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Sports Law Attorney and Expert on Liability Waivers Tackles Key Case

(Editor’s Note: Carla Varriale of Havkins, Rosenfeld, Ritzert & Varriale recently wrote about an important case addressing waivers of liability. Courtesy of Sports Litigation Alert, here’s the summary.) Online waivers of liability are ubiquitous, thanks to the internet. Are they enforceable, like their paper counterparts? If so, what factors will a court examine that might…
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Q&A with a Sports Law Expert – Jo Potuto

Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto, @PtsOfSports_Law, holds a chair in Constitutional Law at the University of Nebraska and is its Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR).  Potuto presents, writes, consults, and is an expert witness on sports law issues.  She is past chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, served on the NCAA Division I Management…
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Q&A with Sports Law Expert – Dionne Koller

Dionne Koller is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she also directs the Center for Sport and the Law. Professor Koller’s scholarly focus is Olympic and amateur sports law and she is a frequent media commentator on issues related to sports and the…
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Valuation Expert Emily Must of UMASS Looks at Two Storied NFL Franchises

It’s been a long time since the Dallas Cowboys have been to the Super Bowl. To be exact, 1995 was their last appearance. On the other hand the New England Patriots have made it a regular habit of not only making it to the big dance, but winning big. However, when it comes to franchise…
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Sports Law Professor Galloway Says the Bears Are Not Alone in Raising Prices

What’s the real reason for raising ticket prices? Do you need more revenue? Is it to cover an increase in expenses. Is it because other teams are doing it? Or is it because you can? Last year the Chicago Bears had the worst record since 1978, yet ownership is raising ticket prices for the 2017-2018…
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Q&A with the Expert – Betsy Goff

Betsy is an attorney and sports law professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Question: What were the circumstances that caused you to gravitate to sports law? Answer: Serendipity:  an interview was arranged and, through perseverance, I eventually got a job as “contract attorney” for ABC Sports, back in the day (1974) when ABC Sports was the…
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Q&A with the Expert – Barbara Osborne

Barbara is an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the University of North Carolina’s Graduate Program in the Sport Administration specialization. She holds a secondary appointment teaching Sports Law at the UNC Law School. She teaches Legal Issues in College Sport and NCAA Governance and Compliance in the graduate program, as well as Legal Aspects of Sports, Discrimination…
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Q&A with the Expert – Gil Fried

Gil is a Chair/ Full Professor at the University of New Haven, College of Business, in the Sport Management Program. He is a specialist in sport law, finance, and facility management. He has handled many sport/music industry cases (through his company Gil Fried & Associated, LLC) and has worked as an expert witness in various…
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Q&A with a Sports Law Professor – Caleb Jay

Jay is a faculty associate teaching Sports Law at Arizona State University. In addition, he is the Senior Counsel for the Arizona Diamondbacks, having joined the organization in June 2007. His responsibilities include drafting sponsorship and other business contracts, preparing documents for marketing promotions, handling intellectual property matters, and providing legal advice on general business issues. What were…
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CMU’s Mackey Touts School’s Accredited Sports Management Program

Now here’s a surprise. As of early 2016, neither Michigan State University nor University of Michigan offered an accredited sports management program—the operative word here being “accredited.” The only two schools that did have an accredited program were Central Michigan University (CMU) and Davenport University. Obviously, accreditation is a big deal. It’s a long process.…
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