Sports Lawyers Association Holding Law Student Writing Competition


The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced that it will be holding its second annual Law Student Writing Competition.   The SLA is offering $10,000 in total prize money ($5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third) and complementary registration for the 2014 SLA Annual Conference in Chicago.  All law students with serious aspirations […]

Sports Lawyers Association Conference Wrap Up


I attended the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Annual Conference last week in Atlanta, Georgia.  For those unfamiliar with the conference, it is the largest and most prominent gathering of sports attorneys in the country.  Lawyers from most major sports leagues, teams and organizations attend as well as agents and representatives of the NCAA. Attendance was excellent, with approximately 700 attendees, […]

Friday Sports Briefs


In lieu of Friday Sports Briefs, I’ll continue to cover the 2013 Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Twitter @ctsportslaw.

UConn Football’s Success Brings More Agents to Connecticut

Are you still unconvinced that UConn has become a player in Division I football?  Last month the Huskies saw 4 players chosen in the first 2 rounds of the NFL Draft - more than every college football program with the exception of USC.  After speaking with a few agents at the Sports Lawyers Conference last week […]

Connecticut Athlete Agent Regulation

One of this morning’s panels at the Sports Lawyers Association conference discussed the regulation of athlete agents.  The panel included counsel for the Texas Secretary of State, the entity charged with regulating agents in the Lone Star State - a significant responsibility considering there are 236 colleges in Texas. What type of regulatory system has Connecticut adopted for […]

The Effect of the Economy on Sports Sponsorships and Endorsements

What effect has the economy had on sponsorships and endorsements in the business of sports?  A panel at the Sports Lawyers Conference discussed this issue, and here are some of my notes from the perspective of counsel for a Stadium/Arena owner, counsel for a sneaker company, and counsel for an athlete:   Stadium/Arena Owner: In the […]

Greetings from Chicago: Sports Lawyers Association Conference Underway

The Sports Lawyers Association annual conference began yesterday in Chicago and will continue through Saturday.  (Click here for the conference agenda).  I am attending the conference and will try to share some quick notes and thoughts from the conference as time and internet access allows.

Recent Perspectives in Sports Law

Here are some noteworthy and recent articles detailing various sports law issues: Rick Karcher of Sports Law Blog writes on Sports Media Ethics (or lack thereof) (see March 24, 2008 entry), detailing the Sports and the Media forum held at the Sports Lawyers Association Conference.  Karcher adopts a critical view of the sports media, arguing that […]


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