Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom
Hackney Publications (HP), the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced today that new tools are being added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students.
“There’s a challenge in sports law classes in that the legal developments highlighted in textbooks become old news by the first day of class,” said Editor Holt Hackney, who has been covering sports business and sports law for more than three decades.
“The Alert solves that problem, since it publishes every two weeks, featuring five case summaries and eight to 12 articles. This is the main reason the Alert is used in about 75 classrooms any given semester.
“Use of the Alert would be even broader, except for the fact that the content in each issue does not track the syllabus or text. The Alert reports on news as it happens in the industry.”
To remedy this, HP has piloted a program for professors over the last two years where it provides participating professors with 12 subject-matter compendiums at the beginning of the semester. These are created by pulling material from the last six months of Alerts. Among the dozen topics are Title IX/gender equity, negligence/assumption of risk, antitrust, and contracts.
“These compendiums, which professors share with students, more closely mirror the syllabus or textbook,” said Hackney. “This was really the missing piece.”
This is not the only tool provided by HP to professors.
“We also provide a set of questions and answers for each of the five case summaries that professors can use to ensure that students are absorbing the material,” said Hackney. Other ways professors use the Alert are described here – https://lnkd.in/gng-BYp
HP has also gone to great lengths to introduce flexible subscription models.
First, libraries can subscribe, either directly through Hackney Publications or subscriptions services. The company makes the issues as well as the searchable archive of more than 3,000 case summaries and articles available to the library’s network.
Second, HP offers academic subscriptions to professors for personal use. With such subscriptions, professors receive the issues every two weeks and have access to the searchable archive.
Third, HP provides a complimentary subscription program when professors embrace the Alert and ask students to subscribe at a $15 a semester rate. Professors get the Alert in the students’ hands by either passing out a URL at the start of the semester, or by making the subscription a class fee, where colleges/universities collect the fee and remit payment to HP.