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Sports Law Conference for Academics Returns to Vegas in 2023

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) will hold its annual meeting at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas February 22-25, 2023. More details, such as the keynote speaker, will be announced in January. SRLA serves academicians and practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings. Members have diverse educational and experiential…
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Sports Law Expert – a Podcast Spotlights Sports Lawyer Richard Giller of Greenspoon Marder

Hackney Publications has announced that it has published its latest recording on Sports Law Expert – a Podcast, with future releases set to be distributed on December 15 and December 30. Today’s guest is sports lawyer Richard Giller of Greenspoon Marder, who leads the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice group. The segment can be heard here.…
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XFL Names Wendy Bass Chief Legal Officer

The XFL has announced that Wendy Bass has joined the League as Chief Business and Legal Officer. Bass will oversee the Legal, People Operations, and Technology departments and be responsible for the League’s broadcast partnership with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN. She will also oversee the League’s betting and gaming efforts and will assist…
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Fordham Athletics Partners with Dan Lust and Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP for NIL Matters

Fordham University director of athletics Ed Kull has announced a partnership with Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP to advise the Rams with Name, Image, and likeness (NIL) matters for their student-athletes. “We are thrilled to be working with Dan Lust and Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP,” said Kull. “Dan’s expertise and knowledge will help us…
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Several lawyers Appointed to USTA 2023-24 Board of Directors; NCAA’s CMO to Serve as Chairman of the Board and President

The USTA has announced its new Board of Directors for a two-year term that starts January 1. The group includes several lawyers, some of which actively practice sports law, as well as the NCAA Chief Medica Officer, Dr. Brian Hainline, who will serve as Chairman of the Board and President. Dr. Hainline, of the USTA…
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Options and Non-Contract Contracts: Explaining Motorsport’s Silliest Silly Season

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of an article written by Kutztown University sports law professor Kerri Cebula, JD about legal Issue in motorsports. The full article appears in Sports Litigation Alert.) In sports with a collective bargaining agreement, the rules for negotiating a player contract are clear.  There is a proscribed time for…
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Florida’s Lynda Tealer, a Sports Lawyer, Elevated to NCAA Division I Council Chair

University of Florida Executive Associate Athletics Director Lynda Tealer is now chair of the NCAA Division I Council. The Division I Council is a high-level group responsible for the day-to-day decision-making for Division I. The Council includes athletics directors, athletics administrators, Senior Woman Administrators, faculty athletics representatives and student-athletes. Almost all standing committees in Division…
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Seton Hall Law School to Host CLE Monday on Women in the Sports Workplace

Seton Hall Law School will host a CLE on Monday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Women in the Sports Workplace. The program follows below: Calling a Foul: The Safety & Treatment of Women in the Sports Workplace Everyday there seems to be more news being reported about failures in the…
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Tens of Millions of Americans to Wager $1.8B on 2022 FIFA World Cup

More than million American adults plan to bet a total of $1.8 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, according to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) inaugural survey on World Cup wagering. (Hackney Publications produces MyLegalBookie, which can be subscribed to on a complimentary basis at the site.) Unlike other major events like the Super Bowl and…
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Is There a Connection Between the Scarcity of Sports Law Jobs in Professional Sports and Unethical Treatment of Sports Lawyers?

By Chris Deubert,  of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP In the last 18 months or so, I’ve spoken with three attorneys who left positions with professional sports teams or organizations due to ethical concerns. There are certainly more who have left or are considering doing so for the same reasons. This is an unfortunate…
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