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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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Volume 8-1

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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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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

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Fantasy Sports Gets Dose of Reality in New York City


A group of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit on October 5, 2016 in the New York Supreme Court, challenging a recently enacted law allowing daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the Empire State. DFS are a subset of online fantasy sports in which players compete by building a team of professional athletes from a specific sports […]

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Volume 7-2 Released!

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JSEL Volume 7, Number 2 (Full Version PDF) Preface by Professor Peter Carfagna, Faculty Advisor to JSEL ARTICLES The History and Doctrine of American Copyright Protection for Fashion Design: Managing Mazer Charles E. Colman Going to Bat for the “Baseball Rule”: Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. v. F.F. et al. Benjamin Trachman Forecheck, Backcheck . . . Paycheck? […]

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Volume 7-1 Released

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JSEL Volume 7, Number 1 (Full Version PDF) ARTICLES Comparing NCAA and Olympic Athlete Eligibility Dispute Resolution Systems in Light of Procedural Fairness and Substantive Justice Josephine R. Potuto and Matthew J. Mitten Constitutional Voting Rules of Australian National Sporting Organizations: Comparative Analysis and Principles of Constitutional Design Robert D. Macdonald and Ian M. Ramsay  NOTES […]

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A Not So Happy Gilmore


Unlike the millions of fans who rejoiced after hearing that Luke’s Diner would be back delving out gallons of coffee for Rory and Lorelai, albeit through your Netflix subscription at a yet to be disclosed date later this year, Gavin Polone was not amongst those millions. Along with Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, […]

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SoundCloud Launches Monthly Subscription Service – Go!


The music industry is all abuzz as SoundCloud has (finally) launched its first paid subscription service – Go. The subscription is $9.99 a month with a 30-day free demo. The subscription gives you ad-free and offline listening, and is currently only available in the U.S. The most important thing about SoundCloud’s service is that its […]

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Attorneys Fees Sought from “Blurred Lines” Litigation


It has almost been a year since the jury found that Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams’ hit, “Blurred Lines,” infringed on the copyright to Marvin Gaye’s, “Got to Give it Up.”  The Gaye estate is now seeking an additional $3.5 million in attorney fees.  Included in that number is the cost of hiring three musicologists […]

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It’s a Hard Knock Life for Them: Can Next of Kin File Suit in NHL Concussion Claims?

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The NHL is seeking to have certain concussion claims brought by wives and next of kin dismissed. A lawsuit seeking compensation from the league for medical and household care was filed on January 15 in U.S. federal court. The NHL has now filed a motion to dismiss for lack of standing, stating that the claims […]

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