Sports Law

Anne Wall Brand Protection Award | Annual Sports Law Achievement Award | Annual Sports Law Alumni Scholarship | Francis D. and Jane Keogh Kelly Scholarship | Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing | Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. Award | Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. Memorial Scholarship | Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award | Martin J. Greenberg Award | Martin J. Greenberg Venue Excellence Award

Anne Wall Brand Protection Award


Anne Wall, 2013 Winner Kyle Tompkins, and Professor Matt Mitten

The Anne Wall Brand Protection Award is given annually 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."

  • 2013: Kyle Tompkins.
  • 2012: Tim Bucher, Staff Attorney, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2011: Ari Sliffman, Manager, Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, Philadephia, PA.
  • 2010: Will Rakestraw, Legal Consultant, Hudson Legal Services, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2009: Scott Chandler, Associate, David T. Cohen & Associaties, Chicago, IL.

Annual Sports Law Alumni Achievement Award


2013 winners Jeff Roeske, Christien Numan, Stephanie Horner, and Professor Paul Anderson

The Annual Sports Law Alumni Achievement Award was created in the spring of 2004. Marquette University Law School students apply for the award during the second semester of their second year. Candidates are evaluated using the following factors, (1) performance in sports law courses taken at Marquette, (2) membership and performance on the Marquette Sports Law Review, (3) service to the Sports Law Society, and (4) attendance at, and service to, NSLI and Sports Law Program events and activities. The Sports Law Alumni Association selects the annual award winner and introduces the winner at the NSLI's Annual Awards Banquet.

  • 2013: Stephanie Horner, Christien Numan, and Jeff Roeske.
  • 2012: Courtney Hall, Associate, Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC, Louisville, KY.
  • 2011: Sarah Padove, Legal Coordinator, Major League Baseball Properties, New York, NY and Peter Prigge, Compliance Assistant, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  • 2010: Ashley Fale, Associate, Crivello Carlson SC, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2009: Jessica Baranko, Associate, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, Englewood, CO.
  • 2008: Tiffany Jones, Legislative Counsel/Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Washington, DC.
  • 2007: Aaron Glass, Contract Administrator, Donlen Corporation, Chicago, IL.
  • 2006: Lindsay Potrafke, Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2005: Katie Featherston, Senior Accommodations Consultant, ACT, Inc, Iowa City, IA.

Annual Sports Law Alumni Scholarships


2013 recipients, Daniel Clark, Jeff Roeske, Stephanie Horner Jeremy Abrams, Christien Numan and Sarah Sharrar

Created in the spring of 2001, the Annual Sports Law Alumni Scholarships are an expression of alumni support for the NSLI, Marquette's Sports Law Program, and particularly the Marquette Sports Law Review. Scholarship funds are allocated annually to the editors of the Sports Law Review. Recipients of this scholarship include:

  • 2013-2014: Jeremy Abrams, Daniel Clark, Stephanie Horner, Christien Numan, Jeff Roeske and Sarah Shararr
  • 2012-2013: Phoebe Amberg, Courtney Hall, Brandon Leibsohn, Kayleigh Mayer, Eric McGregor, and Kyle Tompkins.
  • 2011-2012: Tim Bucher, Jeremy Heacox, Ben Leibovitz, Sarah Padove, and Joe Trevino.
  • 2010-2011: Alejandro Bautista, Ashley Fale, Laurie Frey, Erica Reib, Michael Shull.
  • 2009-2010: Jessica Baranko, Lindsay Caldwell, Kristen Knauf, Alex Porteshawver.
  • 2008-2009: Brian Hartley, Andrew Hohenstein, Tiffany Jones, Kaitlyn Wild.
  • 2007-2008: Rebecca Jarratt, Aaron Glass, Ron Cadwalader, Jeremy Geisel, Justin Pollnow, Spencer Larche.
  • 2006-2007: Lindsay Potrafke, Megan Ryther, Brent Showalter, James Swiatko, Jr.
  • 2005-2006: Katie Featherston, Jason Kuiper, Susie Menge, Darren Merten, Jenni Spies.
  • 2004-2005: Michael Baird, Jenna Merten, Stacey Meyer, Melissa Vittone.
  • 2003-2004: Hank Abromson, Brent Moberg, Thomas D. Stuck, Erika Tripp.
  • 2002-2003: Christopher McKinny, Kristin Muenzen, Nyea Sturmann, Michelle Pierce.
  • 2001-2002: Robert Kiefaber, Ben Menzel, Erika Olander.

