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18 Legal Issues Collegiate Athletics 1 (2016-2017)

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November   2016 Volume 18, Issue   1


Legal Issues in




A  Report of Court Decisions, Legislation and Regulations Affecting Collegiate Athletics

  IN THIS ISSUE


2   NCAA   Announces Hire of Director of Law,
    Policy and  Governance
Jackie Campbell will return to the NCAA as the director of law,
policy and governance.

3   Are  Student-Athletes   Employees? NCAA
    Faces  A  New  Challenge
 The National Collegiate Athletic Association ('NCAA) faces an-
 other legal challenge to its amateurism model as former student-
 athlete Lamar Dawson filed a class action complaint on Septem-
 ber 26th, 2016 in the Northern District of California.

 5  Supreme Court Rebuffs Appeal of O'Bannon-
    What   It Means
Last weeks U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear the appeal
in the O'Bannon v. NCAA case concerning the treatment of
college athletes is another sign the NCAA must abide by federal
antitrust laws when implementing rules about the ability of
athletes to earn compensation, a University at Buffalo School of
Law  expert said recently.

6   Jackson   Lewis  Adds   Dallas Lawyer   to Sports
    Law  Team
Jackson Lewis PC has announced that John G. Long has joined
the firms Dallas office as Of Counsel, where he will assist the
leaders ofthefirm' Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice
Group, Gregg E. Clifton and Paul V Kelly. Long joins Jackson
Lewis fom Michael Best & Friedrich, where he was a Senior
Counsel member ofthefirm' Labor and Employment Rela-
tions Practice Group and Chairman of the NCAA and Athletic
Compliance Practice.

7   A Glimpse   Into What  It Is Like to be a College
    Athlete  with a Gender   Identity Crisis
Every so often, we hear from our subscribers, who recommend a
story that we find both compelling and topical. The story ofLex
Clay is just such a story.


9   Best  Practices  in Helping  Athletes with
    Disability/LOV   Insurance
 The availability of insurance to protect collegiate athletes'ffuture
professional earnings is critical in enabling many students to
continue their collegiate careers.

1   Jury Awards Ex- Coach $3.36 Million in
    Wrongful   Termination
A California jury has awarded Beth Burns, the former womens
basketball coach at San Diego State University history (SDSU),
$3,356,250 after considering her wrongful termination claim
against the school.

11  DOE   Levies  Historic Fine Against  Penn  State
    Over  Handling   of Sexual Misconduct Incidents
 The U.S. Department ofEducation has announced that it is
 seeking to impose on Penn State University a record fine of nearly
 $2.4 million for failing to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclo-
 sure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
 after a comprehensive review prompted by on-campus sex offenses
 involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

 12 Labor  Board   Reviews   Northwestern   Student-
    Athlete  Policies
 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in a recent
 Advice Memorandum  (NLRB  Case No. 13-CA-157467), has
 effectively ended the closely-watched enforcement action against
 Northwestern University on whether certain intercollegiate
 student-athletes are statutory employees forpurposes of the Na-
 tional Labor Relations Act.


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