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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 […]


Interview with Spotify General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Horacio Gutierrez, General Counsel of Spotify, to discuss current issues in music streaming law.  As Spotify’s top lawyer, Mr. Gutierrez is responsible for overseeing Spotify’s legal, compliance and regulatory affairs around the world, and serves as corporate secretary to its board of directors. […]


November 2016, Special Issue

November 2016, Special Issue (Full Version PDF) Protecting and Promoting the Health of NFL Players: Legal and Ethical Analysis and Recommendations Christopher R. Deubert, I. Glenn Cohen, and Holly Fernandez Lynch


Interview with Rachel Barnett, General Counsel of Travelzoo

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Rachel Barnett, General Counsel of Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company and trusted publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals. Ms. Barnett runs the legal department and is responsible for all aspects of Travelzoo’s domestic and international legal affairs. As […]


Interview with Louise Firestone, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.

  The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with attorney Louise Firestone, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc., to discuss current issues in fashion law and life as an in-house attorney.  Ms. Firestone joined LVMH in August 1999 after working in-house for Citibank and Credit […]

Recent News


When Politics and Sports Collide


In early January 2017, Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst unveiled Senate Bill 6, which, if passed, would prohibit the enforcement of local nondiscrimination ordinances allowing transgender people in Texas to use the bathroom of their choice and would instead require all those in Texas to use the bathroom that matches their “biological sex” in government […]

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Wet Seal’s Last-Stitch Effort Fails


Wet Seal is the latest retailer to close its doors. In late January, news outlets reported that the retail chain planned to close all locations. Wet Seal, which targets the 18-24 demographic, proceeded to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in early February. As reported by Fortune, the company listed assets between $10 million and $50 […]

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Nationwide Sports Gambling? Bet On It.

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The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, also known as the Bradley Act, expressly prohibits sports betting nationwide with four exceptions: Oregon, Delaware, Montana, and, most notably, Nevada. Nevertheless, gambling remains an enormous industry, with the American Gaming Association estimating that “as much as $90 billion would be wagered on the NFL… season” […]

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The End of Amateurism in College Football?


The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Richard Griffin released a memo in late January stating that football players at private universities and colleges should qualify as employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). As SportsLawInsider reports, the memo noted that these players should be afforded the Act’s Section 7 protections, which would […]

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Virtual Reality Becomes a $500 Million Actual Reality for Facebook


Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) company, was ordered by a jury to pay $500 million in damages to ZeniMax last week, concluding a multi-year lawsuit. As reported by Business Insider, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg testified that Facebook acquired Oculus in 2014 for nearly $3 billion as a way to be a pioneer in the […]

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Beyoncé to Get Lawyers in “Formation”


As reported by Law360, the estate of deceased YouTube performer, Anthony Barré, has filed a suit against Beyoncé and Sony Music Entertainment seeking $20 million in damages as well as declaratory and injunctive relief for copyright infringement. The complaint alleges that the pop star sampled phrases from Barré’s YouTube videos in her 2016 chart-topping hit […]

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The NBA and Trump’s Immigration Ban


Over the past few weeks, President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) on visas and refugees has dominated the news. Executive orders, which are legally binding directives made by the President in order to direct federal agencies, are often controversial, however Trump’s immigration EO seems to have procured more negative attention than any EO in recent […]

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Time for the NFL to Reconsider Marijuana Policy?


As public opinion towards marijuana continues to warm, there is talk that, in the not too distant future, NFL players may be able to partake in using the popular drug. Currently, 16 of the 32 professional football teams are located in states that have legalized at least the medicinal use of marijuana, according to the […]

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Paging the Fashion Police


As reported by The Fashion Law, in an ironic turn of events, retailer Forever 21, which has been sued over 50 times in recent years for copying others’ protected designs, has filed suit against C. Luce and CornerStone Apparel (doing business as TCEC and Papaya Clothing, respectively) for infringing on one of its protected designs. The suit centers around the […]

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