Francis D. and Jane Keogh Kelly Scholarship


2013 winner Courtney Hall

The Francis D. and Jane Keogh Kelly Scholarship was established in 1997 to recognize a Marquette University Law School student for excellence in the study of sports law and service to the Sports Law Program at Marquette. Since that time the National Sports Law Institute has awarded this scholarship to the Editor-in-Chief of the Marquette Sports Law Review in support of his or her extraordinary service to Marquette's Sports Law Program. Recipients of this scholarship include:

  • 2012-2013: Courtney Hall, Associate, Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC, Louisville, KY.
  • 2011-2012: Joe Trevino, SmithAmundsen, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2010-2011: Erica Reib, Heins Law Office LLC, Mequon, WI.
  • 2009-2010: Alex Porteshawver, Climate Action Plan Coordinator, City of Benicia, CA.
  • 2008-2009: Tiffany Jones, Legislative Counsel/Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Washington, DC .
  • 2007-2008: Spencer Larche, Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris, LL, Mobile, AL.
  • 2006-2007: Lindsay Potrafke, Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2005-2006:Jenni Spies, Assistant District Attorney, Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2004-2005: Michael Baird, Stupar & Schuster SC, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2003-2004: Thomas D. Stuck, Naval Legal Service Office Southwest, San Diego, CA.
  • 2002-2003: Kristin Muenzen, Law Clerk, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC.
  • 2001-02: Ben Menzel, The Schroeder Group, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2000-01: Kristi Schoepfer, Associate Professor, Sport Management, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.
  • 1999-00: Eryn M. Doherty, Assistant General Counsel/Executive Director, Labor Relations, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1998-99: April Haverty, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI.
  • 1997-98: Troy Cross, Assistant District Attorney, Columbia County, Wisconsin.

Joseph E. O'Neill Prize for Student Writing


Professor Matt Mitten, 2013 Winner Phoebe Amberg, and Chuck Henderson

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:

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: Former 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) Former 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: Former 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: Former 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:Former 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 (L'04), 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 (L'03), 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 (L'02), 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 (L'01), 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: Former Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1999-2000) Eryn Doherty (L'00), 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) Former Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1998-99) April R. Anderson (L'99), The Punch That Landed: The Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, 9 Marq. Sports L.J. 191 (1998), and former Sports Law Journal Executive Editor (1998-99) Amy E. Worden (L'99), Gaining Entry: The New O and P Categories for Nonimmigrant Alien Athletes, 9 Marq. Sports L.J. 467 (1999).

1998: Former Sports Law Journal Executive Editor (1997-98) Ante Z. Udovicic (L'98), Sports and Gambling a Good Mix? I Wouldn't Bet On It, 8 Marq. Sports L.J 401 (1998).

1997: Former Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1996-97) Andrew Rhim (L'97), 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 (L'96), 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: Former Sports Law Journal Editor-in-Chief (1994-95) Paul M. Anderson (L'95), Racism in Sports: A Question of Ethics, 6 Marq. Sports L.J. 357 (1996).

Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. Award


2013 Winner Courtney Hall

The Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. Award was created in recognition of Joseph E. Tierney, Jr., a longstanding member of the NSLI's Board of Advisors and loyal supporter of the NSLI. The Award is given annually by the National Sports Law Institute and Tierney family, to the Marquette University Law School student who graduates with the highest grade point average in sports law classes taken in partial fulfillment of the requirements for earning a Sports Law Certificate. Recipients of this award include:

2013: Courtney Hall, Associate, Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC, Louisville, KY

2012: Jeremy Heacox, Law Clerk, United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (L’12).

