Kasey Nielsen is a higher education attorney with specific experience in university policies related to collegiate athletics including name, image, and likeness matters and reviewing athletic programs for Title IX compliance. As a trained Title IX investigator and decision-maker, Kasey assists colleges and universities in drafting and reviewing institutional policies to comply with federal regulations and provides guidance on various legal issues in student handbooks, including FERPA, the Clery Act and animals on campus.
With experience in the legal departments of the NCAA and several conferences, including the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), Kasey has worked with athletic departments on compliance matters involving amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, and playing and practice seasons. Additionally, she has crafted conference-sponsored legislative proposals.
Recently, Kasey provided guidance on various legal issues associate with COVID-19, including communication plans, re-opening campus plans, acknowledgment and liability waivers, international students, and remote learning options.
Kasey is a former legal extern with the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, where she analyzed multiple case files, prepared memoranda, researched case and statutory law, observed trial proceedings, and revised citations on judicial opinions.
Bar Admissions & Activities
- Admitted, State of Ohio, 2021
- Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 2021); Dean’s Scholar (2018–2020); Co-Chair, Street Law; Member, Public Interest Law Society; Team Member, National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (2020); Member, Sports and Entertainment Media Law Society
- Kent State University (B.S. in Sport Administration, summa cum laude, 2018); Student-Athlete, Women’s Golf