Dec
17

Talking About Sports Biz And Sports Law On Above The Law

Being a sports lawyer and a sports agent is not one in the same.

Head over to our friends at Above the Law for an ongoing conversation between Zach Abramowitz and me using Abramowitz’s innovative ReplyAll platform.  Abramowitz is asking me questions about how Sports Agent Blog got started, why I chose a path that led me to becoming a lawyer with a focus on Sports Law and tips for those who…
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Dec
04

Ryan Mallett’s Agent Speaks About Paying College Athletes

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) signals at the line of scrimmage against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The agent for Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett believes that paying college athletes a stipend on top of receipt of athletic scholarships is inevitable.  Earlier this week, football agent and attorney J.R. Carroll spoke publicly about his position and took a position that I have held for quite some time — it is ridiculous to…
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Nov
25

Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

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What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, February 6, 2015 9am-5pm Where: Chapman University School of Law – Kennedy Hall 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866) Description This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of Business: How the evolution of the marketplace is changing the rules…
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Nov
13

National Sports & Entertainment Law Society

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The National Sports and Entertainment Law Society (NSELS) is a student run society founded with a focus on organizing and centralizing sports and entertainment law societies, connecting students who want to pursue a legal career in the industries, and educating members and the general public about developments in sports and entertainment law. Membership for the…
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Nov
11

Southwestern Law School Presents The Law & Business of Sports

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What: Southwestern Law School Presents: The Law & Business of Sports When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 Where: Southwestern Law School- Bullocks Wilshire Building 390 Description Topics of discussion will include vendor agreements, TV rights, sponsorships, risk management, litigation, public relations, player misconduct & more. Food will be provided for attendees. Panelists: Robert Hacker (Vice President…
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Nov
06

Today: Tales Of A Sports Lawyer

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What: Southwestern Law School Sports Law Society presents “Tales of a Sports Lawyer: The Litigator” When: November 6, 2014 at 5:00pm PST Where: Southwestern Law School- Westmoreland Building 511 Description This is Southwestern Law School Sports Law Society’s first segment of their new speaker series, featuring stories from leaders in sport law. The first segment…
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Oct
29

Upcoming Elon Law Review Symposium

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What: Elon Law Review Symposium on Media, Regulatory and Labor issues in College Sports When: November 7, 2015 Where: Elon Law- 201 N. Greene St., Greensboro, N.C. Description & Panelists The symposium is worth 3.75 hours of general CLE credit. The symposium is free of charge; students, alumni, and members of the extended Elon Law…
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Oct
23

Representing the Professional Athlete Week 6

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This is it! Week 6 of Professor Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” MOOC is here. This week students will gain an understanding of guiding professional golfers and tennis players through the longest career trajectories in sports; gain an understanding of how to diversify an athlete’s endorsement agreement portfolio; and gain an understanding of how to…
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Oct
21

Junior Hockey Players Launch Class Action Lawsuit Against Canadian Hockey League

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The following is a guest contribution from Andrew Harmes, a JD candidate of the Class of 2016 at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League, is facing legal scrutiny as the subject of an unprecedented class action lawsuit alleging that the organization and its…
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Oct
16

Representing The Professional Athlete Week 5

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We are entering the 4th quarter for Peter Carfagna’s “Representing the Professional Athlete” course with 5,500 students enrolled! During week 5 students will gain an understanding of the insurance needs of professional athletes, how to handle an athlete-client dealing with injury and concussion-related issues, and how to handle a professional athlete post-retirement when “the cheering…
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