Professor Tan Boston returns to Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law as an Assistant Professor, after serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Chase during the 2020-21 academic year. Her teaching interests include property, intellectual property, and sports law. She serves on the Executive Board for the Sports Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). Prior to joining the Chase Law faculty, Professor Boston was the Director of LL.M. & M.S.L. Programs and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton School of Law.
Professor Boston’s scholarly research focuses on the intersections between sport, intellectual property, and civil rights. Her work appears in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology and the Marquette Sports Law Review, among others. She attended law school at the University of Virginia, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. After graduating from Virginia, Professor Boston’s career included stints at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Wyndham Worldwide. She holds a B.A. from Florida Atlantic University, J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an LL.M. from the University of Dayton School of Law.
The NIL Glass Ceiling (forthcoming 2023)
NIL Data Entry (forthcoming 2022)
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)
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
“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