

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