Berry Attends Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, Publishes in ABA Periodical

Dr. William W. Berry III, assistant professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, attended the annual conference of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) on Feb. 1-3, 2013, on behalf of the University of Mississippi Faculty Senate.  COIA is an alliance of faculty senates from NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools. COIA’s mission is to provide a national faculty voice on intercollegiate sports issues.

Professor Berry organized and moderated a panel that addressed “Current Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics” and focused on concussion issues and the current litigation against the NCAA.  Panel members included the team physician from Ohio State, a sports management professor from the University of North Carolina, a sports lawyer from Michigan and Scott Bearby, the general counsel of the NCAA.

Berry has also written two articles for the February edition of the American Bar Association periodical PREVIEW, which previews upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments.

The publications are as follows:

Does a sentencing court violate the Ex Post Facto Clause by using the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines in effect at the time of sentencing rather than the Guidelines in effect at the time of the offense, if the newer Guidelines create a significant risk that the defendant will receive a longer sentence? 41 ABA Supreme Court Preview __ (2013)(preview of Peugh v. United States).
Is there an actual-innocence exception to AEDPA’s “extraordinary circumstance” timely filing requirement, and if so, is there an additional actual-innocence exception to the requirement that a petitioner “has been pursuing his rights diligently?” 41 ABA Supreme Court Preview __ (2013)(preview of McQuiggin v. Perkins).4