Volume 10, Spring 2013, Issue 2

The Second Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Society Symposium

Christopher Gulla: All right guys, can I have everybody’s attention? I’m Chris Gulla, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. First, I would just like to welcome everybody here to the Rutgers Camden Sports Entertainment Law Society’s Second Annual Sports Law Symposium. SELS has been planning this event for about four months now, so it’s very exciting for all of us to finally see this coming to fruition. For those of you who don’t know and did not get a chance to pick up a brochure out in the hallway, the symposium is going to be broken up in to two separate sessions; the first session, which we’re set up for now, is on the resolution and consequences of the NBA lockout. The session will last for about an hour. There will be a panel discussion from 5:30 until 6:15, and then right after that we’ll accept audience questions directed at either our entire panel or to an individual panelists, from 6:15 until 6:30. Once this session is concluded, we’ll break for 15 minutes, give everybody a chance to mingle, maybe enjoy some food and drink in the back, and then we’ll reconvene about 6:45 and we’ll get started on our second session, which will be on the legal issues behind New Jersey sports gambling law. 

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Police Blockade: How The Revitalization Of The Tenth Amendment Could Pave The Way To Legalized Sports Betting In New Jersey

Steven L. Shur

On January 12, 2012, New Jersey passed N.J. Stat. Ann. § 5:12A-1 (Sports Gambling Law), a law, which legalizes sports wagering in the state. The passage of the law has sparked controversy across both the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the major professional sports organizations. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball have filed a complaint in federal court arguing that New Jersey’s law violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA or Act) which makes it unlawful for a government entity to sponsor or authorize wagering on professional or amateur athletic competitions. 

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