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Friday, August 10, 2007
International and Comparative Sports Law Conference

On Friday, September 28, 2007, the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School will host a conference on "The Increasing Globalization of Sports: Olympic, International and Comparative Law & Business Issues" at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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 global expansion of sports and its implications, global sports marketing and legal protection of intellectual property, resolution of international sports disputes, and a comparative analysis of sports league structure, governance and player restraints. The conference will also feature the presentation of the Master of the Game Award to Michael Conley, Gold Medalist, 1992 Olympic Games and Executive Director, World Sport Chicago, during the conference lunch. Conference sponsors include Foley & Lardner LLP, Greenberg & Hoeschen, LLC, and the Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

The conference is from 9 am to 5 pm. Conference registration includes a continental breakfast, conference lunch, attendance at each conference panel, and a reception after the final conference panel. Complete details of the conference, including conference panels and participants as well as registration costs and forms, are available here. It is anticipated that conference attendees will be able to earn approximately 8 CLE credit hours (50 minute states).


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