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Utah’s Highest Court Creates Its Own Version of a Contact Sports Exception

The Supreme Court of Utah took a novel approach to “exceptions to liability arising out of sports injuries” when it affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss the claim of an injured basketball player who sued another basketball player whose actions led to his injury. In essence, the high court adopted its own version of…
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10 Years and Running – Sports Litigation Alert Is Being Used More Than Ever in Sports Law Classroom

With the fall semester, Sports Litigation Alert celebrates its tenth year of being a staple in the Sports Law classroom, where professors and instructors use it as a replacement for expensive textbooks, or at least a supplement for the textbook, which is frequently dated by the time it is published. For background purposes, the Alert…
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Drake Group Says the NCAA Changing Transfer Waiver Provisions Is Not Fair to the College Athlete

(Editor’s Note: The following is shared by the Drake Group, an advocacy group for reform of the NCAA) Last week the NCAA Division I Council approved new, more stringent criteria to determine whether athletes in five sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey and baseball) can transfer with eligibility waivers to compete immediately upon…
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Nona Lee Presented with Outstanding In-House Counsel of the Year Award by Arizona Bar

Established in 2015, the Outstanding In-House Counsel of the Year Award is presented by the Arizona State Bar Association Board of Governors to an Arizona in-house counsel that “has made outstanding contributions to the in-house counsel practice and the community at large.” Nona Lee, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks,…
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LEAD1 Association Releases Sport Supervision Guide for Athletics Departments

The LEAD1 Association, which represents the athletics directors of the 130 member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), released a guide to assist members with key considerations for effective sport supervision, including fostering positive student-athlete experiences, ensuring safety and risk management, and understanding administrative expectations. The LEAD1 Guide to Sport Supervision, an instructional manual…
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Jackson Lewis Sponsors Title IX Alert, a Timely and Complimentary Newsletter

Jackson Lewis P.C. announced today its sponsorship of Title IX Alert, a newsletter produced by Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals. Title IX Alert is the one-stop publication for news, case summaries, articles, and strategies concerning Title IX and Collegiate Athletics. The publication offers insight into recent cases, as well as…
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Team Executives Discuss NBA Front Office Practices

(Editor’s Note: The following was written by Drew Berube, a rising third-year law student at the University of Miami School of Law. The full article appears in Professional Sports and the Law.) On April 4, 2019, the annual University of Miami School of Law, Global Entertainment and Sports Law + Industry Conference, hosted a panel…
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Early Bird Discount about to End for Sports Lawyers Association Conference in Phoenix May 16-18

The early bird discount for the Annual Conference for the Sports Lawyers Association (https://www.sportslaw.org/), set for May 16-18 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, is about to expire. If you haven’t already registered, go here to sign up: https://www.sportslaw.org/conferences/2019conf/registration/index.cfm The conference, which is consistently the must-attend gathering of sports lawyers each year, is…
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SRLA Honors Sports Law Professors at Annual Conference

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) held a successful annual conference last month in Philadelphia before more than a hundred members. As its tradition, SRLA made several award presentations, the most prominent of which where the Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award to Professor John Grady of the University of South Carolina and the…
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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s 9th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium Scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019

On April 12, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association will host its 9th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium. Every year, C-M Law’s ESLA hosts a Spring Symposium in which attorneys and professionals from around the country discuss emerging legal topics and developments in the entertainment and sports law industry. In its 9th…
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