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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
 
Marquette Sports Law Scholarship and Teaching Colloquium

I am pleased to be joining Rick Karcher and several current or former guests on our blog, including dre cummings, Gabe Feldman, Jeffrey Standen, and Tim Epstein in Milwaukee on Thursday at the 2007 Sports Law Scholarship and Teaching Colloquium, hosted by the National Sports Law Institute and Marquette University Law School.

Matt Mitten and Paul Anderson, director and associate director, respectively, of the National Sports Law Institute, have done an excellent job putting this event together. For information on attending, please contact Paul.

Here is the roster of speakers and their topics:
Sports Law Scholarship and Teaching Colloquium
Marquette University Law School, Eisenberg Hall
Thursday, September 27th, 10am-6pm

10:00am Welcome (Matthew Mitten)

10:05 - 11:20 am Scholarship Presentations (each 25 minutes including Q &A)

Paul Rogers (SMU)—“The Quest for Number One in College Football: Should the Antitrust Laws Sack the Bowl Championship Series?”

James McCurdy (Gonzaga)—Economic Principles That Underlie a League’s Choice of Devices to Ensure All Costs and Benefits Are Taken Into Account in League Decision-Making and Other Matters

Jeffrey Standen (Willamette)—"Market Failures in Professional Sports"

11:20 - 11:25 am Break

11:25 am - 12:15 pm Scholarship Presentations (each 25 minutes including Q &A)

Gabriel Feldman (Tulane)—“The Misuse of the Less Restrictive Alternative in Sports Antitrust Litigation”

Josephine Potuto (Nebraska)—1st Amendment Issues in Athletics (crowd control rules at games and/or the Brentwood Academy case)

12:15 - 1 pm Buffet Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 pm Scholarship Presentations (each 25 minutes including Q &A)

Christo Lassiter (Cincinnati)—“Lex Sportiva: Thoughts Toward Developing a Criminal Law Jurisprudence for Competitive Contact Sports”

Rick Karcher (Florida Coastal)—"Fundamental Fairness in Union Regulation of Sports Agents"

Ed Edmonds (Notre Dame)—“Baseball Salary Arbitration – A Twenty Year Analysis.”

2:15 - 2:20 pm Break

2:20 - 3:10 pm Scholarship Presentations (each 25 minutes including Q &A)

Michael McCann (Mississippi College)—“Connecting Social Psychology to Sports Law”

Maureen Weston (Pepperdine)—Legal Issues Arising Out of Floyd Landis Arbitration

3:10 - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 - 4:35 pm Teaching Panel (15 minutes per panelist)

Robert Berry (Boston College emeritus)—Simulated negotiations, brief writing, oral arguments, and drafting

andre douglas pound cummings (West Virginia)—American Indian mascot debate

Alfred Mathewson (New Mexico)—Free agent market exercise

John Sahl (Akron)—Incorporating professional responsibility and guest speakers

Paul Anderson (Marquette)—Developing an advanced, practical sports law course (e.g., Amateur Sports Law Workshop); using sports law as a means of teaching legal research

4:35 - 4:40 pm Break

4:40 - 6 pm Teaching Panel (15 minutes per panelist)

Allan Erbsen (Minnesota)—Seminar about the arbitration of international and domestic sports disputes

Richard McLaren (Western Ontario)—The use of live arbitration proceedings (e.g., Floyd Landis CAS arbitration) to teach a sports law or ADR course

James Nafziger (Willamette)—Developing an interdisciplinary sports law course

Michael Straubel (Valparaiso)—Sports Law Clinic

Matthew Mitten (Marquette)—Incorporating an international and/or comparative law component into a sports law course; LL.M. in Sports Law for foreign lawyers

7:00 pm Reception and Dinner at Hilton Hotel
On Friday, the National Sports Law Institute and Marquette University Law School will host a conference on "The Increasing Globalization of Sports: Olympic, International and Comparative Law & Business Issues." Rick blogged about the conference in August and its official website is available at this link.

It should be a great next couple of days in Milwaukee.





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