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Monday, October 28, 2013
Sports Illustrated and UNH Law Town Hall on O'Bannon v. NCAA and the Future of College Sports
The University of New Hampshire School of Law and Sports Illustrated proudly invite you to attend A Town Hall on O'Bannon v. NCAA on Tuesday, November 5th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 282, followed by a reception in the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.
The Town Hall will examine how a class action lawsuit against the NCAA could radically change college sports as we know it. Through legal arguments sounding in intellectual property and antitrust, Ed O'Bannon—a former basketball star at UCLA—contends that current and former Division I men's basketball and football players should be paid for their image and likeness on television broadcasts, video games, trading cards, apparel and other commercial ventures. The Town Hall will also consider related cases, including Sam Keller v. NCAA and Ryan Hart v. Electronic Arts, as well as pending federal legislation in the NCAA Accountability Act. Collectively, these legal developments could lead to the compensation of college student-athletes and impact their unionization and quasi-employment rights.
The Town Hall will feature some of the most influential and insightful people in college sports:
Come for the enthusiastic discussion and debate; stay for the hors d'œuvre, beverages, and networking opportunities. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* UNH Law is about an hour drive from Boston and directions can be found here.
** Portions of the town hall will be aired on SI Now, Sports Illustrated's Daily Talk Show. Other portions will be shown through video provided by UNH Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Institute.