Professor Jay Smith is one of six historians honored with the Education Law Association’s Steinhilber Award for the best legal brief of the year. Dr. Smith, along with UNC alum Taylor Branch and others, collaborated in writing a Supreme Court amicus brief challenging the NCAA’s conception of amateurism in the case of NCAA v. Shawne Alston. By unanimous decision in that case, the Court ruled that the NCAA is not entitled to restrict athletes from profiting from the use of their images and likenesses.
Professor Jay Smith Awarded the Education Law Association’s Steinhilber Award
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