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This Year’s ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries Boasts Stellar Panels

With gambling always a major issue in the sports industry and the Raiders contemplating a move to sin city, Las Vegas would seem to be the perfect destination for the annual Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. And then there’s some stellar panels, which are detailed below. If interested in attending the conference, which…
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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 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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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 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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Legal Expert Gil Fried Will Serve as Editor-in-Chief of Sports Facilities and the Law

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of Sports Facilities and the Law (SFL), a periodical that will be guided in large part by Gil Fried, a sport management professor at the University of New Haven, and an illustrious advisory board of attorneys and facility management experts from across the country. SFL’s mission is to provide…
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Pepperdine School of Law Launches LLM in Entertainment, Media and Sports

Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Maureen Weston has seen first-hand what a great sports law program looks like. After all, she is a long-time representative on the Board of Advisors at the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University, one of the nation’s premier programs. So when all the right pieces fell into place,…
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Sports Law Professor Corinne Daprano: Hiring More Women Could Help NFL Solve Some of Its Problems

Accusations of domestic violence and/or sexual assaults have become a big problem for the sports industry. This year’s NFL draft was just the latest venue. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Joe Mixon, Sooner running back, in the second round, and he comes with baggage. While in college he punched a woman in the face. How to…
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SRLA Announces Award Winners at Sports Law Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced several award winners from its recent annual conference, which was held March 2-4 in Las Vegas. The Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award was presented to Steve McKelvey, Associate Department Chair for External Relations & Associate Professor Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management at…
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Sports Law Attorney Writes About Blackhawks Case

By Scott A. Andresen, Andresen & Associates, P.C. It’s almost as ubiquitous as it is irritating that trips to the local sporting venue are sullied when a nearby spectator figuratively becomes a pain in the neck when exhibiting an alcohol-induced lack of manners and decorum. For one fan at last year’s May 23rd Chicago Blackhawks…
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