Friday, 29 March 2013

Can't make it Malibu for Pepperdine Law Review Sports Law Symposium on Fri Apr. 5? Live and Free Webcast = Next best thing

From the Pepperdine Law Review: 

The Pepperdine Law Review is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a free, live webcast of our Sports Law Symposium next Friday, April 5th.  If you cannot join us in sunny Malibu, CA, please consider tuning in online!  You may add the webcast to your calendar here:  Sports law experts Michael McCannGabe FeldmanMatt Mitten and ESPN's Roger Cossack are among our 22 speakers.  A full list of panelists is below.

The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning
Friday, April 5th – 8:30am to 5:15pm PST // 11:30am to 8:15pm EST
Live from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA

Live Webcast:
Complete Schedule of Events: 
Line-up of Speakers

Web viewers may tweet questions for the panelists to @PeppLawReview
Note: if you wish to attend in person, registration closes tonight at 11:59pm PST.  You may register here:

The symposium will consist of four panel discussions and a keynote address with leading academics, university administrators, 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.

Schedule of events (all times PST):
8:30-8:45am                       Introductions and Welcome
8:45-10:45am                     Institutional Control: A View From the Top
11:00-12:30pm                   NCAA, Legal Exemptions, and Liability
12:30-1:30pm                     Lunch (Pause in Webcast)
1:30pm-2:00pm                 Address by Jeff Moorad, Founder, Moorad Sports Management
2:00pm-3:30pm                 NCAA: Enforcement, Sanctions, and Relationship with Universities
3:45-5:15pm                       The Money: Broadcasting, Digital Media & What Drives the Machine

Speakers include: 

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
Gabe Feldman, Associate Professor, Tulane Law School; Director, Tulane Sports Law Program; and Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance 
Roger Cossack, ESPN Legal Analyst & Pepperdine University School of Law Distinguished Visiting Professor
Jeff Moorad, Founder, Moorad Sports Management; Former owner of the San Diego Padres
Judge Ken Starr, President, Baylor University
Katherine Sulentic, Assistant Director of Enforcement, NCAA
Britt Banowsky, Conference Commissioner, Conference USA
Steve Potts, Athletic Director, Pepperdine University
Dave Roberts, Vice President for Compliance, USC
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
Jeffrey Standen, Professor, Willamette University 
Professor Ed Larson, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
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 
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 
Deanell Reece Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law 
Margot Parmenter, Editor-in-Chief, Pepperdine Law Review

Email Michael Wood at or call Pepperdine Law at (310) 506-4653 if you have any questions.  For more information, please visit our website:

Pepperdine Law Review
A scholarly law journal published by second- and third year law students at the Pepperdine University School of Law, the Pepperdine Law Review was founded in 1972. In its 40 years of existence, the law review has been a resource for practitioners, law professors, and judges alike and has been cited several times by the U.S. Supreme Court. Written contributions to the symposium will be published in Volume 41. For more information about the Pepperdine Law Review, please visit our website:


Michael Wood
Symposium Editor, Pepperdine Law Review

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