Sports Law Student Writing Competitions, Scholarships and Awards
Anne Wall "Ethics in Sports Law" Award | Anne Wall "Top Scholar in Sports Law" Award | Janis Doleschal "Risk Management in Sport Writing Competition and Award" | Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing | National Sports Law Student Writing Competition | Anne Wall Brand Protection Award (ended 2017)
2019 winner Brandie Tartza, Associate Dean Vada Lindsey, and Prof. Matt Mitten
Created in 2017, and supported by the generosity of the National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors member Anne Wall, the "Ethics in Sports Law Award" recognizes the Marquette University Law School student who writes the best essay on a current ethical dilemma in amateur or professional sports as selected by the Competition Review Committee. Complete details on the current writing competition can be found here. Recipients of the award are:
- 2019: Brandie Tartza, for her article I can Make you a Champion, but it will Cost you
- 2018: Taylor Brisco, for her article The Unethical Practice of Player Re-Entry in the National Football League and How to Fix It, and Nick Jordan, for his article Tie Game, Bottom of the Ninth, Full-Count: Will MLB Come Through for the Dominican Republic?
2020 Winner Olivia Robinson
Created in 2017, and supported by the generosity of National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors member Anne Wall, this annual award recognizes the graduating third year Sports Law Certificate candidate who has demonstrated the highest level of legal research and writing ability while completing their law degree at Marquette University Law School. Complete details can be found by clicking here. Recipients of this award are:
- 2020: Olivia Robinson.
- 2019: M'Kenzee Galloway, Katie Hampel & Sara Kirtley.
- 2018: Isabelle Faust.
2020 Winner Rae-Anna Sollestre
Created in 2017, and supported by the generosity of the National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors member Janis Doleschal, the "Risk Management in Sports Law Award" recognizes the Marquette University Law School student who writes the best essay focused on an important risk management related issue in the sport industry, as judged by the Competition Review Committee. Complete details on the current writing competition can be found here. Recipients of the award are:
- 2020: Rae-Anna Sollestre for her article Concussion/CTE Liability Before the NFL: Can Youth or High School Coaches Be Liable?
- 2019: Brandie Tartza for her article The SafeSport Act: Designed to Protect Olympic
- 2018: JJ Moore for his article Secrets, Lies, and the USA Gymnastics: USOC's Response
2020 Winner Jack Faulkner
The Joseph E. O'Neill Prize was established by the law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. and the National Sports Law Institute to annually recognize a Marquette University Law School student who has published the best article in the Marquette Sports Law Review (formerly the Marquette Sports Law Journal) during the preceding year as judged by the Review's Advisory Panel. Recipients of the award are:
- 2020: Jack Faulkner for his article Not a Taboo Use of Tattoos: Why Using Unauthorized Replicas of Professional Athlete Tattoos in Video Games Constitutes Fair Use
- 2019: Taylor Brisco for her article Med-Arb and Professional Sports: Could Med-Arb Work as An Effective Dispute Resolution Process in Professional Sports?
- 2018: Sports Law Review Editor-in-Chief (2017-2018) Keegan Girodo for his article Lookalike Logos: Is a High School's Use of a Logo or Insignia Similar to that of a University a Violation Under the Lanham Act, 28 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 463 (2018)
- 2017: Sports Law Review Executive Editor (2016-2017) Jessica Goldstein for her article Mitchell's Story: A Cautionary Tale of Underlying Cardiovascular Disease and the Call for Increased Pre-Participation Sports Physicals at the Intercollegiate Level, 27 Marq. Sports Law Rev. 496.
- 2016: Sports Law Review Articles and Survey Editor (2015-2016) Sean McCarthy for his article Bending the Rules to Change the Rule? Was The National Football League's Domestic Violence Policy Collectively Bargained For?, 26 Marq. Sports Law Rev. 245.
- 2015: Sports Law Review Articles and Survey Editor (2014-2015) Krista Brown for her article The Transgender Student-Athlete: Is There a Fourteenth Amendment Right to Participate on the Gender-Specific Team of Your Choice?, 25 Marq. Sports Law Rev. 311, and Sports Law Review Articles and Research Editor (2014-2015) Kristin Hoffman, for her article Child Labor Unregulated: The Forgotten Elite Child Gymnasts and Figure Skaters, 25 Marq. Sports Law Rev. 565.
