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Recent Blog Posts from Our Members

Name, Image, and Likeness: How the NIL Has Rapidly Encroached Upon High School Sports

By Matthew Lybeck

In this new post by Matthew Lybeck, read about how recent changes to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s name, image, and likeliness profitability rules have allowed opportunities to quickly spread from college athletics to high school athletics in many states, and the impact new rules and laws may have on high school athletics.

A Legal Battle Looms Over the Michigan Football Sign-Stealing Saga

By Leo Hainline

The University of Michigan, a top-10 D1 football program in the United States, is awaiting word from the Big Ten Conference on whether they will face disciplinary action for an alleged sign-stealing scheme, in which a member of its staff coordinated an operation to record the play call signals of future opponents. Read more about the issue’s potential impact on Michigan’s football program the the Big Ten Conference as a whole in this new post by Leo Hainline here.

Updates from the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law

JETLaw in the News: 2022 Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings

Released on July 15, 2023, the 2022 Washington & Lee Law Journal Rankings provide citation data and calculated  ranks for the top 400 U.S.-published law journals and the top 100 law journals published outside the United States. The survey span of the 2022 ranking is five years (2018-2022). This year, continuing its trend of academic and scholarly excellence, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law placed within the top 50 best specialized journals, alongside a placement as the #2 ranked journal in the “Arts, Entertainment, and Sports Law” category and as the #9 ranked journal for the “Science, Technology, and Computing” category.

JETLaw in the News: Of DNA & Agriculture 

In recent months, JETLaw has been cited in a number of articles and publications across the country, covering a wide variety of topics including DNA processing, anticultural issues, antitrust and FTC merger policy, and artificial intelligence. Check out some of these recent works below, and congratulations to the cited authors for their ongoing impact to global law and policy.

National Institute of Justice – Automation of Sexual Assault DNA Processing Increases Efficiency | Zocalo – The U.S.-Mexico Corn Conflict Is Popping Off | MROnline – Canada’s steadfast support for Big Agriculture’s assault on Mexican biodiversity | R Street – Comments of Proposed FTC Rule to Amend HSR Pre-Merger Filing Process | Thomson Reuters – AI training for state and local government agencies

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