Seminars & Events

Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of SmithAmundsen's Sports Law Practice Group, lectured at the University of Texas School of Law on November 20, 2009 on various sports law issues for the amateur athlete, but most comprehensively, "Disappointment Lawsuits", for lack of or misuse of an athlete's playing time. Tim published the lead law review article for the University of Texas School of Law's Review of Entertainment and Sports Law (TRESL) this Spring entitled: "Prep Plus: Evaluating the Motivations for and Effects of Multipliers and other Measures in High School Sports," (University of Texas, Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, Vol. 10, Spring 2009), which covered considerations for those involved in high school sports with divisional and playoff seeding based on schools drawing outside of their geographic boundaries.


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, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and Notre Dame Law School.




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