Football, Football, FOOTBALL! (Oh Yeah, and the Law): Kickoff Football Season with These Football + Law Articles

Posted on 08-28-2017 by
Tags: football , legal writing , NFL , college football , Free Speech

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Football has a lot to say about the law ... practically and constitutionally. 

Football season is here, and believe it or not, that's a good reason to talk about the law. For those football-loving lawyers who want to talk Top 25 rankings and Super Bowl predictions, head over to ESPN. But if you want to talk legal writing, legal issues and constitutional law (among other things), you've come to the right place. 

To get you started, here's a list of articles and insights discussing football and the law. 

What NFL “rules guru” Bill Belichick can teach you about legal writing

Writing, E. B. White said, is an “act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” The same might be said for football, that playing is an act of faith, not a trick of the rules.

NFL & Marijuana: Could Legal Pot Destroy Fair Play?

Marijuana in the NFL: How a rule change could create an unfair advantage

 The Kaepernick-Sit: Can “Un-American” Be Valuable?

Colin Kaepernick has the unquestionable right to kneel in protest during the national anthem. It’s a right that’s spreading to a growing number of like-minded protesters.

Top 6 Football Rankings Are In… For Intellectual Property Cases?

Are you ready for some … intellectual property? Here are the top six gridiron IP suits of the past few years, ranked.

“We are the Bears Shufflin' Crew ….”: 1985’s “Super Bowl Shuffle” = Wisdom for today’s law firm website

Your one-and-done website … the one on the back burner for the last 10 years … is likely a bad website. As others renovate and update their websites, your bad website bleeds you dry of opportunity.

Slavery = college football, student-athlete says. Why I’m applauding him (and his dissenter)

As a student-athlete, he exercised his freedom of speech, and he did so where the collegiate powers are now building roadblocks - in social media. Lately, college coaches have been clobbering the 1st Amendment with their social media bans.

Law students: A winning lesson from Alabama’s uber-coach Nick Saban

“Defense wins championships!” It’s an old football adage, but one that can’t be proven.

College football’s next great social media scandal: Compelled speech?

Today’s college coaches are clobbering the 1st Amendment. Social media is being banned; student-athletes are being muzzled. 

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