January 17, 2024

Triumph in Legal Writing: AJMLS 3L and SBA President, Ricky Panayoty, Secures Second Place in BESLA NIL Writing Competition


At Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), success stories unfold, and SBA President and part-time 3L student, Ricky Panayoty, recently added a remarkable achievement to the school’s legacy. Ricky secured the second-place position in the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) Name Image and Likeness (NIL) Writing Competition and accepted the honor at the BESLA 2023 Conference that was held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The BESLA NIL Writing Competition: A Platform for Legal Brilliance

The BESLA NIL Writing Competition is a prestigious event that invites law students to showcase their legal prowess by delving into the complex and evolving landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness rights. This competition, hosted by the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association, seeks to recognize and reward exceptional legal writing on issues related to NIL in the realms of entertainment and sports.

Ricky Panayoty’s Winning Contribution

Ricky Panayoty, a dedicated part-time 3L student at AJMLS, rose to the challenge and presented an insightful and well-researched essay that captured the attention of the BESLA judges. His work demonstrated a keen understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding NIL rights, particularly in the context of the entertainment and sports industries.

AJMLS: Nurturing Legal Excellence

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School takes pride in fostering an environment where students like Ricky can thrive and excel in their legal pursuits. The part-time program at AJMLS allows students to balance their academic commitments with other responsibilities, making it an ideal choice for those with diverse schedules.

Ricky Panayoty’s Journey at AJMLS

As a part-time 3L student, Ricky has exemplified dedication and perseverance throughout his academic journey at AJMLS. His success in the BESLA NIL Writing Competition is a testament to the quality of education and support that AJMLS provides to its students.

Celebrating Achievement and Looking Ahead

Ricky’s achievement in the BESLA NIL Writing Competition is not only a personal triumph but also a source of pride for the entire AJMLS community. It highlights the caliber of students at our institution and reinforces our commitment to producing legal professionals who can make a significant impact in their respective fields.

As Ricky Panayoty continues his legal education journey at AJMLS, we look forward to witnessing more milestones and successes from him and our other outstanding students. Congratulations, Ricky, on this well-deserved accomplishment!

To learn more about the BESLA NIL Writing Competition and Ricky Panayoty’s impressive achievement, visit BESLA’s official page.

Stay tuned for more updates on the remarkable journeys of AJMLS students, shaping the future of law one achievement at a time.