Pepperdine Caruso Law Teams Compete in University of Iowa Inaugural NCAA College Athletics Infractions Hearing Competition
The Pepperdine Caruso Law teams of Lilah Cook and Andrew Snively, and Keyana Young and Roland Wiley, competed in the University of Iowa’s Inaugural NCAA College Athletics Infractions Hearing Competition on February 24.
The competition involved a brief writing component in which teams drafted a response on behalf of a mock institution to a Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. The teams then engaged in oral advocacy before professional sports lawyer judges in two different rounds. The teams argued on and off brief, for the NCAA in one round and for the institution in the other round. The subject of the case involved allegations of recruiting violations under the changing landscape of college athletics due to the recently relaxed rules regarding name, image and likeness (NIL) rights. The competition was designed to simulate the real process that the NCAA uses when investigating infractions by its member institutions.
The competition concluded with a networking panel with several accomplished members of the college athletics compliance world, many of whom also served as the judges for the competition. Professor Maureen Weston served as advisor to the teams. As part of the Entertainment, Media, and Sports Dispute Resolution Program, Caruso Law students have participated in six sports law-related dispute resolution competitions this academic year. Congratulations to all the teams!
Additional information may be found at Iowa College of Law