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Feldman to Hold Newly-Endowed Sher Garner Professorship in Sports Law, Nation’s First Such Professorship Dedicated to Sports Law

Tulane University’s nationally recognized Sports Law Program will now be led by the nation’s first fully endowed professorship dedicated to sports law – Professor Gabe Feldman. Alumni and longtime supporters Leopold and Karen Sher and James and Tracie Garner have endowed the Sher Garner Professorship in Sports Law.  The professorship will be held by Professor…
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National Lacrosse League Names Former NHL Executive And Sports Lawyer Jessica Berman Deputy Commissioner and EVP of Business Affairs

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has announced that Jessica Berman has been named Deputy Commissioner and EVP of Business Affairs. Berman joins the NLL from the National Hockey League, where she has spent the last 13 years, most recently as Vice President, Community Development, Culture & Growth. She becomes the first woman to hold the…
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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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Study: Cost of Youth Sports Delaying Retirement for Parents

With hopes that their children will earn college athletic scholarships or even make it to the professional leagues, many parents are spending a significant portion of their income and time on youth sports. According to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of TD Ameritrade, youth sports expenses impact three in four…
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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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The University of Miami to Host Sports Law Conference April 4-5

The University of Miami’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law will host the Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference April 4-5, 2019, at the Donna E. Shalala Center in Coral Gables. Relevant sessions include: “NCAA Amateurism and Pay to Play” on the afternoon of the 4th,…
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