Arbitration Team Travels to Tulane University Law School for the National Baseball Arbitration Competition

Posted: Fri, 02/01/2013 - 16:34

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- Third-year Cumberland School of Law students (pictured from left) Jacob Jackson, Cline Thompson and Rory McKean competed Thurs., Jan. 24, and Fri., Jan. 25, in the 6th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition held at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Donald Jackson coached this team. All three law students were members of Professor Jackson's fall 2012 sports law class.

The competition began with forty law schools. On the opening day, the Cumberland team won all three rounds, beating teams from William & Mary Law School, Arizona State College of Law, and Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. The Cumberland team advanced to Friday morning’s quarterfinals where they lost to the University of Virginia School of Law by three points in a 96-93 decision. At the conclusion of the quarterfinal round, the judges stated that the presentations made by both Cumberland School of Law and the University of Virginia School of Law were the best they had seen in the history of their involvement with the competition.

When Professor Jackson is not teaching his sports law class, he is the owner of The Sports Group, a unique and diverse boutique sports firms. His clients include players in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Canadian Football League, and Women’s United Soccer Association, among others.