This is a public service announcment! The UB Law School Library is hosting March Madness on the first full day of the tournament, Thursday, March 15th. The broadcast will begin in the Courtroom around noon, and move to Room 543A inside the Library sometime during the afternoon due to another event in the Courtroom. Games will be shown in 543A until 9:00 pm. Stop by and join your fellow UB college basketball fans!
Helen A. “Nellie” Drew is an expert in sports law, including professional and amateur sports issues ranging from NCAA compliance and Title IX matters to facility construction, discipline of professional athletes, collective bargaining and franchise issues. Drew formerly served as an officer and in-house counsel to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, after previously working as outside counsel to the Sabres and the NHL. Among her more interesting experiences were assisting former USSR superstar Alexander Mogilny in obtaining asylum status in the U.S. and working on multiple NHL expansions, including San Jose, Ottawa, Florida and Tampa Bay.
Drew teaches a variety of courses that incorporate topics such as drug testing in professional sports and professional player contract negotiation and arbitration. She is especially interested in the evolving research and litigation concerning concussions in both amateur and professional sports.