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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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High School Football Players Tossed from Summer Camp, Then from Court

(The following is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based newsletter that publishes 24 times a year and features a searchable archive of more than 3,000 articles and case summaries, the vast majority of which are original content). To subscribe, visit here.) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer In 2016, high school football players attended…
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Race, Politics Divide Americans on Sports Issues

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be. Researchers found that Americans’ views on two hot-button issues in sports were sharply divided by racial, ethnic and political identities. In addition, their opinions on topics unrelated to sports, like…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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SRLA Presents Connaughton with Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award

The Sports and Recreation Law Association has presented its prestigious Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual for leadership and vision in the study of legal aspects of sport and physical activity, to Dr. Dan Connaughton, Professor of Sport Management at the University of Florida. Connaughton’s research is largely focused on the…
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A New Way to Train and Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents at Sports Facilities

By Gil Fried, Sports Law Professor at the University of New Haven There are various active shooter training programs out there.  We all have seen them over the years, but one was recently released by an Israeli based security company that works with their Ministry of Defense and I think the platform could be useful…
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USA Swimming Condemns Former Gold Medal Winner Klete Keller for Role During the U.S. Capitol Insurrection

USA Swimming has issued the following statement about gold medal winner Klete Keller, whose involvement in the insurrection has been widely reported: “Since first learning of Mr. Keller’s possible involvement in the events of January 6, and awaiting official confirmation or charges by law enforcement, we made it very clear in responses to the media…
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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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LawInSport Annual Conference – Understand the Rules of the Game 2020

It was announced today that this year’s LawInSport Annual Conference – ‘Understand the Rules of The Game 2020’ will take place November 10-20, 2020 in a digital format with 16 sessions over 10 days as well as 9 open forums for networking and debate. The LawInSport Annual Conference has a reputation as one of the “must-attend” and…
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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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