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Insights and Commentary

Institute of Sports Law and Ethics

Timely commentary regarding ethical and legal issues in sports by various ISLE board members.

The Institute of Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE) was founded by Santa Clara Law, the SCU Department of Athletics and Recreation, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. In 2016, ISLE relocated its home to University of the Pacific and its Athletics Department. Its 25-member board includes distinguished athletes and sports executives. The institute’s signature event is an annual Symposium on Sports Law and Ethics in September, covering subjects such as concussions, steroids, amateurism, and the commercial use of athletes’ images. In 2012 ISLE added a community outreach component, established the ETHOS Award, and created a task force to study amateurism.