Sports Law Student Writing Competitions, Scholarships and Awards

Anne Wall "Ethics in Sports Law" Award | Anne Wall "Top Scholar in Sports Law" Award | Collegiate Issues in Sports Writing Competition and AwardCompetition and Award" | Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing |  Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award | National Sports Law Student Writing Competition | Janis Doleschal "Risk Management in Sport Writing | Anne Wall Brand Protection Award (ended 2017)

 

Anne Wall "Ethics in Sports Law" Writing Competition and Award

2021 winner Laurel Montag with 2022 winner Peyton Phillips<br />
2021 winner Laurel Montag with 2022 winner Peyton Phillips

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:

  • 2022: Peyton Phillips for his article Deliberately Indifferent: An Analysis of Sexual Harassment in University Sponsored Esports Activities Under Title IX
  • 2021: Laurel Montag for her article It’s (Not) All Par for the Course: Just Because the PGA’s Nonprofit Status is Legal, Does Not Mean it is Ethical
  • 2020: Kayla Gribble, for her article Whose Liability is it Anyway? An Analysis of Who Should be Liable of Sexual Harassment Committed by Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Trainers & Xander Landy, for his article XFL: X-ploiting Fans’ Lives
  • 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?

Anne Wall "Top Scholar in Sports Law" Award

2021 co-winner Olivia McQuade with 2022 winners Quinn Stigers and Josh Hernandez<br />
2021 co-winner Olivia McQuade with 2022 winners Quinn Stigers and Josh Hernandez

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:

  • 2022: Joshua Hernandez & Quinn Stigers
  • 2021: Lindsay Dodovich & Olivia McQuaade
  • 2020: Olivia Robinson.
  • 2019: M'Kenzee Galloway, Katie Hampel & Sara Kirtley.
  • 2018: Isabelle Faust.

Collegiate Issues in Sports Writing Competition and Award

2021 Winner Kevin Landgraf with 2022 winner Peyton Phillips<br />
2021 Winner Kevin Landgraf with 2022 winner Peyton Phillips

Created in 2020, and supported by the generosity of Sports Law Program alum and National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors member Christian Bray, this annual award recognizes the student who wrote the best essay "focused on an important collegiate athletics related issue in the sports industry."  Complete details of the competition can be found here

  • 2022: Peyton Phillips for his article Deliberately Indifferent: An Analysis of Sexual Harassment in University Sponsored Esports Activities Under Title IX
  • 2021: Kevin Landgraf for his article Even the (Grass) Playing Field: Marijuana’s Role in Collegiate Athletics

Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing

2022 Winner Quinn Stigers with Professor Elana Olson<br />
2022 Winner Quinn Stigers with Professor Elana Olson

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:

Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award

2021-2022 Sports Law Review Executive Editor Sara Thurber with 2022 Winner Peyton Phillips<br />
2021-2022 Sports Law Review Executive Editor Sara Thurber with 2022 Winner Peyton Phillips

Created by the Marquette Sports Law Review's 2012-2013 Editorial Board, the Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award is given annually to the member of the Sports Law Review who wrote the best overall student comment during the current academic year as judged by the Sports Law Review's Editorial Board

National Sports Law Student Writing Competition

Prof. Matt Mitten with 2021 winner Olivia McQuade<br />
Prof. Matt Mitten with 2021 winner Olivia McQuade

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

Janis Doleschal "Risk Management in Sport Writing Competition and Award"

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:

  • 2021: Brandon Carlson, for his article “High School Coaches’ Liability and the Need for a Uniform Standard of Care.” 
  • 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 Athletes Medals
  • 2018: JJ Moore for his article Secrets, Lies, and the USA Gymnastics: USOC's Response

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
  • 2016: Andrew Rissler
  • 2015: Candy Reyes & Lauren Rosenbaum
  • 2014: Christian Bray  Greg Hwa
  • 2013: Kyle Tompkins
  • 2012: Tim Bucher
  • 2011: Ari Sliffman
  • 2010: Will Rakestraw
  • 2009: Scott Chandler