August 18, 2022

Volume XII, Number 230

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The Legal Landscape of College Sports: Unpacking the NIL Lifecycle of the Student-Athlete

It has been one year since groundbreaking changes in college sports freed student-athletes to commercialize and sell rights to their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).  During that time, Foley’s Sports & Entertainment Group’s multi-disciplinary College Sports/NIL Task Force has been actively engaged in advising various stakeholders through their emergent needs.

In the next installment of Foley’s “Business of Sports” series, Foley task force members, Jon Israel and Greg Marino, will lead a 1.5 hour program on year 1 of the NIL era. They will provide an overview of the current legal landscape by dissecting the NIL lifecycle of a hypothetical student-athlete - from high school through the completion of a college playing career – and, via this story, will review meaningful developments and elicit practical frontline insights and perspectives from their special guests Morgan Frazier, Javier Peral, and Drew Butler.  

The discussion will cover:

  • The legal landscape now in place, including state NIL laws and NCAA rules and recent guidance

  • The various stakeholders, including schools, student-athletes, agents, sponsors, and collectives

  • The rise of collectives, including their impact now and in the future

  • The NCAA, including what it has done and what it might do

  • An assessment of year 1 of the NIL era, and where things may be headed

CLE

CLE credits will be applied for in all applicable states. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE Credits by the State Bar of California. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. For the purposes of New York CLE credit, this program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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