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As it stands now, 26 states representing 69% of the United States population have passed or are drafting state legislation surrounding Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) pertaining to NCAA Student Athletes.
Every spring, law schools around the country symposiums and conferences focused on sports law.
Breaking into sports law can seem challenging and overwhelming, but a commitment to developing one’s skills and network will pay dividends in the long run.
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!
The Sports Lawyers Association's annual conference will be held May 15-18 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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.