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Mark Conrad, Fordham Sports Law Professor, Weighs in on Franchise Relocation

If ever there was an NFL franchise with a storied and steamy history, it’s Oakland. Al Davis took black and silver and a bad-boy image to a new level. And since the Raiders are moving, what better place than to Las Vegas—sin city. The move leaves Oakland fans in a state of betrayal and those…
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Professors Examine Whether State High School Athletic Association Policies Are Effective for Concussion Management

(Editor’s Note: John Miller, Troy University, and Robin Ammon, University of South Dakota, recently wrote the following article for Concussion Litigation Reporter. It is exclusively reprinted here.) Many interscholastic athletes, particularly high school football players, are likely to incur concussions while participating in a sport (McCrea, Hammeke, Olsen, Leo, & Guskiewicz, 2004). Copeland (2010) further…
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Sports Law Professor Peter Carfagna Goes Online to Teach Students ‘How to Become a Sports Agent’

First, it was called distance learning—correspondence courses being the medium. With the growth of the digital age, it became online studies. More recently, another name has stuck – the MOOC (massive open online course). To date these MOOCs have mushroomed in popularity. Take Case Western University in Cleveland, it currently offers some 10 MOOCs, among…
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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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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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Cameron Myler – from Athlete to Lawyer to NYU Sports Law Professor

Some athletes are lost when it comes to deciding what to do next when they retire from their sport. They’ve never given any thought to the afterlife. The next thing you know, he or she is a has-been—tomorrow’s next life insurance agent, or maybe stuck in a training program with a food franchise. The good…
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Gil Fried on The Baseball Rule Redux

(Editor”s note: In a recent article that appeared in Professional Sports and the Law, noted expert andUniversity of New Haven Professor Gil Fried, and Takao Ohashi, wrote an article about the baseball rule. What follows is an excerpt of that article) Most of those familiar with sport law, especially the liability side, know about the…
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Evans and TJSL To Host Discussion on ‘The Future of America’s Pastime’

Sports law attorney Jeremy Evans and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law will host a discussion on the “Past and Future of America’s Pastime” next month, featuring former Los Angeles Dodgers Vice President and General Manager Fred Claire as the guest speaker. When: Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:00-1:30 p.m., PST Where: Thomas Jefferson School of…
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Ammon Quoted in Article about CSC-Houston Incident

Dr. Robin Ammon, Chair of the Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science at the University of South Dakota, has been following the crowd management space and what can be done when things get out of hand for decades. He was quoted last winter in “University of Houston Severs Ties with CSC After Fans Are ‘Punched’…
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