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In a groundbreaking decision on February 5, the Regional Director for Region 01 of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the men’s basketball student-athletes for Dartmouth College are to be considered employees under the purview of the National Labor Relations Act. This pivotal ruling opens the door for student-athletes to potentially unionize, marking a significant shift in the landscape of intercollegiate athletics.

Join us for a thought-provoking webinar where we delve into the intricacies of this landmark decision and explore its potential ramifications on the collegiate sports ecosystem. Our panel of experts, including Constangy attorneys Chris Deubert and Dean Kpere-Daibo, Director of Athletics at Saint Joseph’s University, Jill Bodensteiner, and Director of Athletics at Liberty University, Ian McCaw, will dissect the ruling, its implications for student-athletes, universities, and the broader collegiate athletics community.

This webinar will examine:

  1. The legal basis behind the Dartmouth College student-athlete labor decision;
  2. The potential ripple effects on other collegiate sports programs and institutions;
  3. The prospect of student-athletes being considered employees under other laws;
  4. Implications of unionization for student-athletes and universities; and
  5. Strategies for universities to navigate potential legal challenges and adapting to changing labor dynamics in collegiate athletics.

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