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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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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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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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Wallace Talks About Experiences that Have Led to His Successful Practice

As chairman of the Thompson Coburn’s Sports Law Group, Robert “Bob” Wallace successfully represents teams and prospective buyers of sports teams, as well as companies interested in sports marketing and civic and government entities facing team relocation or facility issues. Wallace has built his successful practice on a foundation of more than 30 years of…
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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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SRLA Set to Host Annual Conference in Louisville

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced it will hold its 33rd annual conference on March 4-7, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. By way of background, SRLA serves academicians and practitioners in private and public sport and recreation settings. Its members have diverse educational and experiential backgrounds and represent a variety of occupations and interests. They…
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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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Ole Miss Sports Law Professor to Lead AALS Section on Law and Sports

University of Mississippi School of Law Associate Professor Will Berry has been elected chair of the Section on Law and Sports within the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Berry has been a member of the executive committee of the Section for three years. He said he is excited about the opportunity to lead law…
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Latest Issue of Sports Litigation Alert Marks 15 Years

Sports Litigation Alert celebrated 15 years with the latest issue that was published last night. Here’s the Table of Contents as the publication takes its customary holiday break: Table of Contents Case Summaries Federal Judge Delivers Blow to Baseball Bat Manufacturer Court Sides with Reds in Dispute over Bobblehead Dolls Former AD’s Race Discrimination Lawsuit…
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