Stuckey Named to Advisory Committee of the University of St. Thomas Center for Academics and Sports

January 9, 2012

Attorney Shawn Stuckey has been named to the advisory committee of the University of St. Thomas Center for Academics and Sports alongside several luminaries from Minnesota government, academia and sports. The Center for Academics and Sports was established in 2010 as part of the University of St. Thomas School of Education to enhance community outreach efforts. One of its missions is to help young people, particularly from diverse and low-income communities, develop physically, mentally, and ethically through academic and athletic programming. One of the main projects on which Shawn will be asked to focus is a first-of-its-kind nationwide academics program designed to help professional athletes complete their education.

Shawn, a retired National Football League (NFL) football player, attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters and focuses his practice on sports law litigation, antitrust, and complex insurance coverage disputes.  Shawn currently represents retired NFL players in litigation arising from the 2011 NFL lock-out litigation.  He also represents former NCAA student athletes against the NCAA and Electronic Arts Inc., in litigation alleging defendants' antitrust violations resulting from the failure to compensate student athletes for the use of their names and likenesses.

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