Law Students

Vermont Law Hosts ‘Hazing in Sports’ Panel
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Vermont Law

Summary: Vermont Law School’s Sports Law Institute will be holding a panel focused on the repercussions of hazing in sports.

Vermont Law School is preparing to take on hazing in the athletic world during a panel at the end of the month. The Sports Law Institute at the law school is presenting “Hazing in Sports: Legal, Psychological and Public Policy Implications” on March 29, according to a school press release. The event is free and open to the public and press. The panel discussion will also be streamed live on the law school’s website.

  
What
Where


Hazing has grown to be a bigger issue as more incidents involving athlete-on-athlete abuse make national headlines. Research from 2015 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, as reported by Reuters, states, “At the college level, 80 percent of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes say they have experienced some form of hazing throughout their college athletic career while 42 percent reported a history of also being hazed in high school.”

Sports law covers a range of topics, including labor, antitrust, contracts, intellectual property/licensing, business law, commercial law, property, immigration law, criminal law, and torts. With such a variety of topics to know, studying sports law allows for a broad knowledge of most areas of the law. According to the school website, “The Sports Law Institute (SLI) at Vermont Law School serves as an educational, research, and professional vehicle for exploring connections between law and sports. The SLI engages in original research, promotes experiential learning and employment opportunities for VLS students and alumni, and connects the VLS community with academic and professional sports law activities.”

Professor Brian Porto, director of the Sports Law Institute, will moderate the VLS panel as they examine the public policy and legal implications of hazing, not to mention the psychological effects hazing causes. Guest panelists include Heather Thomas Lynn, a partner at Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky; Rick Farnum, athletic leadership educator and former University of Vermont athletic director’ and Dave Landers, professor of psychology and gender studies at St. Michael’s College.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Porto said, “We look forward to welcoming our esteemed guests to Vermont Law School for what promises to be an informative, wide-ranging discussion on the issue of hazing in athletics. The discussion will explore what hazing is, why it persists on athletic teams, its effects on individuals and institutions, and what can be done to prevent it.”

Is this a topic that you would find interesting, even if outside of the law? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.



To learn more about Vermont Law School, read these articles:

Photo: commons.wikimedia.org



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Civil Litigation Case Manager

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Tenants Law Firm seeks to add a Case Manager to its Litigation team, which works on various housing ...

Apply now

Civil Litigation Paralegal

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Position Description: Tenants Law Firm seeks a paralegal to work with its Litigation team, which ...

Apply now

100% Remote Civil Litigation Attorney (Flexible Schedules)

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Tenants Law Firm is looking to hire experienced Civil Litigation ATTORNEYS to work 100% re...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-TX-Dallas

Galloway\'s Dallas Office is seeking a Paralegal. Tasks include but not limited to conducting p...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Venture Capital Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate business attorney with...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks transactional real estate attorn...

Apply Now

Experienced Health Care Attorney

USA-ME-Portland

Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm is seeking health care attorney with 5-...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top