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Attorney Gary Chester To Present April 6 on ‘Defamation Cases in Sports’ for CLE Companion

CLE Companion, a nationally accredited and virtual continuing legal education provider, announced today that leading sports lawyer Gary Chester will present “Athletes vs. the Media: Defamation cases in Sports” on April 6 at 1 p.m. CDT. To register, visit here. Chester’s presentation compliments CLE Companion’s existing catalogue of sports law presentations and will lead to…
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LEAD1 Announces NIL Institutional Publication with Hackney Publications

The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), and Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, today announced the creation of a new publication to help athletic departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1…
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Spry CEO Lyle Adams Discusses the Charity ‘Opportunity’ in the Name, Image, and Likeness Movement in Collegiate Athletics

Lyle Adams, the founder and CEO of Spry Payment Systems, Inc. (Spry), the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, was a guest speaker last week on the Champions of Philanthropy Student Symposium. A former college athlete, Adams discussed at the March 5…
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SRLA Presents Young Professional Award to Dr. Sungwon Kim, Assistant Professor of Sport Management at St. John’s University

  The Sport and Recreation Law Association has presented the Lori K. Miller Young Professional Award, an award that recognizes “a young professional who demonstrates commitment to the study and instruction of the legal aspects of sport and recreation; service to the field and SRLA; as well as the potential for future growth and excellence…
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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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SRLA Presents Connaughton with Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award

The Sports and Recreation Law Association has presented its prestigious Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual for leadership and vision in the study of legal aspects of sport and physical activity, to Dr. Dan Connaughton, Professor of Sport Management at the University of Florida. Connaughton’s research is largely focused on the…
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SRLA Announces Shropshire as Keynote Speaker for Upcoming 2021 Virtual Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) will host a virtual annual conference February 23-26 with Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute and the Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University, serving as the keynote speaker. The primary mission of SRLA, which serves academicians and practitioners in private and public…
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Professor Jodi Balsam and Students Launch Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Law Blog

Jodi S. Balsam, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Externship Programs at Brooklyn Law School, along with more than 30 students, announced the launch of the Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Law Blog, a source for news and resources on the intersection of law in sports, music, film, and media. Jordan Goldstein ’22, who…
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Drake Group: Higher Education Institutions Must Cease Being Party to Athlete Sexual Assault

The latest provocative missive from the Drake Group: On November 16, 2020, USA Today broke a story on nine LSU football players, including two that played key roles on its 2020 national championship team, who were accused of rape, other sexual misconduct and dating violence over a four-year period. Victims’ allegations were either completely ignored…
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Ever-growing Student Sports Law Network Hosting Inaugural Virtual Symposium November 10-12

The Student Sports Law Network will host its inaugural virtual symposium from Nov. 10 through Nov. 12. The three nights of events will bring together some of the sharpest legal minds from around the country. Each night, in front of registered guests, these accomplished individuals will discuss some of the most-important topics in sports law.…
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