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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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LEAD1 Shares Plans for its Upcoming 2023 Annual Fall Meeting: Shaping the Future of College Athletics

The LEAD1 Association, in some form or fashion, has been around for decades. But there have been few meetings by the organization, which represents college sports’ largest athletic departments, that has attracted as much anticipation as the Annual Fall Meeting, scheduled for later this month in Washington, D.C. In response to the evolving landscape of…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast features Bricker Graydon’s Kasey Nielsen and Joel Nielsen on Legal Issues in College Athletics

Hackney Publications has announced the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Kasey Nielsen and Joel Nielsen of Bricker Graydon, who discuss legal issues in collegiate athletics. 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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Reggie Bush’s Attorneys Explain Defamation Lawsuit

Former collegiate star and NFL All-Pro Reggie Bush, through his counsel at McCathern, PLLC and Ben Crump Law, filed a lawsuit yesterday  in Marion County, Indiana against the NCAA. The lawsuit is based on the NCAA “maliciously attacking his character through a completely false and highly offensive statement that was widely reported in the media…
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Sports Law Professor Dr. Natasha Brison of Texas A&M Is Honored with Prestigious Award

Dr. Natasha Brison, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University’s Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, has received one of the Sports Marketing Association’s most prestigious awards – The Lough Award. The award given to Dr. Brison, who is President-Elect of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, was created in honor of Dr. Nancy Lough of…
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