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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Speaker Series: Howard Jacobs and Arbitrating Cases in front of CAS

Yesterday the William & Mary Law School was pleased to welcome to Mr. Howard Jacobs, noted sports law attorney and W&M law alum (’90) to give a presentation to interested students on arbitrating doping cases in front of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Mr. Jacobs also met with students at a reception before the presentation, […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Native American Inspired Sports Teams from an IP Perspective

By Dave Johnson In his September 26, 2012 article on ESPN’s UniWatch[1], Paul Lukas put forth an argument to end the use of Native American inspired names for sports teams based on “intellectual property” issues. Unfortunately, Mr. Lukas is using the auspices of an important field of law related to branding to market what is […]

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

NCAA Basketball’s Transfer Restrictions: Valid?

The biggest story in College Basketball this week is not Kentucky’s starting five going to the NBA, but instead the debate over transfers. The story hit a fever pitch this morning when Wisconsin Head Coach Bo Ryan went on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, to justify his recent decision to “block” the […]

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

MLB Arbitration: Final Observations

In wake of the the Ryan Braun episode (I hesitate to call it a case yet, in that there is a substantial chance it ends up in District Court and becomes a true case), I guess need to be more specific when I say “MLB Arbitration.” We are still dealing with arbitration as it relates […]

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Tulane Baseball Arbitration: The Players

We are back with the second installment of our Tulane Baseball Arbitration series. Today I wanted to talk about the three cases and the impressions we got from going through the process of preparing and arguing our cases. Let me begin by saying this was an absolute pleasure. It’s not always possible to say that […]

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Tulane Baseball Arbitration: A Primer

This is the first of a series of posts about MLB Arbitration and the Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition. As you may know from our past post, William & Mary’s Alternative Dispute Resolution team sent a team of three individuals to Tulane’s National Baseball Arbitration this past weekend. The competition simulates MLB’s arbitration process by […]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Programming Note

Hey everybody. I wanted to let you know that I, along with two of my esteemed classmates at William & Mary Law School, am currently on my way to New Orleans to participate in the annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition, a program sponsored by Tulane Law School. The competition simulates baseball’s arbitration process, and allows law students […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

How Equity Could Have Changed the Super Bowl

By: Joe Figueroa  Lost in the dizzying final three minutes of Super Bowl XLVI was an oddity; a procedural quirk that was probably nothing, but could have had shocking consequences on the outcome of the New York Giants’ eventual 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots.  While discussed at length at parties across the country, […]

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Playing Overseas During the NBA Lockout: Why Some Return and Others Do Not

By Nathan Yu With the recent news that Kenyon Martin has put an end to his relationship with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers, I want to discuss the issue of players who laced up their sneakers overseas during the NBA lockout and the possibility of them returning to the NBA now that […]

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Between Winning and Well-Being

By Dave Johnson One of the shared attractions of football and hockey is that they are both are physical and fast-paced sports. Physical contact, often with violent force, is an integral part of each game, one that has been widely marketed and glamorized. The courts have even made it clear that these are not games […]