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WEBINAR: How Universities Can Prepare for Student-Athlete NIL Issues

On July 22, 2021 by Schnader

EVENT DATE: August 10, 2021

Schnader presented a timely webinar about “The Ball Is in Your Court: How Universities Can Prepare for Student-Athlete NIL Issues.”

The Supreme Court, the NCAA and many state legislatures have established the initial legal framework for student-athletes to earn compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL).

Now colleges and universities face a range of challenging scenarios as athletes move forward to sign endorsement deals.

This workshop presented practical insights into factors to be considered and the options available to institutions of higher education as athletes pursue their newly established “right of publicity.” The discussion will focus on the most challenging student-athlete NIL scenarios for which every university should prepare.

Topics that were discussed included the scope of the new NCAA rules and state laws, university policy considerations including royalties and product prohibitions, required reporting and disclosures, scenarios involving possible violations of university policy, and related intellectual property considerations. 

The webinar featured leading partners from Schnader’s Higher Education Practice Group, Intellectual Property Practice Group, and Sports Law Team.