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Hackney Publications

Access in-depth legal analysis of every aspect of the sports law industry from Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals.







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About Hackney Publications

Hackney Publications is the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals. Holt Hackney, founder of Hackney Publications, has spent more than 30 years as a journalist covering sports, business, and law. The company first developed a loyal following from the legal world and higher education with the publication of their first journal, Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, published in 1999. Their mission is to maintain a narrow editorial focus on issues that matter to its subscribers.

HeinOnline has partnered with Hackney Publications to bring an in-depth exploration of the legal side of sports to users and deliver mission-critical information to professionals who have chosen the sports industry as their field. These journals provide analyses to help these professionals make the best business decisions. All Hackney Publications titles are included in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library with an embargo, but current content may be purchased by subscribing to the content below.

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Hackney Publications: Part I

Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics is a narrowly focused monthly newsletter that monitors case law and legal developments at the intersection of sports and the higher education industry. Each month, LICA provides summaries and analyses of court opinions as well as stories about legal issues that have an impact on the typical college athletic department or general counsel responsible for athletics.

Journal of NCAA Compliance was founded in 2006, initially in partnership with Florida Coastal School of Law. JONC is published bi-monthly and discusses the myriad issues in the growing field of NCAA compliance. JONC includes interviews with leaders among compliance professionals as well as peer-reviewed articles written by an expert in the field.

Professional Sports and the Law delivers summaries of important court decisions, expert legal analyses, and relevant sports law articles to attorneys and other executives that work in-house for professional sports teams. PSL is an electronic publication that is emailed to recipients every two months.

Hackney Publications: Part II

Concussion Litigation Reporter is published monthly. Each issue provides case summaries and timely reporting on developments and strategies in the emerging legal practice area of sports concussions.

Legal Issues in High School Athletics is published once every two months. It provides the latest case law and analysis of legal issues that confront high school athletic directors, district superintendents, state high school athletic associations, and school board attorneys.

Sports Facilities and the Law is published bi-monthly. It is a one-stop publication for news, case summaries, articles, and strategies to understand legal concerns and help create strategies to successfully deal with the challenges facing arenas, stadiums, recreation and fitness facilities, whether at the professional, collegiate, high school, or amateur levels. The goal of the journal is not just to inform but also to help share solutions.

Hackney Publications: Premium Package

Includes all journals from Parts I & II, plus six additional titles! 

Sports Litigation Alert helps attorneys and other legal professionals stay abreast of sports law developments with the industry’s only bi-weekly newsletter devoted exclusively to the field. Sports Litigation Alert tracks legal developments as they occur in amateur and professional athletics as well as legislative issues that impact legal professionals.

Also available for purchase individually ($450/year).

Concussion Defense Reporter publishes articles, case summaries, and news concerning the defense of concussion lawsuits, whether they arise at the professional, collegiate, high school, or amateur levels.

Esports and the Law is a must-read publication for news, case summaries, and articles concerning the legal aspects of esports, and a provider of strategies for game publishers, leagues, teams, facilities, sponsors, and event promoters.

My Legal Bookie provides insights into the legal side of online gaming and sports betting industries, delivering compelling content from Hackney Publications Editor in Chief Ellen M. Zavian, a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School; and nationally recognized sports law attorney Jeff Ifrah and the rest of his team at Ifrah Law. In each issue, you’ll get case summaries, articles about lawsuits, and insightful interviews.

Sports Medicine and the Law offers a wealth of case summaries, strategies, articles and more relating to the intersection of law and sports medicine at all levels—amateur, high school, collegiate, and professional.

Title IX Alert analyzes and informs readers of developments relating to collegiate athletics and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational activities.

Pricing Information

  • Hackney Publications: Part I $610.00/year
  • Hackney Publications: Part II $305.00/year
  • Hackney Publications: Premium Package $915.00/year

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