About the Journal

The DePaul Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems seeks to investigate the intersection between law and sports with a focus on today's most important sports law issues. Our mission is to educate our readers about the various legal issues surrounding the sports industry and to discuss the contemporary problems that result. The Journal strives to seek out and publish high quality materials and to attain a respected position amongst the established literature of DePaul academia.

In addition to our publications, the Journal hosts an annual symposium each spring for sports professionals and enthusiasts. Our panelists discuss their experiences and explore various sports law issues. Previous symposium guests have included an owner of the Chicago Cubs, an Executive Vice President for the Detroit Lions, an in-house counsel for the Chicago White Sox, and sports agents from the National Basketball Association and National Football League. The symposium also serves as a great networking forum for those interested in becoming part of the industry.

The DePaul Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems is one of the leading journals in the Midwest and in the U.S.  The Journal has many subscribers consisting of legal practitioners, judges, professors, students, and more.  Scholarship published in the Journal is frequently cited.

We have established a strong foothold in the field of Sports Law along with schools/entities like the Marquette Sports Law Review, the Tulane Sports Lawyers Journal, and even more recently, the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law.

On behalf of the Editorial Board, writing staff and faculty, welcome to the DePaul Journal of Sports Law and Contemporary Problems.

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  • Our 2012 Symposium was March 2, 2012.  Please visit our 2012 Symposium page for details.  CLE credit was available.