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The Law & Education

Feb 4, 2022

Today we are joined by Nancy Hogshead-Makar for the first in a two-part discussion on the work she is doing to fight for the inclusion of women and trans athletes in college sports. Nancy is a lifelong advocate for access and equality in athletics. She is a scholar and author who is internationally recognized as a legal expert on sports issues. Legal issues that she addresses include sexual harassment, sexual abuse and assault, employment, pregnancy, and legal enforcement under Title IX. While the list of Nancy’s accomplishments is almost endless, it is also worth mentioning that she was a world-class swimmer who represented The US in the 1984 Olympics where she won three gold medals and one silver medal. In part one of my conversation with Nancy, she shares her experience at Duke University as an undergrad athlete. Please note that this episode carries a trigger warning as Nancy shares her experience of surviving rape during her time as a student. Nancy also breaks down gender equity in athletics, from the importance of the Title IX coordinator’s involvement with compliance to the three-part test for measuring equal opportunities for women in sports at colleges. Be sure to tune in to this episode and come back for part two which covers transgender rights and participation in athletics.