2011: Erica Reib, Heins Law Office, Mequon, WI.

2010: James Halt.

2009: Tiffany Jones, Legislative Counsel/Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., Washington, DC.

2008: Ron Cadwalader, Associate Attorney, Cassidy & Mueller, Peoria, IL & Brandon Robison, Associate Attorney, Jacobson & Ratzel, Brookfield, WI.

2007: Megan Ryther, Assistant Director of Academic and Member Affairs, NCAA, Indianapolis, IN.

2006: Katie Featherston, ACT, Inc. Iowa City, IA.

2005: Stacey Meyer, Attorney, Brookdale Senior Living, Milwaukee, WI.

2004: Aaron Bitter and Christopher Eippert, Kohler & Hart LLP, Milwaukee, WI.

2003: Michelle Pierce, Legal Department, Assurant Health, Milwaukee, WIn.

2002: Michael Sneathern, Associate Counsel, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee, WI.

2001: Basil M. Loeb, Gatzke & Ruppelt, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2000: Eryn M. Doherty, Assistant General Counsel/Executive Director, Labor Relations, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA .

Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. Memorial Scholarships


2012-2013 recipients with the Tierney family, Kyle Tompkins, Phoebe Amberg, Eric McGregor, Kay Tierney, Joe Tierney, Jr., Brandon Leibsohn, Courtney Hall, and Kayleigh Mayer

The Joseph E. Tierney, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002. The scholarship is supported by a pledge from Mrs. Bernice Y. Tierney, the widow of Joseph E. Tierney and is directed to support scholarships for the editors of the Marquette Sports Law Review.

  • 2013-2014: Jeremy Abrams, Daniel Clark, Stephanie Horner, Christien Numan, Jeff Roeske and Sarah Shararr
  • 2012-2013: Phoebe Amberg, Courtney Hall, Brandon Leibsohn, Kayleigh Mayer, Eric McGregor, and Kyle Tompkins.
  • 2011-2012: Tim Bucher, Jeremy Heacox, Ben Leibovitz, Sarah Padove, and Joe Trevino.
  • 2010-2011: Alejandro Bautista, Ashley Fale, Laurie Frey, Erica Reib, Michael Shull.
  • 2009-2010: Jessica Baranko, Lindsay Caldwell, Kristen Knauf, Alex Porteshawver.
  • 2008-2009: Brian Hartley, Andrew Hohenstein, Tiffany Jones, Kaitlyn Wild.
  • 2007-2008: Rebecca Jarratt, Aaron Glass, Ron Cadwalader, Jeremy Geisel, Justin Pollnow, Spencer Larche.
  • 2007: Lindsay Potrafke, Megan Ryther, Brent Showalter, James Swiatko, Jr.
  • 2006: Katie Featherston, Jason Kuiper, Susie Menge, Darren Merten, Jenni Spies.
  • 2005: Michael Baird, Jenna Merten, Stacey Meyer, Melissa Vittone.
  • 2004: Hank Abromson, Brent Moberg, Thomas Stuck and Erika Tripp.
  • 2003: Christopher McKinney, Kristin Muenzen, Michelle Pierce and Nyea Sturman.

Marquette Sports Law Review Comment Competition Award


2013 winner Matt Ludden, Professor Matt Mitten, and Courtney Hall, 2012-2013 Editor-in-Chief

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

2013: Matt Ludden, Associate, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee, WI, 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.

