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Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of SmithAmundsen's Sports Law Practice Group, lectured at Loyola University School of Law on October 20, 2009 on various sports law issues for the amateur athlete.   "Legal Issues for the Amateur Athlete: Multiplied, Benched, and Injured," covered considerations for those involved in high school sports with divisional and playoff seeding based on schools drawing outside of their geographic boundaries, to liabilities for lack of or misuse of an athlete's playing time, to liabilities for injuries on the athletic field of play.
Tim has obtained detailed experience on several sports law matters including: injuries on the athletic field (plaintiff and defense), sports product issues,  disappointment lawsuits (lack of/misuse of an athlete's playing time), amateur representation issues (while not violating NCAA rules), NCAA/high school association violations, personal website/social networking issues, multiplier/anti-recruiting measures, recreational immunity, coach's standing to sue/file TRO's, Olympic issues, off-the-field issues during athletic trips, drug testing, construction/sports issues, and the intersection of sports/religion.disappointment lawsuits, multipliers and other alleged anti-recruiting measures in high school sports, student-athlete eligibility issues, a coach's standing to sue, personal websites for student-athletes, and civil liability for injuries during competition.  This is his latest engagement in a number of speaking invitations on Sports Law issues from law schools including Boston College Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Illinois College of Law, the University of Texas School of Law, and Notre Dame Law School.
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