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The Sports Law Blog comes to SLA
July 9, 2019
The Sports Law Blog comes to SLA

We are thrilled to announce that the Sports Law Blog has found a new home--with the Sports Lawyers Association.

By Warren K. Zola
SLA Then, Now and Tomorrow
May 28, 2019
SLA Then, Now and Tomorrow

Hear from some of the top lawyers in the sports industry and members of the Sports Lawyers Association as they walk you through how they got to where they are and where the SLA is going. Former SLA President (May 2015 – May 2017) and Executive Director of the National Sports Law Institute and Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, Matt Mitten is joined by SLA Immediate Past President and Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Nona Lee and SLA President and Attorney for Robert A. Hacker Attorney at Law and Sports Media Consulting, Bobby Hacker. Listen while they share their insights into how they broke into the sports law industry and offer tips on how you can too. Feel free to sit back, relax and enjoy 15 minutes of tips and insights. Be sure to tweet us your thoughts about the podcast @sportslawyers and let us know what topics you want to see covered in the future! Enjoy!

SLA Conference Preview
May 13, 2019
SLA Conference Preview

The Sports Lawyers Association's annual conference will be held May 15-18 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Key Sports Law Legislation: College Athletes Rights
February 23, 2019
Key Sports Law Legislation: College Athletes Rights

California, Maryland, and Washington have all introduced legislation that would bolster the economic and labor rights of college athletes in those states -- and perhaps create conflict with NCAA rules in the process.

Key Sports Law Legislation: Sports Gaming, Gambling, and Betting
February 16, 2019
Key Sports Law Legislation: Sports Gaming, Gambling, and Betting

In 2019 alone, 28 states have introduced legislation that would legalize sports gambling or expand a state's current sports gambling market. The SLA Blog canvasses six states' legislative proposals.

Key Sports Law Developments to Watch in 2019
January 15, 2019
Key Sports Law Developments to Watch in 2019

Issues relating to sports gambling, college sports, Colin Kaepernick's collusion claims, and much more will dot the sports law landscape in 2019.

Analysis: DJ Durkin's Future at Maryland
October 13, 2018
Analysis: DJ Durkin's Future at Maryland

Maryland football coach DJ Durkin has been on administrative leave since an August media report detailed the "toxic culture" inside the school's football program. In light of the program's recent turmoil, how will Durkin's employment status be resolved?

Sports Law Development of the Week: D.C. Council member Proposes Sports Gambling Legalization and Regulation Bill
October 6, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: D.C. Council member Proposes Sports Gambling Legalization and Regulation Bill

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans aims to legalize sports gambling in the nation's capital by the start of the next MLB season. But how will sports wagering actually work in D.C.? Cameron Miller analyzes the "Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018" in his latest SLA Blog post.

Analysis: A Novel Battle Over a Sports Media Member's Twitter Account
September 20, 2018
Analysis: A Novel Battle Over a Sports Media Member's Twitter Account

In August, BH Media, which owns the Roanoke Times, sued former Times writer and current report for The Athletic Andy Bitter over ownership of the @AndyBitterVT Twitter account. BH says it owns the account; Bitter claims it was gifted to him by his predecessor at the paper. Will disputes like these become more common in the social media era?

Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies
September 18, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued and settled with two Nevada companies that allegedly offered unregistered securities -- the opportunity to invest in sports wagering.