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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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Sports Law Professor Galloway Says the Bears Are Not Alone in Raising Prices

What’s the real reason for raising ticket prices? Do you need more revenue? Is it to cover an increase in expenses. Is it because other teams are doing it? Or is it because you can? Last year the Chicago Bears had the worst record since 1978, yet ownership is raising ticket prices for the 2017-2018…
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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 the Expert – Barbara Osborne

Barbara is an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the University of North Carolina’s Graduate Program in the Sport Administration specialization. She holds a secondary appointment teaching Sports Law at the UNC Law School. She teaches Legal Issues in College Sport and NCAA Governance and Compliance in the graduate program, as well as Legal Aspects of Sports, Discrimination…
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Q&A with the Expert – Gil Fried

Gil is a Chair/ Full Professor at the University of New Haven, College of Business, in the Sport Management Program. He is a specialist in sport law, finance, and facility management. He has handled many sport/music industry cases (through his company Gil Fried & Associated, LLC) and has worked as an expert witness in various…
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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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Q&A with the Expert – William J. Robers

A sports law professor and attorney with Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, PC (Colorado Springs, CO), Bill specializes in the representation of sports entities, athletes and coaches in contract negotiations, corporate governance, compliance, grievances, and eligibility issues. What were the circumstances that caused you to gravitate to sports law? I have always been interested…
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Sports Lawyer Specializing in Collegiate Athletics Named MAAC Legal Counsel

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Council of Presidents has hired Gregg E. Clifton to represent the MAAC as its legal counsel. In his new position, Clifton will be responsible for handling all MAAC legal matters, advising the Council on governance and NCAA issues, and providing the league with guidance on contractual and related business…
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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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Sports Law Professor Ted Curtis and the Role of Experiential Learning

During his time at the University of South Florida, Theodore Curtis was a member of the institution’s in-house legal team.  He represented the school on legal issues “in intercollegiate athletics, technology law and intellectual property.’ Curtis’ career began as a journalist for a “Boston-area newspaper in 1989.” Writing on “sports, business, law and politics,” would…
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