Professor Tan Boston's scholarship focuses on the intersections of sport, intellectual property and civil rights. Most notably, she has written and spoken extensively on legal matters in the burgeoning area of Name, Image and Likeness, or NIL. Her law review articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, the Marquette Sports Law Review and the University of Richmond Law Review. She is chair-elect for the Sports Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Sports and Recreation Law Association.
Professor Boston joined the Chase faculty as an assistant professor of law in 2022, after having been a visiting professor during the 2020-21 academic year. She was previously a visiting assistant professor of law and director of the Master of Law and Master in the Study of Law programs at the University of Dayton School of Law.
Prior to academia, Professor Boston's career included stints at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Wyndham Worldwide. She earned an LL.M. (Master of Laws) at the University of Dayton School of Law, a Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts at Florida Atlantic University.
The NIL Glass Ceiling, 57 U. Rich. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2023).
NIL Data Entry, 83 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2023).
Prepare for Your First Opportunity in 31 J. Legal Aspects Sport 201, 204 (2021).
As California Goes, So Goes the Nation: A Title IX Analysis of the Fair Pay to Play Act, 17 Stan. J. C.R. & C.L. 1 (2021).
Plot Diagram: Intellectual Property v. NCAA Amateurism, et al. – Part I, 15 Va. Sports & Ent. L.J. 39 (2015)
And Bring Your Playbook: Who Owns the Intellectual Property Created by College Coaches? 19 Va. J.L. & Tech. 104 (2014)
Quid Pro Quo: Restoring Educational Primacy to College Basketball, 12 Marq. Sports. L. Rev. 595 (2002)
Labor and Employment Law May Soon Catch Up with the Changing Landscape of Intercollegiate Athletics, ABA Law and Employment Law News (Fall 2022).
States Beat NCAA, Feds in Race Towards Student-Athlete Pay, PROMARKET (June 30, 2021), https://promarket.org/2021/06/30/states-beat-ncaa-feds-in-race-towards-student-athlete-pay.
Likely Years Before College Athletes Paid, Dayton Daily News, Dec. 13, 2019
Moderator, “To DEI or Not to DEI, That Is the Question,” Sports and Recreation Law Association Annual Meeting, 2023. Las Vegas, NV
“Athletics, Antiracism & Antitrust”
Panelist, “The Future of the NCAA ‐ Is the Sky Really Falling?” AALS 2023 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA
Panelist, “NIL: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly,” AALS Section on Law and Sports Webinar, 2022.
“NIL Data Entry”
“The NIL Glass Ceiling”
Moderator, “Minor League Baseball Labor and Restructuring Legal Issues,” 48th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference, 2022. Atlanta, GA
Panelist, “Title IX and NIL,” Symposium on the Basis of Sex: 50 Years of Title IX, Louisiana Law Review, Louisiana State University, 2022
Panelist, “How the NCAA No Pay Rules Affect Female Athletes,” CUNY, Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, 2021.
As California Goes, So Goes the Nation? A Title IX Analysis of the Fair Pay to Play Act, 2020 Lutie A. Lytle Virtual Workshop
Moderator, Restructuring Legal Education, 2019 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Fla.
Is Jenkins v. NCAA Supreme Court Material? 2017 Lutie A. Lytle Workshop & Writing Retreat. The University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Allocating Intangibles: Who Should Own the Intellectual Property Created by College Coaches, 2014 Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. University of Dayton. Dayton, Ohio