- 2014: Sports Law Review Editor-in-Chief (2013-2014) Stephanie Horner for her article DMCA: Professional Sports Leagues' Answer to Protecting Their Broadcasting Rights Against Illegal Streaming, 24 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 435 (2014) and Jeffrey Roeske for his article, Doubling Down on Sports Gambling: Why PASPA Would Fail A Constitutional Challenge, 24 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 463 (2014)
- 2013: Sports Law Review Executive Editor (2012-2013) Phoebe Amberg for her article, Protecting Kids' Melons: Potential Liability and Enforcement Issues with Youth Concussion Laws, 23 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 171 (2012).
- 2012: Ari Sliffman for his article, Unconstitutional Hosting of the Super Bowl: Anti-Ambush Marketing Clean Zones' Violation of the First Amendment?, 22 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 257 (2011).
- 2011: Sports Law Review Editor-in-Chief (2010-2011) Erica Reib for her article, Ante Up or Fold: What Should Be Done About Gambling in College Sports?, 21 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 621 (2011).
- 2010: (co-winners) Sports Law Review Managing Editor (2009-2010) Jessica Baranko, It's My Name and Mine Alone: How Chad Ochocinco Affects the Right of Publicity, 20 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 463 (2010), and James Halt, Where is the Privacy in WADA's Whereabouts Rule?, 20 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 259 (2009).
- 2009: Former Sports Law Review Executive Editor (2008-2009) Andrew Hohenstein, Team Physicians: Adhering to the Hippocratic Oath or Just Plain Hypocrites? 19 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 579 (2009).
- 2008: Sports Law Review Editor-in-Chief (2007-2008) Spencer Larche, Pink-shirting: Should the NCAA Consider a Maternity or Paternity Waiver?, 18 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 393 (2008).
- 2007: Sports Law Review Executive Editor (2006-2007) Brent Showalter, Steroid Testing Policies in Professional Sports: Regulated by Congress of the Responsibility of the Leagues, 17 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 651 (2007).
- 2006: Sports Law Review Editor-in-Chief (2005-2006) Jenni Spies, Winning at All Costs: An Analysis of a University's Potential Liability for Sexual Assaults Committed by Its Student Athletes, 16 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 426 (2006).
- 2005: Former Sports Law Review Lead Articles Editor (2004-2005) Stacey Meyer, Unequal Bargaining Power: Making the National Letter of Intent More Equitable, 15 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 227 (2004).
- 2004: Former Sports Law Review Executive Editor (2003-2004) Brent Moberg, Football Play Scripts: A Potential Pitfall for Federal Copyright Law?, 14 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 525 (2004).
- 2003: Former Sports Law Review Managing Editor (2002-2003) Christopher McKinny, Professional Sports Leagues and the First Amendment: A Closed Marketplace, 13 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 223 (2003).
- 2002: Former Sports Law Review Editor-in-Chief (2001-2002) Ben Menzel, Heading Down the Wrong Road?: Why Deregulating Amateurism May Cause Future Legal Problems for the NCAA, 12 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 857 (2002).
- 2001: Former Sports Law Review Executive Editor (2000-2001) Craig A. Pintens, Managing The 'Team' On The Field, Off The Field, And In Cyberspace: Preventing Cybersquatters From Hijacking Your Franchise's Domain Names, 11 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 299 (2001).
- 2000: Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1999-2000) Eryn Doherty, Winning Isn't Everything. . .Its the Only Thing: A Critique of Teenaged Girls' Participation in Sports, 10 Marq. Sports L.J. 127 (1999).
- 1999: (co-winners) Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1998-99) April R. Anderson, The Punch That Landed: The Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, 9 Marq. Sports L.J. 191 (1998), and Sports Law Journal Executive Editor (1998-99) Amy E. Worden, Gaining Entry: The New O and P Categories for Nonimmigrant Alien Athletes, 9 Marq. Sports L.J. 467 (1999).
- 1998: Sports Law Journal Executive Editor (1997-98) Ante Z. Udovicic, Sports and Gambling a Good Mix? I Wouldn't Bet On It, 8 Marq. Sports L.J 401 (1998).
- 1997: Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1996-97) Andrew Rhim, The Special Relationship Between Student-Athletes and Colleges: An Analysis of a Heightened Duty of Care For the Injuries of Student-Athletes, 7 Marq. Sports L.J. 329 (1996).
- 1996: William S. Miller, Ganden v. NCAA: How the NCAA's Efforts to Clean Up Its Image Have Created an Ethical and Legal Dilemma, 7 Marq. Sports L.J. 484 (1997).
