In this article, Paul Greene examines the ramifications of the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent finding that football scholars attending Northwestern University are employees of the University for the purposes of the National Labor Relations Act, and in particular the potential consequences for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Its that time of year (again) when we look forward to one of the event highlights of the BASL calendar – the forthcoming annual Edward Grayson memorial lecture. Breaking with tradition however, this year will not be a lecture in the sense of an address from single stellar performer but rather, a panel discussion featuring four highly acclaimed contributors from the worlds of law and sport who need little (if any) introduction.
With evidence that the appetite for hosting major sports events may be waning at a time of increasing demand for transparency in public expenditure, Rowland Jack, Founder of I Trust Sport, argues that better governance is essential for safeguarding sport’s future. He cites examples of the types of reforms which may be needed and sees encouraging signs in recent developments.