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Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry: How Non-Disclosure Agreements Perpetuate Sexual Misconduct

By: Gianni Piantini, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In the wake of a cascade of sexual harassment accusations from dozens of celebrities against other celebrities in power, the attention has turned to Hollywood by questioning it as to why the entertainment industry has not instilled regulations to prevent such sexual […]

Illusion or Collusion? Colin Kaepernick’s Biggest Hurdle

By: Jonathan Manoy, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On August 14, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, in a San Francisco 49ers pre-season game, sat during the National Anthem. This move set the stage for the silent protest movement that gained numerous followers and became so controversial during the 2016-17 N.F.L. season. Kaepernick […]

December 20th, 2018|Business, Evidence, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

NFL Hall of Famers Want a Piece of the Pie

By: Marcus Davide, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Last week, in a letter signed by Pro Football Hall of Fame board chairman Eric Dickerson, Hall of Famers demanded health insurance as well as an annual salary derived from the National Football League’s yearly revenue. NFL greats such as Jerry Rice, […]

December 13th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

Blackballed: A Colin Kaepernick Story

By: Jeremy Skinner, Managing Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Was Colin Kaepernick blackballed from joining a National Football League “NFL” team? That is what one Court will find out. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers starting QB, initially filed a grievance against the NFL claiming that the owners “conspired […]

#TIMESUP YouTube

By: Elina Rojas, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

With the ever growing expansion of YouTube celebrities and influencers comes a dark side: sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for actions that are sexual in nature and are conducted without consent. Typically, sexual misconduct involves situations where power dynamics in […]

Betting and Sports Go Hand in Hand

By: Yesenia Alfonso, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

As of right now, Nevada is one of the only states to have legalized betting on sports. The Supreme Court is reviewing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PAPSA”).

When the PAPSA came into effect, many Americans were against sports betting. As time has […]

Spotify: The Music Industry’s Latest Adversary

By: Adriana Obeso, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Those who are involved in the music industry should be wary of entering into royalty agreements with Spotify, the music streaming company.  As of late, Spotify has earned a reputation for failing to pay artists mechanical royalties they are owed. Mechanical royalties can be […]

Passing Joints v. Completing Passes — Will Drug-Testing Policies Change In Professional Sports?

By: Rosie Gil, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Should athletes get a slap on the wrist for marijuana use or should sports organizations put a tighter grip on their athletes?

            Laws have changed since the beginning of professional sports. As we all know, California was the first state to allow the use […]

I Know What You Did Last Weekend: Social Media And How It Affects The Lives Of Student-Athletes

By: Rosie Gil, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Homecoming week just ended and you helped your team beat your district rivals in your home field. The team’s captain decided to throw a huge party after you scored the winning touchdown. Most of the city shows up, it gets out of hand, alcohol […]

Did President Donald Trump Cross the Line of Freedom of Speech?

By: Nathacha Bien-Aime, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives individuals the right to freedom of speech and freedom of expression. However, there is a thin line between the freedom of speech and breaking a federal law when you are a member of Congress or […]