Name, Image, and Likeness in Collegiate Sports

Beginning July 1, 2021, NCAA student-athletes across the country obtained the ability, through state laws or institutional policies, to commercialize their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).  The opportunity of NIL compensation has changed the landscape of college athletics. The following summarizes the rules relevant to this new landscape.

Name, Image, and Likeness: International Student-Athletes

Not every student-athlete celebrated the new NIL landscape; not everyone will or can benefit from it. One of the biggest equity problems ushered by these changes is that more than 20,000 international NCAA athletes were left out of the burgeoning NIL industry.

Federal Court Decision on Student Free Speech Rights in the Classroom

A federal trial court in Kentucky recently issued a decision addressing a student’s free speech challenge to a professor’s authority to control classroom discussion.

Legislative Changes to the Oregon Public Records Law to Take Effect January 1, 2018

December 15, 2017

Various legislative changes to the Oregon Public Records Law, which take effect January 1, 2018, will significantly impact University operations. 

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Race-Conscious Programs in Higher Education

On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court released its long-anticipated decision in Fisher v. University of Texas (Fisher II). In a 4-3 decision, the Court reaffirmed the principles it has embraced for some decades now, finding that “narrowly tailored” programs that take race into account in university admissions do not violate the U.S. Constitution where they serve the compelling purpose of promoting diversity in higher education.