CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SPORTS LAW CONCENTRATION CLASS OF 2021!

The UB Center for the Advancement of Sport and Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society congratulates the Sports Law Concentration Graduates of 2021. This is a stellar group of individuals, whose talent and accomplishments are especially impressive given the extraordinary challenges they faced over the course of the last 14 months. We wish them all the best, and we look forward to watching the amazing things they will accomplish.

2021 UB Sports Law Concentration Graduates:

Makallie Banker

Jake Cercone

Trent Citarella

John Conti

Courtney Dec

Tyler O’Neill

Emma Powlin

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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.

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