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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Second Annual National Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium
I am honored to be speaking at the Second Annual National Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium, to be held at the University of Virginia School of Law next Thursday and Friday, March 6-7. The event is sponsored by the Virginia Continuing Legal Education and the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. Other speakers include Sports Law Blog's Chris Callanan and Gary Roberts.
The event offers 9 MCLE credit hours and 2 Ethics credit hours. If you are interested in attending, click here.
Here are more details about the event:
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The best national experts in the fields of sports, entertainment, music, publishing, art, and marketing converge at the University of Virginia for a multi-track program perfect for beginners and experienced lawyers and agents alike.
An expanded day-and-a-half program, following the tremendous success of the inaugural symposium, featuring:
• A faculty of more than 25 prominent national experts, agents, academicians, professionals, and celebrities from New York, Los Angeles, and around the country
• 1½ days consisting of general topics as well as breakout sessions, including: (1) the basics of sports and entertainment representation; (2) advanced issues in sports law regulation; and (3) the latest in entertainment issues, including panels on literary publishing, issues of relevance to the music industry, making a TV deal, and challenges to artists over appropriation art
• Special panels providing complete legal updates on sports and entertainment issues
• Plenary session on merchandising deals
• Breakout session on how to represent your client in the Internet/digital age
• Lunch on March 6 and a networking cocktail party, all included
• All of the above for a bargain price of only $350 because of our partnership with the University of Virginia
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
7:30 Registration Begins
7:45 Plenary Session. The Basics of Starting an Entertainment and Sports Law Practice (Optional — NO CLE CREDIT)
Breakout I. The Basics: The Fundamentals of Representing and Marketing Athletes
1:30 Plenary Session: Merchandising Deals — What Every Attorney Must Know
3:15 Breakout I. The Challenges of Appropriation Art and Its Impact on the Entertainment Industry
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
Breakout II: A Current View of Literary Publishing and the Relationship Among Authors, Publishers, Attorneys, and Agents
10:15 Ethical Issues: Considerations for Entertainment and Sports Lawyers