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Baylor Law's First Sports Law Team Competes

Oct. 9, 2012

Baylor Law's First Sports Law Team Competes

In a first, Baylor Law School fielded a sports law team in a national competition.

The team, made up of Hailey Fox, Robert Green, Glory Rosario and Greg Siemankowski, along with coach Professor David Swenson, joined a field of 40 other competitors at the Second Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition.

Although the team did not win, Swenson was pleased with the students' performance, especially since this was the first time the school has competed in a sports law competition.

"Baylor Law School has always been very supportive of our student interest in interscholastic competitions," he said. "We decided to add the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition this year because we wanted to increase the opportunities available to those with an interest in business transactional work. Hopefully, student enthusiasm for this new competition will remain high and we will continue to participate in future years."

The competition took place Sept. 28-30 at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. The competition focuses on current issues in the sports world and requires students, coaches and judges to negotiate and make decisions on these issues in an academic setting. The fact patterns allow students to focus on more than one area of sports law, including: contract negotiation, trading of players, salary demands, endorsement contracts, athlete and sports professionals' family and personal issues, and intellectual property, among others.

Baylor competed against teams from Harvard, Marquette, Fordham, UCLA and SMU among others. Oklahoma City University School of Law took home first place.

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