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.
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.
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...
California state Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) proposed a bill that would compensate college athletes from the state’s 24 public colleges for sponsorship opportunities. The “Fair Pay to Play Act” would also allow student-athletes to sign with agents while...
In January, former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Doug Brenner sued his alma mater, coaches, and the NCAA for $11.5 million, relating to a series of extreme workouts in 2017. In the wake of the workouts in question, Brenner and two teammates suffered from...
On Thursday, Judge Janis Sammartino of the Southern District of California rejected the affirmative defenses advanced by Conan O’Brien in a long-running joke theft lawsuit. The suit centers on four jokes that O’Brien told on his show Conanin 2015, which were allegedly...
On Tuesday, FX Networks filed a brief in opposition to Olivia de Havilland’s petition for writ of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court not to hear de Havilland’s case after her petition for review was rejected by the California Supreme Court on July 11. The initial...
Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, filed a lawsuit against the most well-known man in sports medicine, Dr. James Andrews, and his staff, for $180 million. Floyd went under the knife during the 2016 season for what was supposed to be...
Bethany P. Withers (HLS ’10) examines league treatment of MLB, NBA, and NFL players who have been accused of domestic violence or sexual assault.read more
Jacobus Rentmeester, photographer of the iconic Michael Jordan dunking image, is suing Nike for copyright infringement.read more
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