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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (11/11/2011)

It’s 11/11/11…make a wish?  How about thanking a veteran?  Sports labor battles are not only occurring in the United States.  The Israeli women’s basketball league is currently on strike.  I am already looking forward to the 2012 World Baseball Classic…if Israel is able to successfully lobby its way into the event.  Kudos to Shawn Green, […]


Corking The Cam Newton Loophole, A Sweeping Suggestion

I am happy to announce that the article I co-authored with Jeffrey F. Levine titled, “Corking the Cam Newton Loophole, a Sweeping Suggestion,” has been published in Volume 2, Number 2 of the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law.  Jeff and I wrote the article after Auburn Tigers’ All-American quarterback Cam Newton was accused […]

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No NFL Rookie Symposium, Player Education Programs

No preseason or regular season NFL games have been cancelled due to the NFL Lockout to date, but the Lockout has its first couple of victims: the rookie symposium and the joint NFL/NFLPA player education programs held annually at Ivy League universities. Every year, all players selected in the NFL Draft are invited to the […]

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Aiming For The Top! – Episode 1: From Humble Beginnings

This is an in depth weekly series that chronicles the quest of a boutique hockey agency, VSM Hockey, to reach the top of the NHL hockey agent world. Its story is narrated by its president and founder, Nikolaï Ray. Hello everyone! Welcome to the world of VSM Hockey. We are entering our 3rd year of […]

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2010 Spring Sports Law Symposium at Harvard Law School

What: Spring 2010 Harvard Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, March 26, 2010 (12 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Where: Pound Hall at Harvard Law School (map) Cost: Free (my favorite price) The theme for the symposium is “Operating in the Shadow of Upcoming Collective Bargaining Negotiations.”  Each of the panels and the keynote address will shed […]

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The Necessity Of Law School And The Art Of Negotiation

No matter how many times I address the issue, I continue to get at least one question a day through email (and sometimes on this site), asking whether law school is necessary or even preferable for someone who is looking to break into the sports agent industry.  Another related question is whether an MBA, Masters […]

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Len Elmore, The Attorney And Former Agent

Did you know that the popular basketball commentator, Len Elmore, went to law school at Harvard, served in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, and was once a sports agent?  As for the tail-end of that question, Len Elmore talks about being a sports agent, why he left the business, and much more about his life […]

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Harvard Is Calling For Your Papers

Ashwin Krishnan (Editor-in-Chief) and Josh Podoll (Submissions Editor) at the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law (JSEL) are currently soliciting and reviewing submissions for the very first edition of its Journal.  Their plan is to publish the inaugural issue of the Journal in Spring 2010 and they believe that you kind people reading this […]