Law School to Launch Sports and NIL Clinic
A new clinic Minnesota Law will launch next fall will offer name, image, and likeness (NIL) legal assistance to students with NIL needs, including college athletes and social media influencers of all types.
Created in partnership with the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, the Sports and NIL Clinic will help its student clients navigate the tricky legal waters of sponsorships, endorsement deals, and image licensing.
“NIL is a rapidly evolving area of law, and students, especially those participating in athletics, may be able to profit on their NIL rights,” the recently approved clinic proposal states. “The Clinic will represent students for whom paid representation is not feasible in their circumstances.”
The clinic will be open to any collegiate student in Upper Midwest region with NIL-related needs.