- 1995: Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1994-95) Paul M. Anderson, Racism in Sports: A Question of Ethics, 6 Marq. Sports L.J. 357 (1996).
2015 co-winners Pamela Bass and Darius Love, and NSLI Director, Professor Paul Anderson
The goal of the National Sports Law Student Writing Competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics in sports law. Any law student in good standing who is currently attending an accredited law school within the United States and its territories may enter the competition. The winner of the writing award receives an invitation to attend the National Sports Law Institute's annual conference at no cost, and an offer to publish in an issue of the Marquette Sports Law Review. Complete details, including submission guidelines, can be found online here. Past award winners include
- 2019: Jack Faulkner, Marquette University Law School, class of 2020, for his article Not a Taboo Use of Tattoos: Why Using Unauthorized Replicas of Professional Athlete Tattoos in Video Games Constitutes Fair Use
- 2018: Matt Strauser, a student at William & Mary Law School, for his article Upon Further Review: Reconsidering Clarett and Player Access to the NFL, 29 M. S L. R. 247 (2018)
- 2017: Michael Hattery, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Class of 2018, for his article Major League Baseball Players, Big Data, and the Right to Know: The Duty of Major League Baseball Teams to Disclose Health Modeling Analysis to Their Players. 28 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 257 (2018)
- 2016: Dan Fiorenza, Marquette University Law School, class of 2016, for his article Blacklisted: Safe Sport's Disciplinary Policy Restrains a Coach's Livelihood, 27 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 113.
- 2015: Pamela Bass, UCONN School of Law for her article Second Generation Gender Bias In College Coaching: Can the Law Reach that Far?, 26 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 671 and Darius Love, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2016, for his article, Work, Play, Tweet: Public University Regulation of Employed Student-Athlete Social Media Use, 27 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 825.
- 2014: Lauren Rosenbaum, third year student Marquette University Law School and Managing Editor, Marquette Sports Law Review 2014-2015. Lauren's article Your Coach is Watching: Can a High School Regulate Its Student-Athletes' Use of Social Media? 25 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 329.
- 2013: Joakim Soederbaum, third year student at Texas A&M University School of Law and the first Editor-in-Chief of the Texas A&M Law Review. Joakim's article Leveling the Playing Field—Balancing Student-Athletes' Short- and Long-Term Financial Interests With Educational Institutions' Interests in Avoiding NCAA Sanctions, 24 Mar. Sports L. Rev. 261.
- 2012: Steve Swenson, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Student Life, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2012, for his article Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Duty Placed on Stadium Owners to Protect Against Fan Violence 23 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 135.
- 2011: Jonathan Bateman, Compliance Coordinator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2011, for his article When the Numbers Don't Add Up: Oversigning In College Football , 22 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 7.
- 2010: Brittany Alexenko (formerly van Roo), Associate Attorney, Hupy & Abraham, Milwaukee, Marquette University Law School, Class of 2010, for her article One Trilogy That Should Go Without a Sequel: Why the Baseball Antitrust Exemption Should Be Repealed 2i Marq. Sports L. Rev. 381.
- 2009: Adam Primm, Associate, Employment Law Group, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Class of 2010. Adam's article Salary Arbitration Induced Settlement in Major League Baseball: The New Trend appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of the Sports Lawyers Journal.
Anne Wall Brand Protection Award (ended 2017)
The Anne Wall Brand Protection Award was given from 2009 until 2017, to the J.D. or joint J.D./M.B.A. student at Marquette University who is judged to have written the best article on "sports brand protection." The winners of this award are listed below.
- 2017: Katie Hill, PGIP Enforcement Intern, NCAA.
- 2016: Andrew Rissler, Los Angeles, CA.
- 2015: Candy Reyes, Contracts Specialist, Leerfield, Los Angeles, CA, & Lauren Rosenbaum, Associate, SmithAmundsen, Milwaukee, WI.
- 2014: Christian Bray, Assistant Athletic Director/SWA, Director of Compliance, Yale University, New Haven, CT, and Greg Hwa.
- 2013: Kyle Tompkins, Associate Attorney, Hasselberg Grebe Snodgrass Urban & Wentworth, Peoria, IL
- 2012: Tim Bucher, Corporate Attorney, Uline, Milwaukee, WI.
- 2011: Ari Sliffman, Associate, Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, Philadelphia, PA.
- 2010: Will Rakestraw, Staff Attorney, Wisconsin Public Defenders Office, Milwaukee, WI.
- 2009: Scott Chandler, Associate, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, Chicago, IL .