Includes the article "The Tom Brady Award and the Merit of Reasoned Awards," by John Burritt McArthur, and the notes, "A Less Perfect Union: Why Injury Risk Prevents NFL Players from Driving as Hard a Bargain as MLB Players in CBA and Contract Negotiation," by Hamish Nieh, and "Putting Hurdles in a Marathon: Why the Single-Entity Defense Should Not Apply to Disputes Between Athletes and Non-Team Sport Leagues," by Garrison Shepard.

JSEL Volume 8.2 is now online!

Includes the article “The Tom Brady Award and the Merit of Reasoned Awards,” by John Burritt McArthur, and the notes, “A Less Perfect Union: Why Injury Risk Prevents NFL Players from Driving as Hard a Bargain as MLB Players in CBA and Contract Negotiation,” by Hamish Nieh, and “Putting Hurdles in a Marathon: Why the […]

May 2017 Special Issue

May 2017 Special Issue

May 2017, Special Issue (Full Version PDF) Comparing Health Related Policies and Practices in Sports: The NFL and Other Professional Leagues  

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Interview with Megha Parekh, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Megha Parekh, the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Jacksonville Jaguars, to discuss current issues involving the Jaguars and sports law in general. Megha Parekh joined the Jaguars as vice president and general counsel on March 1, 2013, and was named […]

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Interview with Steve McKelvey

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Associate Professor Steve McKelvey, the Associate Chair for External Relations and Graduate Program Director in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining the UMass Amherst faculty in 2002, […]

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Volume 8-1

JSEL Volume 8, Number 1 (Full Version PDF) ARTICLES Standards of Review in Law and Sports: How Instant Replay’s Asymmetric Burdens Subvert Accuracy and Justice Steve P. Calandrillo and Joseph Davison Freeing Buskers’ Free Speech Rights: Impact of Regulations on Buskers’ Right to Free Speech and Expression John Juricich Irrevocable but Unenforceable?  Collegiate Athletic Conferences’ Grant […]

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UCLA Players Put Up 0 Points, 0 Assists, and 3 Steals in China

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Three University of California: Los Angeles (“UCLA”) men’s basketball team players have been allowed to return home after being arrested in China for shoplifting. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were in Hangzhou, China to play an exhibition match against Georgia Tech, and while there, reportedly stole designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.  […]

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Jerry: Jonesing for a Fight

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Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has made no secret to fellow owners, players, fans, and the general public that he is displeased with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. About two weeks ago, Jones threatened to sue the league if Goodell’s contract is extended. In response, fellow owners sent a letter to Jones, scolding him […]

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DoJ Throws Wrench in AT&T – Time Warner Merger

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Until last week, it was expected that AT&T’s pending $85.4 billion mega acquisition of Time Warner would close by the end of the year. After almost a year of review, however, the Justice Department has cast doubt on the deal. Late last week, in meetings with AT&T, the Justice Department pressured AT&T to sell Time […]

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” Director Furious Over Lost $7M Bonus

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Warner Bros is being taken to court in Australia over breach of contract claims brought by George Miller. Miller claims that Warner Bros breached contract in denying him his $7 million bonus for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Miller says that the company agreed to pay him the bonus in the event that he did not […]

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CBS Argues that Remastered Pre-1972 Songs are New IP

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The 9th Circuit heard oral arguments last week on whether or not recent digital remasterings of pre-1972 songs were fundamentally different enough from their original recordings to qualify as new intellectual property and thus be covered under Federal Copyright Law. In an appeal filed by ABS Entertainment last year, the company argues that the District […]

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Blocking Goodell’s Go-Ahead Contract Extension

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According to Sports Illustrated, Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has threatened to sue the National Football League (“NFL”) and other NFL franchise owners. Specifically, he has threatened to sue the owners of the Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, Houston Texans, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers, all members of the […]

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GOP Tax Plan Doesn’t See Fun in Stadium Funding

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In the latest tax reform proposal, private activity bonds – a standard tool to finance stadium construction for decades – have been placed on the chopping block. House Republicans released proposed tax reforms that would eliminate private activity bonds. Interest earned on private activity municipal bonds is tax exempt. It is estimated that the government […]

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A Small Claims Court for Copyrights?

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Statutory damages for a willful copyright infringement for a single work can reach $150,000, but the average cost of litigating a copyright case is around $278,000. Even though copyright theft affects the majority of copyright owners, a small minority in reality enforce those rights and receive due compensation. As a potential solution, Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) […]

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Disney in Talks to Acquire 21st Century Fox Assets

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As first reported by CNBC on November 6, the Walt Disney Company recently held preliminary talks with 21st Century Fox about buying its entertainment business, including the Fox movie studio, the FX cable network and the UK – based television service Sky. The potential asset acquisition may allow Fox to focus on its news and […]

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