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Navigating the Intersection of NIL and Title IX

Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics

  • April 03, 2023

Alonzo Llorens and Shayla Wright co-authored an article in Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics about navigating the interplay between Title IX and name, image, and likeness (NIL) rules.

“Passed 50 years ago, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act requires that schools receiving federal funding provide equal opportunities for members of both sexes,” they wrote. “Of the three basic areas of Title IX compliance, NIL intersects with Title IX in athletic benefits and opportunities.”

“As colleges and universities dive deeper into the world of NIL, they must take the necessary precautions to avoid Title IX violations,” they continued. “Across the board, it is really important for institutions to be clear and consistent in their messaging and communications.”

“Having equal policies and procedures is a critical first step, but it is not the only step,” they wrote. “Institutions and their staff should also equally implement and enforce their policies and procedures.”

You can read the full article here: Navigating the Intersection of NIL and Title IX

Legal Issues in College Athletics (LICA) is a newsletter that monitors case law and legal developments at the intersection of sports and the higher education industry. It reaches an audience of athletic directors and general counsel.