Campbell Law School is launching its sixth pro bono clinic — the Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic. Shipman & Wright Managing Partner, Gary Shipman who also serves as an adjunct professor, will direct the sports law clinic.
The clinic will be available to 14 third-year law students starting this fall 2021. Adjunct Professor Susan Dunn will assist in supervising the students. The clinic will be located in the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law building in downtown Raleigh. Its primary focus is to provide local student-athletes with the specialized legal services they need to navigate the changing environment. Students may engage in agreements with third parties to profit from using their NIL while observing NCAA rules about improper inducements.
The Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic provides local student-athletes with the specialized legal services they need to navigate the changing environment. They may engage in agreements with third parties to profit from using their NIL while observing NCAA rules about improper inducements.
“I am thrilled to be able to offer this unique and timely opportunity to our law students as well as provide a much-needed service to student-athletes,” Dean of Campbell Law School Rich Leonard said. “Our Sports Law Clinic will provide sound legal advice and analysis to this vulnerable population to assist them in realizing the value of their NIL property while offering student attorneys the chance to develop important legal and practical skills.”
“Shipman & Wright is thrilled to offer critical legal advice and partner with Campbell Law School in this pivotal time, Gary Shipman said. “As of July 1, 2021, there are virtually no restrictions on collegiate athlete’s ability to profit from the commercial use of their NIL while enrolled as students and eligible to play sports. Consequently, whether participating in so-called revenue sports or other sports, young athletes at all levels are being inundated by companies, individuals, marketing agencies, and self-identified agents to “do deals.”
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