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Drake Group: Higher Education Institutions Must Cease Being Party to Athlete Sexual Assault

The latest provocative missive from the Drake Group: On November 16, 2020, USA Today broke a story on nine LSU football players, including two that played key roles on its 2020 national championship team, who were accused of rape, other sexual misconduct and dating violence over a four-year period. Victims’ allegations were either completely ignored…
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Florida AD Says Student Athletes Will Undergo ‘Full Cardiac Evaluation’ Upon Return

University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin sent a COVID Update out this morning to the “Gator Nation” about the football program, which was forced to cancel its game with LSU last weekend and Missouri this weekend because of the virus. “Not only have the Gators Sports Health Staff continued telehealth appointments with the players…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Write About Youth Sport Concussion Legislation

(Editor’s Note: University of Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Jessica R. Murfree, M.A., Nicholas M. Swim, M.S., & Chelsea C. Police, M.S. recently wrote the following article for Hackney Publications. Entitled “Youth Sport Concussion Legislation: Nonstandard Standards of Care,” it appeared in Sports Litigation Alert and Concussion Litigation Reporter.) In 2014, the Center for Disease…
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Sports Lawyers Association Conference Is Cancelled

From SLA President Bobby Hacker: Dear SLA Members: As we represent the entire sports world it is only fitting that we act in a like manner, therefore, we are cancelling this year’s conference in Miami. This was not an easy decision and it weighed heavily upon the executive committee as well as the entire board…
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Segal McCambridge Hires Carla Varriale-Barker, Establishes Practice Group Serving Sports, Recreation, Amusement, and Hospitality Industries

Segal McCambridge, a national litigation firm that added its first office in Florida last month, has announced that Carla Varriale-Barker has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office. She will lead a practice group focused on the sports, recreation, amusement, and hospitality industries. An experienced and creative litigator, Varriale-Barker has a…
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Risk Management – Texas Tech University Extends Netting at Dan Law Field

(Editor’s Note: What follows appeared in Sports Facilities and the Law, a newsletter available through a complimentary subscription at the site.) Just in time for its season-opener, Texas Tech University extended the netting at Dan Law Field down the first and third baselines. Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Giovannetti told the media that “we’ve had…
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Sports Lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar to Deliver Keynote Address at Albany Law School’s Stoneman Day

Albany Law School and the Kate Stoneman Honorary Committee announced today that Nancy Hogshead-Makar—Olympic champion, civil rights lawyer, and CEO of Champion Women, a nonprofit providing legal advocacy for girls and women in sports—will deliver the keynote address at the 26th Anniversary Kate Stoneman Day on March 19, 2020. Kate Stoneman Day is Albany Law…
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How to Become an Adjunct Sports Law Professor: A Road Map

Maybe you feel a desire to give back. Maybe you want to enhance your leadership profile or firm bio. Or maybe you just want to earn a few extra bucks. No matter what the rationale, becoming an adjunct is easier than you think, especially given that there are approximately 1,000 sports law classes taught any…
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Pedagogy in Sport Law Classes: Using Sports Litigation Alert Effectively and Creatively

By Linda A. Sharp, J.D. There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. — Jean Giraudoux 1882-1944 Those of us who teach sport law know that it is a demanding discipline pedagogically. Not only must we have a command of basic legal principles in a variety of substantive areas, e.g.,…
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