Emma G. Powlin will be presenting a session as part of a mylawCLE webinar titled, “Name, Image, Likeness Top Issues: What attorneys need to know.” A full description of Emma’s session is below:

General Overview, NCAA Guidance, Permissible Activities and School Restrictions: Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) refers to a student athlete’s right of publicity, or the ability to control and monetize their NIL through commercial endorsements. Until July 1, 2021, the NCAA prohibited student athletes from receiving any compensation for their NIL. Now, after years of work, push back and a few monumental Supreme Court cases, it’s fair game. NIL is not stagnant; it is changing daily. Over the past 18 months, many states across the country have adopted their own NIL laws (including New York), the NCAA has released various NIL “guidance” and there has been talk of a looming federal bill. This is an exciting time for conferences, schools and student athletes and we cannot wait to see what the next year of NIL brings.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • General Overview/Background
  • Overview of NCAA Guidance & State Regulation
  • Permissible Activities, School Restrictions and Endorsements