The Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic provides local student athletes with the specialized legal services they need to navigate the changing environment in which student athletes may engage in agreements with third parties to profit from the use of their NIL while observing NCAA rules about improper inducements.
Gary Shipman ’80, an adjunct professor, will direct the sports law clinic, which is available to third-year law students. Susan Dunn, the clinic’s assistant director, helps supervise the clinic’s students and Darius Boxley ’21 serves as the clinic’s office manager.
Shipman, who has practiced law for more than 30 years, started Atlantic Sports Management in 2013. He is certified as a contract advisor and agent by the NFL and NBA, and his sports clients include college and professional coaches as well as professional athletes.
The three-credit hour course is designed to provide students committed to practicing sports law, entrepreneurship and transactional law the opportunity to develop and hone effective professional skills essential to providing excellent legal services. These skills will include cultivating effective communication techniques, setting and meeting deadlines, working with colleagues as part of a team and interfacing with clients. Professional responsibility, along with a student-attorney’s ethical obligations to his/her client will also be addressed in the context of the clinic.
All prospective clients will go through an initial eligibility screening and then be assigned to a student for representation.
All prospective clients need to fill out the Shipman & Wright Sports Law Clinic Client Application and email the completed document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
225 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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