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Once We Know, We'll Know What to Do
Once We Know, We'll Know What to Do

In a Facebook post last Saturday, after reading an online CNN article “What protesters say is fueling their anger," I wondered what I could do to help eliminate racism, which is causing so much harm to our collective humanity.  I wasn’t sure what to do first.

As a law professor and member of the Sports Lawyers Association (including 2 years as its president and 18 years on its board of directors) for 30+ years, I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know and work with many persons of color as students and professional colleagues.  I’ve become friends with many of them.  During the past couple days, I learned that I didn’t know some of them very well.

 

causing so much harm to our collective humanity

 

causing so much harm to our collective humanity

 

By Matthew J. Mitten, Professor of Law and Executive Director, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School
Need For Speed– A Closer Look at the Rules and Regulations of Automobile Racing
NEED FOR SPEED – A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF AUTOMOBILE RACING

The final lap. As a speeding Ford Mustang, marked number nine, makes its final left turn, racing enthusiasts can see the M&M’s logo whisk by as the green and red colored streaks on the machine become one. The ninety-degree sun beats down on the driver.

By Paul Haberman and Michael Scott
WFTDA COVID-19 Guidelines to Return to Roller Derby
WFTDA COVID-19 Guidelines to Return to Roller Derby

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is the international governing body of women’s flat track roller derby representing more than 450 member leagues on 6 continents. The member leagues are independently run amateur sports leagues.

By Trisha Newman
Deadline Approaching Quickly for Schools to Update Title IX Policies
Deadline Approaching Quickly for Schools to Update Title IX Policies

The Department of Education released the long awaited Title IX regulations focusing on sexual misconduct on May 6.  The regulations were initially proposed in November, 2018.  It is the first time that the Department has issued regulations dealing with sexual harassment or sexual assault.  Previously, the Department has issued Dear Colleague letters setting forth guidance to covered entities.

The August 14, 2020 effective date gives institutions only three months to make necessary changes to their existing policies and procedures at a time when most are devoting huge amounts of time and resources to COVID-19. Most institutions will have to make significant changes to existing policies and procedures.

 

By Peter Goplerud, Counsel, Spence Fane LLP
Title IX Regulations Issued By The U.S. Department Of Education: Implications for Educational Institutions
Title IX Regulations Issued By The U.S. Department Of Education: Implications for Educational Institutions

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its long-awaited Title IX regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Final Rule”), impacting the potential liability of educational institutions in terms of their response to allegations of sexual harassment and implementing new criteria relating to due process and other concerns.  Educational institutions must ensure they are in compliance with the new requirements by August 14, 2020, at which point the Final Rule will have the force of law.

By Deborah J. Daniels and Elizabeth M. Roberson
Antitrust Arguments Against NFL Relocation Take a Hit as Raiders, NFL Prevail Over City of Oakland
Antitrust Arguments Against NFL Relocation Take a Hit as Raiders, NFL Prevail Over City of Oakland

Last week, Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the City of Oakland’s case against the now-Las Vegas Raiders.

By Eli Nachmany is a J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School in the Class of 2022, where he serves as Managing Editor (Print) of the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and as a member of the Harvard Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law's execu
The Impact of COVID-19 on Your Professional and Personal Life
The Impact of COVID-19 on Your Professional and Personal Life

As an aspiring sports attorney currently practicing work comp defense, I’ve been reaching out and connecting with sports law industry leaders over the past year—each conversation providing valuable insight and knowledge.

By Zachary J. Kastelic
Is the NFL Draft Illegal?
Is the NFL Draft Illegal?

Sports may be on hold for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that has not stopped the world of sports from moving forward. Between the early introduction of ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary, “The Last Dance”, and the annual NFL Draft, the sports world is keeping fans at ease.

By Trevor Brown, JD Candidate Class of 2021, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
Will the Absence of Live Sports During COVID-19 Drive States to Approve eSports Sports Wagering Legislation?
Will the Absence of Live Sports During COVID-19 Drive States to Approve eSports Sports Wagering Legislation?

Among those hit hardest by the loss of live sports during the COVID-19 pandemic is the sports wagering industry. 

By Nicholas A. Plinio, Jackson Lewis P.C.