Alicia Jessop graduated cum laude from Chapman University School of Law in 2009. While at Chapman University School of Law, Alicia completed an emphasis program in Entertainment Law, for which she earned the highest class grades in Sports Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Contracts and Arbitration and completed internships at the Screen Actors Guild and Warner/Chappell Music. Alicia’s educational background also includes a B.S. in Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.
An avid sports fan, Alicia’s expansive understanding of the legal and business issues facing the world of sports allow her to thoroughly evaluate the sports world’s legal and business issues, while providing clear insight and an interesting perspective to readers.
Before joining BusinessofCollegeSports.com, Alicia founded RulingSports.com, a site devoted to legal analysis of professional and collegiate athletics. Alicia currently practices law in Orange County, California and is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado.
Kristi Dosh is ESPN’s sports business reporter. She reports on and analyzes everything from collective bargaining to endorsements to the finances of pro and collegiate athletics. Her reporting is featured on all ESPN platforms: ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, and ESPN radio and tv programming.
Prior to joining ESPN, Kristi was a practicing attorney and a sports business analyst for SportsMoney on Forbes.com, Comcast Sports Southeast, and The Pulse Network. She was also a frequent guest on national radio programming including The Tim Brando Show and multiple shows on Sirius/XM College Sports Nation.
Kristi founded BusinessofCollegeSports.com, where she wrote until joining ESPN. The site has become a nationally-recognized source for news and analysis of the business of college sports. Professors around the country use content from BusinessofCollegeSports.com to teach courses in law, sports administration and sports management programs.
Athletic Directors and administrators across the country have praised Kristi’s past analysis on BusinessofCollegeSports.com. David Pickle, NCAA Director of Digital Communications wrote this about Kristi’s work on BusinessofCollegeSports.com:
So much college athletics financial analysis these days is agenda-based, with writers too often seeking marginalize or even demonize those who have different perspectives. However, Kristi Dosh, who bills herself as the SportsBizMiss, approaches her subject matter in an open, analytical and reasonable manner. . . . As a practicing attorney, Dosh knows her way around resources and is skilled at accumulating and displaying information that generally informs rather than inflames. All the while, she keeps the reading experience eclectic and enjoyable.
Kristi no longer writes for BusinessofCollegeSports.com, but continues her coverage of the finances of collegiate athletic programs on the sports business page on ESPN.com.
Kristi’s first book, “Balancing Baseball: How Collective Bargaining Has Changed the Major Leagues” is due out in 2012 from McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. She has also previously authored an article in the University of Denver Sports & Entertainment Law Journal titled, “Can Money Still Win the Postseason in Major League Baseball?: a 10-year retrospective on revenue sharing and the luxury tax.” Her second book, due out in late summer/early fall 2013, is entitled “Saturday Millionaires: Why College Athletes Will Never Be Paid and Other Untold Truths about the Business of College Football.”
She is also a frequent guest lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate programs in sports management/administration. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Oglethorpe University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.
Kristi is an attorney at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Oglethorpe University, and a member of the Advisory Board for L.E.A.D., a revolutionary inner-city baseball program in Atlanta.
You can email Kristi here.
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