Call For Papers | 2020 Sport Lawyers Association (SLA) Conference | Miami, Florida, May 13–16, 2020. Call ends January 31, 2020


We are excited to announce the second annual academic paper section of the 2020 Sport Lawyers Association (SLA) Conference that is to be held on May 13, 2020. Presenters will then attend the remainder of the SLA conference that will take place May 14-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida. SLA is a non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. There are over 1,000 current members: practicing lawyers, law educators, law students, and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports. For more on the history of SLA, please visit For information on the benefits of SLA membership, please visit

The purpose of the academic section of SLA is to bring industry and the academy together and to introduce SLA membership to the timely research conducted on sport law topics. The academic section of the conference will take place on May 13, 2020. The deadline to submit is 11:59pm Eastern on January 31, 2020. Papers will be peer-reviewed based on their relevance and contribution to the field of sport law. Only completed papers will be considered. All submissions should be in PDF format and sent to Thomas Baker and Ryan Rodenberg at the email addresses below.

Only papers that have not have been published (in an academic journal or law review) as of January 1, 2020 are eligible for consideration. Papers that have been accepted for publication are eligible for inclusion so long as they have not been published by January 1, 2020. The review committee will make its selections on or before February 28, 2020.

All presenters whose papers have been selected for inclusion will be named in the agenda and must register (and pay the appropriate registration fee) for the 2020 SLA Conference. All accepted papers will be posted on the SLA website prior to the conference. The review process will be highly selective, so please understand if your submission is not accepted for this SLA academic session.

We hope to see you all in Miami for SLA 2020!

Thomas Baker ( and Ryan Rodenberg (
SLA Academic Section Co-Chairs

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