The ABA Journal 2013 Blawg 100 Amici Nominations

LABO Nation, it's that time of year again!  As you know, Law and Batting Order is registered in the ABA Journal Blawg Directory, and every year to commerate the top 100 blawgs, the ABA Journal allows people to submit nominations of some of the best law blogs out there.

While SCOTUS Blog, Above the Law, and Volokh Conspiracy among other notable blogs took the stage last year, not a single sports law blog made it.  Let's make that change, and let LABO be the first to do that.

In the year and a half (and counting) that I've had LABO, I've used it as a forum to educate law school students, lawyers, and everyday people about the wide and wonderful world of sports law.  Since its birth, LABO has been a vehicle for me to share my passion for sports law all while allowing YOU, the viewers, to actively participate in discussion.  And thanks to YOUR support, LABO has amassed over 13,000 views on YouTube, and that number keeps growing by the day!  And not to mention that LABO is quickly growing in the sports law blogosphere because of YOUR continued support and loyalty.

So here's my plea: GO NUTS AND NOMINATE LABO!  You heard it right!  Last year, you guys nominated LABO and while the campaigning was aggressive, it wasn't enough.  Let's change that.  LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE!  A nomination for LABO would be a victory for YOU, LABO Nation!

So what can you do to help?  Three things:

  1. Visit the ABA Blawg 100 Nomination page by clicking here, and fill out the form as necessary.  THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 AT 7 PM EST.
  2. If you're on some form of social media, whether it's Twitter or Facebook, help promote the campaign by using the hashtag #GoNutsAndNominateLABO.  I know I'll be doing that on the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on a daily basis.  Also, feel free to share this photo on your social media sites.  And if you're on Facebook, here's a cover photo that you can download to help support the campaign.
  3. Most importantly, tell your friends.  Word of mouth is an immensely powerful tool.  Trust me, I'm a communications major, so I know this!

I can't begin to tell you how appreciative I am of your support, LABO Nation.  While I still continue to learn more about the vast world of sports law, it makes the learning experience so much fun knowing I get to share it with you all in an effort to start some discussion.


-Tony Iliakostas