Sports & Entertainment Law Section

March 26, 2015
9th Circuit Hears NCAA Appeals on O'Bannon Case

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments on the NCAA appeals regarding the O’Bannon case. For more information, check out this post.

March 11, 2015
"Blurred Lines" Case Leads to One of the Largest Damages Awards

A jury finds that Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams’ 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give it Up” without permission. Find out how much the jury awarded Marvin Gaye's family in this post.

March 9, 2015
Should Sports Teams Sanction Athletes for Off-the-Field Conduct?

NASCAR's suspension of Kurt Busch raises questions about sports teams disciplinary actions for conduct that doesn't take place on the field. Read more in this post.

March 9, 2015
Jazz Fellowship Awards Finals: Special Offer for Section Members

The American Pianists Association is offering a discounted ticket price to section members for the Jazz Fellowship Awards Finals on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. See this post for details.

March 3, 2015
Big Ten Proposes Ruling Freshmen Ineligible

Should college freshmen be ruled ineligible for football and men’s basketball? That’s the idea that the Big Ten Conference introduced in a proposal last month. Find out more in this post.

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The mission of the IndyBar's Sports & Entertainment Law Section is to promote the objects of the Association within the field of sports and entertainment law. To that end, it shall be the purposes of this section: (1) to concern itself with every aspect of the ethical practice of sports and entertainment law; (2) to become familiar with and get involved with current sports and entertainment events and issues in the State of Indiana; (3) to study, report upon and recommend improvements to legislation, whether federal or state, pertaining to the section's concerns; (4) to bring together members of the Association interested in sports and entertainment law and to confer upon the various issues in these areas; and (5) to promote the legal education of members of the Association and the public by sponsoring meetings, institutes and conferences and by preparing and publishing articles concerning sports and entertainment law.
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A Message from the Section Chairs

“Welcome. The Sports & Entertainment Law Section focuses on a wide variety of legal and business issues related to the sports, arts and entertainment industries. Members of this Section include sports and entertainment lawyers in a variety of fields, including transactional and litigation lawyers, in-house counsel, and lawyers in private practice, as well as faculty members and students of Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Section members receive invitations to presentations, CLE programs and events relating to issues of interest to our members, which cater to all professionals, not just practitioners. The Section also serves as a forum for sports and entertainment lawyers to network and share their knowledge and experience. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join this valuable section.”

Scott Preston, Jackson Lewis LLP, and Chris Termini, NCAA  - 2015 Sports & Entertainment Law Section Co-Chairs

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