TIME for IX, A Celebration of TITLE IX’s 50th Anniversary


The Sports Lawyers Association proudly presents TIME FOR IX, a celebration of Title IX’s 50th anniversary. The commemoration of this landmark federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex will continue through the law’s June 23, 2022, anniversary date. TIME FOR IX will feature interactive webinars, panels, discussions, and social events to explore the social, legal, and political history of Title IX, hot topics and emerging issues related to Title IX, and opportunities for lawyers, non-lawyers, and law students to help eliminate sex discrimination in sports.


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!

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Past TIME FOR IX Webinars

Sports Legends Discuss the Past, Present, and Future of Title IX and College Sports
Listen to stories about the successes and challenges of Title IX from three life-long gender equity advocates. Judy Sweet, Carol Stiff and Larry Scott compare notes around a breakfast table and toast Title IX’s upcoming 50th anniversary.

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On the Ground: Title IX's Regulations and Supreme Court Cases
This fireside chat features Christine Brennan, long-time sports columnist and commentator and best-selling author, and Marica Greenberger, co-founder of the National Women’s Law Center and lawyer involved in all the key Title IX regulations and Supreme Court cases during the past five decades.

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Title IX's Athletics Requirements, Myths, and Current Cases
This virtual webinar features law professors with Title IX expertise, Barbara Osborne, Professor, University of North Carolina, Erin Bezuvis, Associate Dean of Western New England School of Law, Kenneth Ferguson, Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a practitioner who has brought dozens of Title IX cases, Arthur Bryant, Partner, Bailey & Glasser.

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Title IX: Beneficiaries and Influencers, features three stars in the intercollegiate arena who have benefitted from Title IX personally and professionally. Join moderator and SLA President, Allison Rich and panelists, Val Ackerman, Commissioner, Big East Conference, Candice Storey Lee, Athletic Director, Vanderbilt University, and Muffet McGraw, Former Head Women's Basketball Coach, University of Notre Dame, as they tell their captivating stories, discuss the highs and lows of Title IX’s almost 50 years and look to the future of eliminating sex discrimination in sports.

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