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Texas A&M Sports Law Professor Named to President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board

John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, of Texas A&M University, has been named to the 2020-2021 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. A former sports law professor and a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association, Dr. Spengler joins a group of academic and medical experts, who “will provide the Council with…
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Sports Lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar to Deliver Keynote Address at Albany Law School’s Stoneman Day

Albany Law School and the Kate Stoneman Honorary Committee announced today that Nancy Hogshead-Makar—Olympic champion, civil rights lawyer, and CEO of Champion Women, a nonprofit providing legal advocacy for girls and women in sports—will deliver the keynote address at the 26th Anniversary Kate Stoneman Day on March 19, 2020. Kate Stoneman Day is Albany Law…
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How to Become an Adjunct Sports Law Professor: A Road Map

Maybe you feel a desire to give back. Maybe you want to enhance your leadership profile or firm bio. Or maybe you just want to earn a few extra bucks. No matter what the rationale, becoming an adjunct is easier than you think, especially given that there are approximately 1,000 sports law classes taught any…
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Sports Law Professor Ellen Zavian Talks About Esports at National Conference

Sports Law Professor Ellen Zavian, who is teaches at GW Law School, was the keynote speaker at “ED Games Expo Showcase: Esports & Education,” which was held in early January at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C. Zavian, who is the editor-in-chief of Esports and the Law, has become one of the nation’s leading experts…
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National Lacrosse League and BetMGM Announce U.S. Gaming Partnership in Lacrosse

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced yesterday a partnership with Roar Digital – a joint venture between global gaming industry leaders MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings – making Roar’s sports betting brand, BetMGM, the official and exclusive gaming partner of the NLL. It is the first-ever gaming partnership for the sport of lacrosse in…
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Women’s Sports Foundation Announces New President and Board Members, one of Them a Sports Lawyer

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) has announced a new President, former Paralympian Alana Nichols, and five new members on its Board of Trustees, including sports lawyer Gloria Nevarez. Nevarez was named the commissioner of the West Coast Conference (WCC) in April 2018. She is one of only 10 female conference commissioners serving in Division I…
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Dr. Susan Foster Retires in Style, with a Tribute from the Bucs

Dr. Susan Foster, a long-time sports law professor at Saint Leo University, has retired from the Florida school. As a tribute, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers presented her with a game ball of sorts, inspiring her to comment that “it has been a pleasure working with the Bucs on behalf of our students. Thank you to…
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Greenberg Traurig’s Dana Hooper Procures Nike Deal for Pro Soccer Player

Dana L. Hooper, a shareholder at the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP‘s Phoenix office, negotiated and secured an endorsement contract with Nike for professional soccer player Carson Pickett. Pickett stars as a defender for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League in the U.S. and forward for Brisbane Roar in Australia. A…
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Wallace Talks About Experiences that Have Led to His Successful Practice

As chairman of the Thompson Coburn’s Sports Law Group, Robert “Bob” Wallace successfully represents teams and prospective buyers of sports teams, as well as companies interested in sports marketing and civic and government entities facing team relocation or facility issues. Wallace has built his successful practice on a foundation of more than 30 years of…
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Pedagogy in Sport Law Classes: Using Sports Litigation Alert Effectively and Creatively

By Linda A. Sharp, J.D. There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. — Jean Giraudoux 1882-1944 Those of us who teach sport law know that it is a demanding discipline pedagogically. Not only must we have a command of basic legal principles in a variety of substantive areas, e.g.,…
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