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The NIL Glass Ceiling

Apr 7, 2023

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Boyd Law Building, 235

130 Byington Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

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NIL produced nearly $1 billion in earnings for intercollegiate athletes in its inaugural year. Analysts argue that the shockingly high totals are the result of disproportionate institutional support for revenue-generating sports. Although NIL earnings can exceed six-figures for some athletes, first-year data reveals that significant gender disparities exist.

Tan Boston is an assistant professor of law at Northern Kentucky University, where she teaches property and sports law. Her career includes stints in the NCAA’s governance and general counsel departments. Having written multiple law review articles on NIL and gender equity, her scholarship appears in or is forthcoming in the Louisiana Law Review, Richmond Law Review and the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. She will discuss NIL’s impact on female athletes and the Title IX implications of creative NIL financing.

Please register at the website for in-person or virtual attendance. In person attendance includes lunch if signed up by March 7.

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