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NIL Resource Center

NIL Resource Center

    On July 1, 2021, Ohio’s college and university student-athletes were able to earn compensation from the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). This, coupled with the NCAA’s interim NIL policy, represents nothing short of a major shift in how amateurism is defined. As NIL agreements are gaining momentum, so are the legal and regulatory considerations. From basic contract law to FERPA, Title IX and the intricacies of your institutions intellectual property portfolio, NIL agreements will reach far beyond the athletics department. In addition, we expect the NIL discussion to soon extend to high school student-athletes and for federal interest to grow.

    Our attorneys represent K-12 schools, career centers, and colleges and universities, and a cross-disciplinary team is monitoring how NIL will impact your campus.

    This webpage serves as a resource center for K-12 schools, career centers, colleges, universities, students and community members to monitor changes in the evolving NIL landscape. It is not intended to be legal advice and does not create or imply an attorney-client relationship.