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Sport Law Professor Gil Fried Joins University of West Florida Faculty

The University of West Florida (UWF, Pensacola, FL) has announced that Gil Fried has joined the faculty in the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS), starting in the fall 2021 semester.  Professor Fried will not just teach sport management courses, but will also Chair the Administration & Law Department, which includes sport management, construction…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Knicks to Welcome Another Sell-Out Crowd of 16,000 to Garden, But Don’t Forget to Wear a Mask If taking Public Transportation to the Game

The New York Knicks today announced that Game 5 of their 2021 NBA playoffs series against the Atlanta Hawks, scheduled for June 2, has sold out. This follows Game 1, when the Knicks welcomed more than 15,000 fans and Game 2. The two games mark the largest indoor crowds to gather in New York since…
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Herrick Hosts Rewriting the Playbook: How Sports Organizations Are Preparing for a Safe Return to Play on April 28

Herrick’s Sports Law Group will host on April 28 at 11 a.m. EST “an engaging conversation with some of the most influential industry thought leaders discussing the considerations and decisions behind welcoming fans, employees and athletes back to live events. Learn more about what innovative changes have been made to enrich everyone’s experience.” Among the…
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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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USA Swimming Condemns Former Gold Medal Winner Klete Keller for Role During the U.S. Capitol Insurrection

USA Swimming has issued the following statement about gold medal winner Klete Keller, whose involvement in the insurrection has been widely reported: “Since first learning of Mr. Keller’s possible involvement in the events of January 6, and awaiting official confirmation or charges by law enforcement, we made it very clear in responses to the media…
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Morgan Lewis Attorney Writes About How the Change in US Administration May Affect the Sports Industry

Elizabeth C. Polido, an associate in the New York office of Morgan Lewis, just published the following timely piece on the firm’s site: “President-elect Joseph Biden has indicated that he will make significant changes to the policies and practices of the prior administration that will impact the public and employers, including in the sports industry.…
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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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LawInSport Annual Conference – Understand the Rules of the Game 2020

It was announced today that this year’s LawInSport Annual Conference – ‘Understand the Rules of The Game 2020’ will take place November 10-20, 2020 in a digital format with 16 sessions over 10 days as well as 9 open forums for networking and debate. The LawInSport Annual Conference has a reputation as one of the “must-attend” and…
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Study Has Huge, and Positive, Implications for Restarting Sports – Move Forward!

Move forward NBA, MLB, NFL, and NCAA. A recent study suggested that herd immunity can be achieved with just 43 percent of the population having immunity. The implications are that you continue to protect the vulnerable. Sorry elderly and those with comorbidities. You are not attending mass gatherings such as a sporting contest until we…
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