Martin J. Greenberg Award


Courtney Hall, Professor Matt Mitten, Brandon Leibsohn, and Professor Martin Greenberg

The Martin J. Greenberg Award for excellence in the study of sports law was established by the National Sports Law Institute in the fall of 1997 in honor of former NSLI Director Martin J. Greenberg. With former Dean Frank DeGuire and others, attorney Greenberg established the National Sports Law Institute in 1989. He served as either Associate Director or Director of the Institute until April of 1997. Under his direction, the Institute achieved a position of national prominence in the field of sports law. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Marquette for more than two decades and continues to teach "Sports Industry Contracts and Negotiations." The Award is given annually at graduation to the third year law student who has both excelled in the study of sports law and service to the Sports Law Program. Recipients of this award include:

  • 2013: Courtney Hall, Associate, Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC, Louisville, KY and Brandon Leibsohn, Associate, Fromm, Smith and Gadow, PC, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2012: Elise Harris, Milwaukee, WI, Sarah Padove, Legal Coordinator, Major League Baseball Properties, New York, NY and Peter Prigge, Compliance Assistant, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  • 2011: Jonathan Bateman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, and Erica Reib, Heins Law Office, Mequon, WI
  • 2010: Lindsay Caldwell, AonHewitt, Lincolnshire, IL.
  • 2009: Lauren McCoy, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Kenosha, WI, and Andy Shiffman, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • 2008: Aaron Glass, Redondo Beach, CA and Rebecca Jarratt, Fann & Petruccelli PA, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • 2007: Judy Massuda, Sears, Chicago, IL and Lindsay Potrafke, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., Dayton, OH.
  • 2006: Katie Featherston, idelity National Financial, Omaha, NEI.
  • 2005: Stacey Meyer, Attorney, Brookdale Senior Living, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2004: Brent Moberg, Director of Compliance, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, and Genni Birren.
  • 2003: Nyea Sturman, Partnership Services Coordinator, Orlando Magic, Orlando, FL.
  • 2002: Ben Menzel, Attorney, Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2001: Craig A. Pintens, Assistant Athletic Director/Marketing, LSU Athletics, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 2000: Schuyler Baehman, Senior Manager of Communications & Player Relations, National Hockey League, New York, NY
  • 1999: April R. Anderson, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI.
  • 1998: David P. Steffen, Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLC, Tampa, FL.

Martin J. Greenberg Venue Excellence Award


2013 Winner Steven Gruber, Professor Martin Greenberg, Brandon Leibsohn, and Professor Matt Mitten

The Martin J. Greenberg Venue Excellence Award was created through the generosity of the Greenberg family trust. It is given annually to a student in the "Sports Venues; From Election Day to Game Day" Seminar taught by Professor Martin J. Greenberg for their performance in the class and their contribution to the Sports Law Program at Marquette University Law School. Recipients of this award include:

  • 2013: Steven Gruber, Gruber Law Offices, Milwaukee, WI and Brandon Leibsohn, Associate, Fromm, Smith and Gadow, PC, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2012: Carolina Dutriz, Clerk, Law Offices of Jonathan J. Alfonso, PA, Miami, FL, Courtney Hall, Associate, Stoll Kennon Ogden PLLC, Louisville, KY and Peter Prigge, Compliance Assistant, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  • 2011: Rachel Lindsay, Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P., Richardson, TX.
  • 2010: Kristen Knauf, Kennedy Clark & Williams PC, Dallas, TX, and Nick Walls.
  • 2009: Tiffany Jones, Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C., Milwaukee, WI.
  • 2008: Aaron Glass, Redondo Beach, CA.
  • 2007: Jay Smith, Neuberger, Wakeman, Lorenze, Griggs, Sweet & Fischer, Lake Mills, WI.
  • 2006: Greg Babcock, Sommer, Olk, Schroeder & Payant LLP, Antigo, WI & Judy Massuda.
  • 2005: Michael Baird, Stupar, Schuster & Cooper SC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • 2004: Adam Bardosy, Joseph Behlman, Genni Birren, Chris Buckler, Mark Dodds, Sharon Horozaniecki, Robert Koch, Robert McEwan, Michael Monroe, Adam Tuttle, Josh Uller, and Melissa Vittone.
  • 2003: Christopher McKinny, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
  • 2002: Jeff Tanner, SONY/BMG, Nashville, TN.