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CSLP Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

What: The Seventh Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition When: September 22 – 24, 2017 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California Other Information: Law schools may register up to three teams of two competitors beginning now until sold out. The slots for the competition are filled on a first come basis. […]

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Sports Law

Newly Passed Oklahoma Law Allows Universities To Sue Agents And Boosters

In light of recent news of an ex-sports agent pleading guilty to violating North Carolina’s sports agent law after he provided thousands of dollars and other improper benefits to three former University of North Carolina football players so they would sign with him, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 425. This law will allow […]

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Janoris Jenkins Settles Dispute With Former Agents But Attacks Them On Twitter

A grievance filed by a couple of Contract Advisors against New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been settled for an undisclosed sum of money. The grievance, filed by agents Malik Shareef and Rodney Thomas with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) per the guidelines provided by the NFLPA’s Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, sought quantum meruit relief […]

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Nova Southeastern University 10th Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

What: Nova Southeastern University 10th Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium: A Decade of Legal Education When: March 25, 2017 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Where: NSU Shepard Broad College of Law (3305 College Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Agenda Panel 1: Music Law Panel – Legal Practice: A Look Into the Music Biz David Bercuson – David Bercuson, P.A. […]

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Sports Law

Oregon Considers Modifying Its Sports Agent Law

The State of Oregon Senate is considering a bill that would alter the state’s athlete agent laws. Senate Bill 5, titled the “Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act,” would revamp various definitions, including that of “athlete agent.” It would make changes as to whom would be a considered an athlete agent in the state as well as […]

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2017 St. Thomas University School of Law Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium

The St. Thomas University School of Law – Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium brings together some of the most powerful agents, lawyers, front office executives, and other sports and entertainment industry professionals from around the country to discuss and debate pertinent legal and business issues in sports, entertainment, the arts, and the media. The symposium […]

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Sports Business Sports Law

Six Questions With Maacah Scott, Staff Counsel For Arizona Diamondbacks

Maacah Scott, Esq. is currently Staff Counsel for the Arizona Diamondbacks. She joined the organization in January 2014 as the team’s legal intern and worked her way to Counsel. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Tennessee State University. She received her J.D. from Arizona Summit Law School and was admitted to practice […]

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Sports Agents Sports Business Sports Law WNBA

Interview With The Agent: Allison Galer

Allison Galer, ESQ. is a Los Angeles, CA based attorney and licensed WNBA, FIBA, and talent agent. She is the founder and president of Disrupt The Game, a full service sports and entertainment agency that focuses on WNBA and overseas contract negotiations, on-screen opportunities, marketing & endorsement deals, speaking engagements, public relations, and social media […]

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The Legal Impact Of Self-Representation In Professional Sports

Prior to the start of the NFL season, Denver Broncos offensive lineman Russell Okung received a lot of attention as he chose to negotiate his own free agent deal. Over the past few seasons, there seems to be a growing trend of NFL players choosing to negotiate their contracts without the help of an agent. Bernard […]

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NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations

The following is a guest contribution from Noah Goodman. Goodman is an associate at Ballard Spahr and he  drafts memoranda on federal court decisions and federal agency rulings. He previously oversaw a political campaign for a former Philadelphia City Councilman and was a presenter at the 28th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the […]