Sarah Fields and Team Win August Steinhilber Award

Published: Sept. 29, 2021

Communication Professor Sarah Fields was part of a team whose amicus legal brief in Alston v. NCAA helped change history for college athletes. That team recently received the Education Law Association’s August Steinhilber Award for the Best Legal Brief of the Year. The award committee wrote that the brief "was highly original in its concept, well organized, clear, concise, easy to follow, and masterful in its application of related legal literature. Reviewers praised your frank discussion of the limits of amateurism as an ‘historical fiction’ in college sports and were very impressed that Justice Gorsuch cited this brief in his majority opinion."