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Thought Leadership from Harvard Law School’s Visiting Speakers

By Alec Winshel, Harvard Law Student (2025) Winter is nearly here. Harvard Law School’s campus is covered in a thin layer of yellow leaves dampened by yesterday’s rain. Students rub their hands together as they walk into the Caspersen Student Center and their iced coffees have been replaced with steaming cups. The arrival chilly weather…
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Drake Group Examines Congressional Efforts to Alleviate the NIL Chaos

The Drake Group has released an executive summary of key elements and comments on each of seven legislative initiatives announced thus far in the 118th Congress. There are currently eight federal bills or bill discussion drafts related to college athletes’ rights to monetize their names, images, and likenesses (NILs) via employment outside their colleges and…
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Five More Sports Law Programs from the ‘Top Twenty You Need to Know About’

Here are another five sports law programs from the article, “Top Twenty Sports Law Programs You Need to Know About.” (6) University of Florida Levin College of Law A fast-riser over the last few years, the University of Florida (“U.F.”) Levin College of Law is a force to be reckoned with in the Florida legal…
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Seton Hall Law School Fourth Annual Sports Law Symposium: Money in Sports – The Year of Investment in Sports

Seton Hall University will hold its Fourth Annual Sports Law Symposium on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Presented by the Seton Hall Law School Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports (GHamES) Initiative and the Entertainment & Sports Law Society, the theme for this year’s Symposium, the first fully in person event, is…
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Chicago Bulls Add Arizona State University Sports Law Grad

Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President – Basketball Operations Arturas Karnišovas has announced several new additions this week, including Zoe Lamb as the Coordinator of Team Operations and Family Engagement.   Lamb’s new role includes a focus on programming and enhancing the experience for the families and spouses of the players, coaches and basketball operations staff.…
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Sports Law Professor John Grady Presented with Prestigious Award

John Grady’s path to being a sport management researcher and professor started in a not-so-typical place: law school. While attending Florida State’s law school, he attended a guest lecture from a sport management professor working on trademark issues with team logos and other sports law issues. At the end of the presentation, she invited students…
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Five Sports Law Programs from the ‘Top Twenty You Need to Know About’

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from an article written over the summer by Attorney Hayes Rule for Sports Litigation Alert about the “Top Twenty Sports Law programs You Need to Know About.”)   Many aspiring lawyers want to utilize their legal training in the sports industry. “Sports law,” at its core, is the…
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MSU Must Adopt the Russell Rule to Improve Its Attitude and Behavior Toward Women

By Scott Hirko, Ph.D. Last week, my friend, a fellow Michigan State alum who now lives in Australia, asked: “why does this keep happening at MSU?”  It’s been a difficult road the past 20 years as an alumni of a school repeatedly involved in, covering up, dismissing, or fighting against sexual harassment and abuse within…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Interviews Courtney Dunn of Segal McCambridge About Her Rise as a Successful Sports Lawyer

Hackney Publications announced today the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Courtney Dunn of Segal McCambridge, who discusses her budding sports law practice and her path along the way. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live can…
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Western Michigan Brings Administrator with Legal Background to Athletic Department

Western Michigan Director of Athletics Dan Bartholomae has announced the fire of Laura LeDuc as the Assistant Athletic Director, Administration/Chief of Staff. LeDuc will serve in the newly defined role of Assistant Athletic Director for Administration. In this role, she will oversee day-to-day operations for the Athletic Director’s office, while also being responsible for handling…
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