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Seton Hall Law School to Host CLE Monday on Women in the Sports Workplace

Seton Hall Law School will host a CLE on Monday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Women in the Sports Workplace. The program follows below: Calling a Foul: The Safety & Treatment of Women in the Sports Workplace Everyday there seems to be more news being reported about failures in the…
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American Public Favors Code of Conduct for NBA Owners

With Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver under fire following revelations of racist language as well as inappropriate, “sex-related” comments and “inequitable treatment of women,” 75 percent of sports fans believe that a code of conduct for owners should be adopted, just as there is one for NBA players. Should NBA owners be subject…
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MARQUETTE’S NATIONAL SPORTS LAW INSTITUTE’S 33RD ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE, OCT. 14, TO DISCUSS TOPICS AROUND 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX

Marquette University Law School’s National Sports Law Institute will host its 33rd annual Sports Law Fall Conference, which will focus on a wide range of topics connected to the 50th anniversary of Title IX, on Friday, Oct. 14, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Lubar Center in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The conference…
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University of Miami School of Law Course Focuses on Women in Sports

Part of the University of Miami School of Law’s LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law, the class covers everything from the fine points of contract negotiations to the landmark Title IX law that opened doors for women and girls in athletics. By Robert C. Jones Jr. From the U.S. women soccer team’s decades-long fight…
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Sports Lawyer and Former Olympian Makes the Case for the Female Sports Category

This week on the Dr. Phil Show, Olympic champion, women’s sports advocate, and lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar speaks on the importance of the female sports category. She explains “issues related to transgender eligibility in sport and urges sport to create new categories for transgender women AND men. “Sport achieves its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goals…
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FIFTY YEARS OF PROGRESS: THE LEGAL HISTORY OF TITLE IX

(Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted with permission of Lewis Brisbois) By Christina Stylianou “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX, Education Amendments of…
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Missouri, Coalition of Attorneys General Obtain Injunction Halting Biden Administration Guidance on Bathrooms, Sports in Schools and Workplaces

Earlier this month, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, along with a coalition of twenty attorneys general led by Tennessee, obtained a preliminary injunction halting the Biden Administration’s guidance that would change Title VII and Title IX’s definition of “sex” to include “gender identity” relating to separation of bathrooms and sports in schools, and pronouns in…
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Volleyball Coach’s Quick Departure at Grambling Leads to Chaos, Potential Litigation

Grambling State University Head Volleyball Coach Chelsey Lucas was barely at work six months when the school fired her. Specifically, Lucas was hired by the school, which is designated as one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), in February after coaching stints at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Alcorn…
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Inaugural Conference Addresses Fairness in Women’s Sports

With the 50th anniversary of Title IX on June 23, 2022, the inaugural conference for the new Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS) is being held publicly with free admission at the Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas through June 28, 2022. ICONS is a fast-growing grassroots nonprofit of world-class athletes, parents, and a wide range of experts, doctors, lawyers, and…
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U.S. Department of Education Proposes Title IX Amendments

By Susan D. Friedfel, Monica H. Khetarpal, Carol R. Ashley and Laura A. Ahrens, of Jackson Lewis In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education has released its proposed amendments to the regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for public comment. According to Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon, “The proposed…
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