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Monday, September 29, 2008
Upcoming Sports Law Conference at Marquette University Law School

Marquette University Law School Professor Paul Anderson, who is Associate Director of the National Sports Law Institute, has let me know of what should be an excellent sports event coming in October at Marquette Law:

On Friday, October 24, 2008 the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School will host a conference on Professional Sports: Current Issues and Their Future Implications. The day long event will be held at the Alumni Memorial Union on the Marquette campus. Conference sponsors include the Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Foley & Lardner LLP, and Greenberg & Hoeschen, LLC.

Alumni Memorial Union
Four conference panels composed of leading sports lawyers, sports law professors, and industry professionals will address cutting edge legal and business issues related to the acquisition, sale, and valuation of sports franchises, sports broadcasting, playing facility issues, and a potpourri of hot topics in professional sports. Speakers include Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner, LLP; Eryn Doherty, Senior Counsel, Labor Relations, Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.; Martin Greenberg, Member, Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District; Greg Heller, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Atlanta Braves; and Jim McKeown, Partner, Chair, Antitrust Practice Group, and Member, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner, LLP.

The conference is from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, October 24th. Complete details of the conference, including conference panels and participants, registration costs and forms, and conference sponsors, are available on the web at


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