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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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Sports Lawyer Jill Pilgrim Joins Athletics Integrity Unit Board

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced that Jill Pilgrim has joined the AIU Board. Pilgrim is a senior lawyer based in New York, with significant experience in governance, anti-doping, integrity and the law. She was the general counsel and director of business affairs for USA Track & Field from 1998-2007 and general counsel for…
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Jackson Lewis’ Clifton Co-Hosting ‘COVID-19: The Current and Potential Impact to the World of Sports’

MLB, NCAA, NBA . . . the sports world is not immune from the impact of COVID-19. This podcast series will help you make some sense of it all, share thoughts on what you should be doing now and, in the future, to prepare for the resumption of sporting events. The three-part podcast series is sponsored…
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Sports Lawyers Association Conference Is Cancelled

From SLA President Bobby Hacker: Dear SLA Members: As we represent the entire sports world it is only fitting that we act in a like manner, therefore, we are cancelling this year’s conference in Miami. This was not an easy decision and it weighed heavily upon the executive committee as well as the entire board…
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Segal McCambridge Hires Carla Varriale-Barker, Establishes Practice Group Serving Sports, Recreation, Amusement, and Hospitality Industries

Segal McCambridge, a national litigation firm that added its first office in Florida last month, has announced that Carla Varriale-Barker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. She will lead a practice group focused on the sports, recreation, amusement, and hospitality industries. An experienced and creative litigator, Varriale-Barker has a…
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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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SRLA Set to Host Annual Conference in Louisville

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced it will hold its 33rd annual conference on March 4-7, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. By way of background, SRLA serves academicians and practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings. Its members have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and represent a variety of occupations and interests. They…
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National Sports Law Institute Invites Attorneys and Others in the Industry to Annual Fall Conference on October 18 at Marquette

The National Sports Law Institute (NSLI) will host its annual fall conference, entitled “Thirty Years of Sports Law” at Marquette University Law School on October 18. The conference will begin at 9 am and adjourn at approximately 5:30 pm, followed by a reception.  The conference will provide an overview of the development of the law…
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10 Years and Running – Sports Litigation Alert Is Being Used More Than Ever in Sports Law Classroom

With the fall semester, Sports Litigation Alert celebrates its tenth year of being a staple in the Sports Law classroom, where professors and instructors use it as a replacement for expensive textbooks, or at least a supplement for the textbook, which is frequently dated by the time it is published. For background purposes, the Alert…
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