Sports Law Competition Board and Sports Law Competitions

The Sports Law Competition Board coordinates Sports Law Certificate Program student participation in internal and external sports law competitions.  Internally the Board develops and manages the Collegiate Athletics Negotiation Competition each fall, and the Professional Sports Negotiation Competition each spring.  The Board also nominates students to participate in all outside sports law competitions, and members serve as liaisons to and supervise each national team.  The 2019-2020 Board includes

  • Chair - Laurel Montag
  • Vice-Chair - Morgan Hines
  • Associates - Logan Deeney, Abby Glaus, Karen Jones, Zoe Littleton

Intramural Sports Law Negotiation Competitions


Each year Marquette's Sports Law Program hosts an annual second year student Intramural Sports Law Negotiation Competition for Sports Law Certificate Program candidates.  The purpose of the competition is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their negotiation skills, while also preparing them for the various national sports law competitions.  

  1. Collegiate Athletics Negotiation Competition, Wednesday, November 5, 2020. The final round focused on a broadcast livestreaming contract between the Big East and NBC.
    • Winning team = Morgan Hines and Francesca Voci
    • Final judging panel of members of the National Sports Law Institute's Board of Advisors, including
      • Eryn Doherty (L'00), Vice President for Labor Relations, NBCUniversal Media LLC, Universal City, CA,
      • Matt Mikrut, Director, Office of the Committees on Infractions, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Adjunct Professor,  Indiana University-Bloomington, Indianapolis, IN,
      • Craig Pintens (L’01), Athletic Director, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, and
      • Bill Scholl, Vice President and Director of Athletics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
  2. Professional Sports Negotiation Competition, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The final round focused on negotiation of an NBA head coaches contract for a female coach.
    • Winning team = Jordan Arrigo and Nicholas Bergosh
    • Final judging panel ​
      • Jill Ingels, Associate General Counsel, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee, WI (L’17),
      • Aurusa Kabani, Director of Legal Affairs, Orlando City SC, Orlando, FL (L'19), and
      • Steven Schwartz, Director of Basketball Operations, Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City, UT

National Competitions (all competitions were virtual during the 2020-2021 academic year)