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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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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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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