Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Florida Coastal School of Law Panel on "Title IX: 40 Years and Counting"

Friday, April 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Room 250

The Florida Coastal School of Law Sports Law Society will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, or more commonly known as Title IX, by hosting a panel of industry experts. Moderated by Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the panel will discuss the intersection of Title IX, the commercialization of intercollegiate athletics, publicity rights of athletes, and other hot topics within athletics.

Panelists include:

• Amy Perko - Executive Director of the Knight Commission

• Kristen Galles - Civil Rights Attorney, Plaintiff’s counsel in precedent-setting Title IX cases including Mansourian v. U.C. Davis, Biediger v. Qunnipiac and Communities for Equityv. Michigan High School Athletic Association

• Robert Wierenga - Partner, Schiff Hardin, LLP – Anti-trust Defense Counsel for the NCAA, including the In re Student-Athlete Likeness Litigation (N.D. Cal. 2009), In re NCAA 1-A Walk-On Football Players Litigation (W.D. Wash. 2006), White v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n (C.D. Cal. 2006), and Adidas America, Inc. v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n (D. Kan. 1999)

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