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Monday, September 26, 2011
 
University of Maryland School of Law Symposium on Intersection of Sports and Business in Today’s Legal Arena

I look forward to participating in next Monday's sports law symposium at the University of Maryland School of Law -- this event is open to the public; hope to see Sports Law Blog readers there.

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Upcoming Symposium

 
"The Intersection of Sports and Business in Today’s Legal Arena."

Journal of Business & Technology Law Fall Symposium, Co-Hosted by the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Association


Monday, October 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ceremonial Moot Court Room, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Distinguished speakers will take part in panel discussions on stadium development, the legality the Bowl Championship Series, and athlete images/media rights. A highlight of the event will include a speech by Ed Durso, Executive Vice President, Administration for ESPN, who is currently scheduled to give a luncheon keynote address. Additionally, Jay Bilas, ESPN commentator and analyst, will also speak and moderate a panel discussion. Other recognized speakers include Irwin Kishner, a Partner at Herrick, Feinstein and lead counsel for the new Yankee Stadium transaction, Alan Fishel, a Partner at Arent Fox and supporter of the Bowl Championship Series, and N. Jeremi Duru, Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law and author of the book, Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL.

RVSP HERE or reply by email to ngrim004@umaryland.edu.

Schedule of Events

9:30 – 9:35 Welcome from JBTL/EASL members
9:35 – 10:20 A discussion with N. Jeremi Duru, visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law, about equal opportunity in sports.
10:20 – 11:00 Opening Remarks from moderator Jay Bilas, ESPN commentator and analyst
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Complex Sports Transactions: Stadium Development Panel
Stan Kasten, Former President of the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks
Irwin Kishner, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein
Irwin Raij, Partner, Foley & Lardner
Paul Tiburzi, Partner, DLA Piper
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch and message from Dean Phoebe Haddon
1:00 – 2:00 Keynote speech by Edwin Durso, Executive Vice President, Administration for ESPN
2:15 – 2:30 Introduction to the afternoon panels from moderator Dionne Koller, Associate Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
2:30 – 4:00 Bowl Championship Series Panel
Alan Fishel, Partner, Arent Fox
Philip Hochberg, Law Offices of Philip R. Hochberg
Josephine (Jo) Potuto, Professor, University of Nebraska College of Law
Robert Wierenga, Principal, Miller Canfield
4:15 – 5:15 Athlete Images/Media Rights Panel
Ronald Katz, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Michael McCann, Director of the Sports Law Institute and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
Stuart Paynter, Partner, Paynter Law Firm.  Lead plaintiff's counsel in Sam Keller v. Entertainment Arts
5:15 – 5:30  Closing Remarks from Dionne Koller





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