Professor Maureen Weston Presents "Sports Law Developments 360 - Year in Review 2022-23" -- Sports Lawyers Association 47th Annual Conference
Professor Maureen A. Weston presented "Sports Law Developments 360 - Year in Review 2022-23" at the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) 47th Annual Conference. Professor Weston, along with professor Gabe Feldman of Tulane Law School and director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, and professor Matt Mitten of Marquette University Law School and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, commenced the conference by presenting "A 360 Overview of Recent Legal Developments in Sports Law" to over 1,000 attendees. Professor Weston spoke on the dramatic changes in college sports, including litigation involving athlete name, image, and likeness (NIL); whether college athletes are "employees"; Title IX; transgender athletes; sportswashing; and human rights issues in international sport events. The panel included discussions of antitrust, labor, contract, gambling, and intellectual property issues in sports.
Professor Weston was also re-appointed for a three year term to the SLA Board of Directors. Professor Weston is a committee co-chair for the SLA Disability Affinity Group, a member of the board's International Sports Law, DEI, and Media Content Committees, and a member of the Hispanic and Women in Sports Affinity Groups. Professor Weston has served on the SLA Board of Directors for six years and is actively involved in outreach between law students and sports industry professionals.
The conference, titled "The Athlete in Sports," took place on May 11-13 in Los Angeles. Additional information may be found at Sports Lawyers Association