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Sports Law Conference for Academics Returns to Vegas in 2023

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) will hold its annual meeting at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas February 22-25, 2023. More details, such as the keynote speaker, will be announced in January. SRLA serves academicians and practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings. Members have diverse educational and experiential…
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Sports Law Expert – a Podcast Launches with Featured Guest and Sports Lawyer Carla Varriale-Barker

Hackney Publications announced today that it has published its first recording on Sports Law Expert – a Podcast, with future releases set to be distributed on November 30 and the twice a month thereafter. The first guest is Carla Varriale-Barker, who leads the sports law practice at Segal McCambridge. This segment can be heard here.…
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LaGrange College Hires Sports Management Professor and NCAA Rules Expert Clay Bolton

LaGrange College has announced the hire of Dr. Clay Bolton as associate professor of sports management in the college’s Business Department. Previously, he worked as an associate professor and undergraduate coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce, an assistant professor of recreation and sports management at Southern Wesleyan University, and an adjunct professor of sports and entertainment management…
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Adjunct Sports Law Professor Joins New Jersey Law Firm

Christopher J. Vaccaro, Esq., an adjunct sports law professor and former Hunterdon County (NJ) Assistant Prosecutor, has joined Kearns Rotolo and will focus primarily on criminal defense and DUI/DWI cases. In addition to concentrating on criminal defense and DUI/DWI cases, Chris will handle cases involving domestic violence, municipal court matters, motor vehicle violations, and cannabis…
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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

Each semester, Hackney Publications provides professors with 12 subject-matter compendiums, created from the last 6 months of Alerts, to be used with students. Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced that new tools are being added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for…
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Gabelli School of Business Announces Launch of Sports Business Initiative

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business has launched the Gabelli Sports Business Initiative to explore, debate and propose solutions to the many important issues involving the sports industry. The Initiative, to be led by Mark Conrad, Associate Professor of Law and Ethics and a longtime writer and observer of the industry, will bring together experts…
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Celebration of Life for Sports Business Professor Jim Riordan Set for April 28

By Paul Owers Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will hold a Celebration of Life on April 28 for Jim Riordan, Ph.D., who founded FAU’s MBA in Sport Management Program in 2000. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on the Hyundai Deck at FAU Stadium. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP here.…
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SRLA Presents Annual Awards to Sports Law Faculty at Annual Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association presented its annual awards to professors in the sports law field at its annual conference in Atlanta last month. SRLA presented its most prestigious award, the Professor Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award, to Dr. Sarah Young, of Indiana University. Dr. Andy Pittman, a long-time sports law professor at…
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UNH Is Seeking Director of Legal Graduate Programs

A new faculty position has opened up at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law for Director of Legal Graduate Programs. The person hired will need to be an attorney. They will have a mix of teaching and administrative responsibilities related to the school’s grad programs. They will be based in Concord. The actual description reads…
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The Disintegration of the NCAA: The Price of Rejecting National Governance

The Drake Gorup will hold provocative webinar on Wednesday, February 24, starting at 2 p.m. EST and lasting till 3:30 p.m. To register for the event, go here. For details, see below. “Since 1909, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been the primary voice and largest national athletics governance association for four-year colleges and…
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