Category: ACADEMIC

Find expert witnesses and attorneys who can meet your needs

Sports Lawyer Tim Cedrone Takes the Reigns as GC at Lafayette

Timothy D. Cedrone, who has worked as a sports lawyer in private practice, for the National Football League and for the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, has joined Lafayette as the college’s General Counsel. Since 2018, Cedrone served as Associate General Counsel at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In this role, he…
Read more

Sports Law Professor to Coach Hockey Team

Hiram Athletics has announced the addition of three new varsity sports, including one that will be coached by a sports law professor. Dr. Jeffrey Curto, a member of the Sports and Recreation Law Association, will coach the school’s first men’s ice hockey team in Hiram history, which begins play in the 2025-26 season. “I’m honored…
Read more

LEAD1 Association President and CEO Tom McMillen stepping down at the End of the Summer

LEAD1 Association President and CEO Tom McMillen has announced that, after eight plus years leading the association, which represents the athletics directors of the 133-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), he will be stepping down on September 30, 2024, to pursue other opportunities. McMillen will stay as President and CEO through June 30,…
Read more

Hackney Publications Partners with Cimarron Global Solutions to Create a New Publication Examining Sporting Events and their Impact on Communities

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law publications, and Cimarron Global Solutions, renowned for their research in sport and tourism, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind publication examining the impact of sporting events on cities, states, regions, and countries. The publication, titled Creating Community Through Sport, will be published six times a…
Read more

Loyola University Chicago Elects Sports Lawyer LaKeisha C. Marsh as New Member of Board of Trustees

At its annual meeting, the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago elected new board members, including sports lawyer LaKeisha C. Marsh (JD ’05) of Akerman LLP. Marsh (JD ’05) serves as the chair of Akerman’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Practice Group. She leads a bipartisan team of professionals providing strategic counsel on policy…
Read more

2aDays Teams Up with Hackney Publications to Develop NIL Advisor for High Schools

2aDays, a leading news source for high school and college athletes focusing on NIL and collegiate sports, and Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law publications, are collaborating on a publication dedicated to reporting and providing insights on NIL at the high school level. The magazine, entitled “NIL Advisor for High Schools,” will…
Read more

Artificial Intelligence at Its Worst

By Shelly Palmer In a disturbing exploitation of AI, former Pikesville High School (Maryland) athletic director Dazhon Darien was arrested for allegedly impersonating the school’s principal using AI voice synthesis to disseminate false racist and antisemitic statements. The synthetic audio, widely shared on social media, inaccurately portrayed the principal expressing derogatory views about Black students…
Read more

Sports Law Clinic Students at Harvard Honored with Annual Paul C. Weiler Awards

Three students with a deep passion for sports law received the 2024 Weiler Awards during the Harvard Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law’s annual Harvard Sports Law Symposium. Established in 2008, the Weiler Awards honor of Paul C. Weiler, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School, considered to be the founder…
Read more

Sports Lawyer Promoted to Deputy Athletic Director for Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Virginia

The University of Virginia has promoted Jason Baum to the position of deputy athletic director for legal and regulatory affairs. Baum has been a member of the Virginia athletics department since 2014. Most recently, he has overseen the compliance department as the associate athletics director for governance & regulatory affairs. He replaces Jim Booz on…
Read more

CCHA’s Sports Law Group Listed as One of Industry’s Best; Attorney Paia LaPalombara Featured on Sports Law Expert Podcast

Hackney Publications has announced today the inclusion of Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) to its “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” In addition, the company announced that Paia LaPalombara, who joined the firm’s Sports Law and Higher Education sections last fall, has also been featured on Sports Law Podcast. The segment can…
Read more