Prof. Alfred “Fred” Yen teaches Torts, Copyright, and Advising the Business Planner at BC Law School. An expert in intellectual property matters, Prof. Yen has written amicus briefs on topics including online music sharing. Prof.…Read more
This past Friday, Professor Alfred Yen authored a short article at madisonian.net regarding Clair Watkins, a senior high school basketball star whose offer at basketball behemoth Duke was reconsidered.
Today’s Charlotte Observer reports the story of Clair Watkins, a senior basketball player who got one of those coveted “early commitments” from basketball powerhouse Duke. According to the story, Duke offered Ms. Watkins a promise of admission to Duke and a full basketball scholarship, a scholarship that Duke planned to honor for 4 years. It made sense at the time. Ms. Watkins is apparently an honor student and an outstanding athlete.
Recently, though, the Duke coach called and told Ms. Watkins that the program had reconsidered. Although Duke would honor its scholarship commitment to her, she would be consigned to the bench.
Full story here.Read more