Editor’s Note: Jill’s published Comment from the Fall Issue (Do Not Pass Go and Do Not Collect $200: Nike’s Monopoly on USATF Violates Antitrust Laws and Prevents Athletes from Living at Park Place, 27 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 171 (2016)) may be found here


The Marquette Sports Law Review is published bi-annually by second- and third-year law students at Marquette University Law School. The editorial board, and most general members, are also candidates for the National Sports Law Institute’s Sports Law certificate, hoping to work in the sports law industry at some point in their legal careers.

The Review’s most recent issue was published in January 2017 and focused on a variety of sports-related legal issues, from sports torts in the Philippines to Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s (MLBAM) takedown notices to fans. The issue also featured an international sports law perspective, which are published from time to time, regarding the amenability of Indian domestic sports governing bodies to judicial review. Professor Russ VerSteeg also wrote a book review on Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials, which provides a comprehensive overview of baseball-related legal issues and cases.

As Editor-in-Chief of Volume 27 of the Marquette Sports Law Review, I am very excited about our Spring issue. Due out in June 2017, this issue focuses on a variety of sports law-related issues from the story of the Bradley Center, located right here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the impact of collective bargaining agreements on coaches at the high school level. We are also excited to have three student-written Comments in this issue, and each Comment is written by a member of the Review’s editorial board.

The Spring issue, which is Volume 27 Issue 2, will feature the following scholarship:

  • Matthew J. Parlow, The Curious Case of the Bradley Center
  • Walter T. Champion Jr. & I. Nelson Rose, Daily Fantasy Sports and the Presidential Debate
  • Remo Decurtins, Major League Soccer’s Exceptionalism in FIFA’s Transfer System: For How Much Longer?
  • Jason J. Cruz, Sports and the First Amendment: UFC Is the Latest Challenger
  • Curt Hamakawa & Harvey M. Shrage, The Impact of Teacher Collective Bargaining Agreements on High School Coaches
  • Joshua D. Winneker & Sam C. Ehrlich, The Calm Before the (Court) Storm: Potential Fan Liability and the NCAA’s Necessary Response
  • Meghan M. Pirics, Undressing the Locker Room Issue: Applying Title IX to the Legal Battle over Locker Room Equality for Transgender Student-Athletes
  • Michael R. Gavin, Comment, Arrr… Whose Booty, Mates? Who Possesses Legal Title to a Home Run Baseball that Lands Outside a Stadium’s Confines?
  • Jessica Goldstein, Comment, Mitchell’s Story: A Cautionary Tale of Underlying Cardiovascular Disease and the Call for Increased Pre-Participation Sports Physicals at the Intercollegiate Level
  • Jessica Hendrick, Comment, The Waiting Game: Examining Labor Law and Reasons Why the WNBA Needs to Change Its Age/Education Policy

As illustrated, the Spring 2017 issue covers a myriad of sports-related legal issues from professors and practitioners in the sports law industry. In turn, we believe this issue will greatly enhance the body of sports-related legal scholarship.

If you are interested in reading the Review’s publications, they are available on our online repository, available here. You may also sign up to receive individual issues of the Review here. Any questions or comments about the Review can be directed to me, Jill Ingels, at jill.ingels@marquette.edu.

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