Timothy Liam Epstein
, Chair of SmithAmundsen's Sports Law Practice Group
, spoke at the University of Illinois College of Law on April 8, 2010 on various issues in sports law and how the field and practice has evolved. "Jurisconsultus Sportiva: Evaluation of the Current Practice of the Sports Lawyer," covered considerations for those currently practicing in areas where the law intersects with sports as well as those interested in entering the field.
Tim’s Sports Law practice is all-encompassing, but is litigation-based at its core. From injuries on the athletic field (plaintiff and defense), to sports product issues, to 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. Tim, currently on adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, will be speaking at Illinois as is his latest engagement in a number of speaking invitations on Sports Law issues from law schools including Boston College Law School, Fordham University School of Law, and the University of Texas School of Law.