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 Award | Janis Doleschal "Risk Management in Sport Writing Competition and Award" | Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing | Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award | National Sports Law Student Writing Competition | Anne Wall Brand Protection Award (ended 2017)
2021 winner Laurel Montag
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:
- 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 and 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?
2021 co-winner Lindsay Dodovich & Olivia McQuade
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:
- 2021: Lindsay Dodovich & Olivia McQuaade
- 2020: Olivia Robinson.
- 2019: M'Kenzee Galloway, Katie Hampel & Sara Kirtley.
- 2018: Isabelle Faust.
2021 Winner Kevin Landgraf
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.
- 2021: Kevin Landgraf, for his article “Even the (Grass) Playing Field: Marijuana’s Role in Collegiate Athletics.”
2021 Winner Brandon Carlson
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
- 2018: JJ Moore for his article Secrets, Lies, and the USA Gymnastics: USOC's Response
2021 Winner Alex Zdunek
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:
- 2021: Alex Zdunek for her article Who Knows the Difference Between Competitive Cheerleading, Sideline Cheerleading, Acrobatics and Tumbling? Why this Distinction is so Important for Title IX, 31 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 175 (2021).
- 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, 30 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 371 (2020).
- 2019: Taylor Brisco for her article Med-Arb and Professional Sports: Could Med-Arb Work as An Effective Dispute Resolution Process in Professional Sports?, 29 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 505 (2019)
- 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).
Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award
2021 Winner Laurel Montag
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
2021:Laurel Montag, for her article “It’s (Not) All Par for the Course: An In-depth Analysis of the PGA’s Controversial Nonprofit Status," which will be published in Volume 32 of the Marquette Sports Law Review.
2020: Patrick Hankins, for his comment Here Comes a New Challenger! Esports and California AB 5.
2019: Austin Malinowski, for his comment The Adidas College Basketball Scandal and Its Aftermath, 30 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 243
2018: Geoff Estes, for his comment New Bargaining Order: How and Why Professional Wrestlers in the WWE Should Unionize Under the National Labor Relations Act
2017: Jonathan Walsh, for his comment Who Will Prevail, The United States Womens National Soccer Team Or The United States Soccer Federation?
2016:Jill Halverson for her comment Do Not Pass Go and Do Not Collect $200: How Nike's Monopoly on USATF Lowers the Price of Individual Sponsorship Deals and Violates Antitrust Laws in the Process, 27 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 171.
2015: Samuel Gurney, for his article Without Thanks to Richie Incognito: Should Employers Owe a Duty to Employees to Protect Against Psychological Harm from Status-Blind Bullying in the Workplace?, 26 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 37.
2014: Antwayne Robertson, II, for his article Internet Piracy of Sports Broadcasts: Finding the Solution in the United Kingdom and United States, 25 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 469.
2013: Matt Ludden, for his comment The Times They Are a Changin': Reforming the NCAA's Amateurism Bylaws to Achieve Consistency Among Collegiate, Olympic, and Professional Student-Athletes.
2020 co-winners Breanna Moe & Mike Viverito
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
- 2020:Breanna Moe, for her article Immigration Law And Potential Recourse for World Cup 2026 Players, and Mike Viverito,for his article Three Strikes and You’re Outta Here! Minor League Baseball Cities’ Potential to Bring an Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practice Claim in the Face of MLB Contraction
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
- 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