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College Sports Chaos or Correction; From Alston to NIL to Conference Realignment to 50 Years of Title IX

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
2.0 credits in Areas of Professional Practice

A discussion of hot topics in college sports, including the recent Alston Supreme Court decision, new state student-athlete NIL compensation laws, the outcome of 2021 NCAA Constitutional Convention including plans to restructure the NCAA, College Conference Realignment, and the 50th anniversary of Title IX.:


Morgan Lily
Chall Columbia University Sports Management Master of Science, 2022 Degree Candidate. (Former NCAA Division I Gymnast; Chair, NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Member, NCAA Division I Board of Directors)

Thomas McMillen
President & CEO, LEAD1 Association (formerly the Division 1A Athletic Directors Association)

Allison Rich
SLA President, Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Senior Woman Administrator, Princeton University, and Vice-Chair of the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee

Nancy L. Zimpher, Ph.D
Senior Fellow at the National Association of System Heads; Chancellor Emeritus of The State University of New York (SUNY); and Co-Chair Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics


Deana Garner
Senior Associate Director and Deputy Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, Arizona State University

SLA members receive a discounted price of $95.00 to attend this session! If you are interested in attending please reach out to Melinda Long ( for a coupon code to register.

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Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, | 6:00 pm Eastern

As part of the recognition of the 50th anniversary of Title IX by the Sports Lawyers Association, we are pleased to invite you to join us for a special celebration commemorating National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This will be a virtual event to take place on Wednesday, February 2nd at 6 pm EST. The event will have two components – the first will feature one-on-one interviews with four women who have each reached high achievement in their athletic accomplishments and support for gender equity in sports. These four distinguished women are:

The second part of the program will include a series of break-out rooms to further discuss the experiences and issues raised by the feature interviews, including the progress made under Title IX and where we are headed. This event will be a vibrant celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day and we encourage those in attendance to join in their former team jerseys or other attire/symbolism which celebrates gender equity in athletics. A link for this event is included below. We look forward to you joining us!

Click here to register for this celebration!


Mentorship Monday: Resume Review

Our January Mentoring Monday: Resume Review is full. Check back in April for our next installment!


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