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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Pepperdine Law Review Symposium: The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning Friday April 5

I can't wait to fly to Malibu for this (and great work by Pepperdine Law Professor Maureen Weston in putting this together and Pepperdine Law Review symposium editor Michael Wood for all of his excellent work)

The Pepperdine Law Review is pleased to invite you to a symposium discussing the status of big-time college sports and legal issues facing college athletics today. The symposium will consist of four panel discussions with leading academics, university leaders, and practitioners in a variety of areas, including: a conversation with institutional leaders of major intercollegiate athletic programs; a consideration of the possibility of an antitrust exemption for the NCAA; the impact of conference realignment, digital media, broadcasting, and commercialization; and other emerging hot topics in college sports.

This symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at (310) 506-4653.

Register by Friday, March 29, 2013!

Symposium Speakers & Brochure / Mail RegistrationClick here to view all of the symposium speakers or to register by mail.
Online Registration: Click here to register online.
Additional Information: Click here for additional information.

Friday, April 5, 2013
7:45-8:30am Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Introductions and Welcome:
Margot Parmenter, Editor-in-Chief, Law Review
Deanell Tacha, Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law
Panel One: Institutional Control: A View From the Top

Moderator: Roger Cossack, ESPN Legal Analyst & Pepperdine University School of Law Distinguished Visiting Professor
Ken Starr, President, Baylor University
Britt Banowsky, Commissioner, Conference USA
Steve Potts, Athletic Director, Pepperdine University
Dave Roberts, Vice President for Compliance, USC
 10:45-11:00am Morning Coffee Break
Panel Two: NCAA, Legal Exemptions, and Liability

 Moderator: Maureen Weston, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Daniel E. Lazaroff, Professor of Law and Director, Loyola Sports Law Institute at Loyola Law School
Gabe Feldman, Associate Professor, Tulane Law School; Director, Tulane Sports Law Program; and Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance
Jeffrey Standen, Professor, Willamette University
Michael McCann, Professor of Law and Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, University of New Hampshire School of Law; Legal Analyst and Writer, Sports Illustrated

Luncheon in Cafeteria
Address by Jeff Moorad, Founder, Moorad Sports Management
Panel Three: NCAA: Enforcement, Sanctions, and Relationship with Universities

Moderator: Professor Ed Larson
Matt Mitten, Professor of Law and Director, National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University Law School
Rod Smith, Director of Sports Law & Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Brian Halloran, NCAA Perspective
Britt Banowsky, Commissioner, Conference USA
3:15-3:30pm Afternoon Coffee & Cookie Break
Panel Four: The Money: Broadcasting, Digital Media & What Drives the Machine

Moderator: Roger Cossack, ESPN Legal Analyst & Pepperdine University School of Law Distinguished Visiting Professor
Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst, ESPN; Columnist for; Director, Moorad Center for Sports Law at Villanova Law School; and Co-Founder, The National Football Post 
Brian Marler, Director, Houlihan Lokey
Babette E. Boliek, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Mark Fainaru-Wada, Reporter, ESPN Investigations/Enterprise Unit
5:00pm Concluding Remarks
Maureen Weston & Margot Parmenter 


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