Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law

The Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law (JSEL) provides the academic community, the sports and entertainment industries, and the legal profession with scholarly analysis and research related to the legal aspects of the sports and entertainment world.

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Volume 10, Number 1

JSEL is currently published as an online journal, twice per year.  Issues will contain approximately four articles by professors, practitioners, or students on current topics relating to sports and entertainment law. 

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Sues for Gender Discrimination

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) has sued the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for gender discrimination in the United States District of Los Angeles, citing unequal pay between the WNT and the Men’s National Team (MNT), despite the WNT outperforming...

SCOTUS Says Copyright Plaintiffs Need Registration to Sue

On Monday, the Supreme Court affirmed the 11th Circuit’s decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v Wall-Street.com, holding that a copyright owner may not file an infringement suit or seek other legal remedies until the Copyright Office registers their...

Lack of Insurance May Sack Football

A recent ESPN “Outside the Lines” investigation revealed an existential threat to football: the disappearing insurance market. From the NFL to Pop Warner, leagues, schools, and teams spend large sums of money on general liability insurance. With greater concern over...

2007 NBA Ref Scandal Back in Play

After pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transmit gambling information, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is back in the news. In an in-depth report, ESPN analyzed the games Donaghy officiated and interviewed his co-conspirators. The findings...


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