Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting Collegiate, Olympic and International Sports (October 18, 2013)

On Friday, October 18th, 2013, the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School will host its annual conference "Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting Collegiate, Olympic and International Sports."  The conference will feature panels discussing the WADA Code and Olympic sports doping issues, adjudication of Olympic sports disputes and current issues, the NCAA infractions process, current litigation in collegiate athletics and current legal and business issues in collegiate athletics.  The conference will take place in the home of the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School, Eckstein Hall.

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AS THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Friday, October 18, 2013

  • 8 - 9 am (Registration)
  • 8 - 8:50 am (Welcome)
  • Morning Panels                                            9:00 – 11:40 am (Appellate Courtroom, room 144)
  • Lunch        11:40 am – 12:40 pm (Zilber Forum)
  • Afternoon Panels                                         1:00 – 5:30 pm (Appellate Courtroom)
  • Post-Conference Reception                       5:30 – 7:00 pm (Zilber Forum)

PARTICIPANTS

  • Paul M. Anderson, Associate Director, National Sports Law Institute, Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, and Chair, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Matt Banker, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (L'01)
  • Jeff Benz, Benz Law Group/Benz ADR, Adjunct Law Professor, Pepperdine University & ISDE, Los Angeles, CA; Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland; and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Sarah Bobert, Senior Associate AD for Internal Operations/SWA, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, WI, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • John P. Collins, Partner, Collins & Collins, Chicago, IL, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Joseph F. D'Antonio, Jr., Esq., Senior Associate Commissioner, BIG EAST Conference
  • Timothy Davis, John W. & Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law, School of Law, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Jon Duncan, Interim Vice President of Enforcement, NCAA, Indianapolis, IN
  • Richard Evrard, Collegiate Sports Practice Group with Bond Schoeneck & King in Overland Park, KS
  • Kristina Giddings, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (L'06)
  • Martin J. Greenberg, Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, Milwaukee, WI, Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Christopher Griffin, partner, and member of Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Tampa, FL; member and Appeals Coordinator, NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions; former member and chair, NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee; founding member and former chair, Outback Bowl, Tampa; former NCAA Division I scholar-athleteA
  • Onye Ikwuakor, Legal Affairs Director, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Howard Jacobs, Law Offices of Howard Jacobs, Westlake Village, CA
  • Danielle Josetti, Associate Athletic Director – Compliance, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Rick Karcher, Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL
  • Michael Lenard, Vice President, International Council of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland; President, CAS ad hoc Division, XXII Olympic Winter Games; Senior Managing Director, Paladin Realty Partners/William E. Simon & Sons, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Long, Assistant to the University President for Athletic Compliance, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA (L’09)
  • Scott McDonald, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Student Services and Donor Relations, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC (L'03)
  • Richard McLaren, Professor of Law, Western University, Faculty of Law London, Ontario, Canada; Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP; Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland;  President the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal, Geneva, Switzerland; and Chair, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Keith Miller, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, Baylor University, Waco, TX (L'01)
  • Matthew J. Mitten, Professor of Law and Director, National Sports Law Institute and LL.M. in Sports Law Program for Foreign Lawyers, Milwaukee, WI; and member Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Brent Moberg, Director of Compliance, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (L'04)
  • Bill Nesnidal, Assistant Director of Enforcement, Football Group, NCAA, Indianapolis, IN (L’11)
  • Dan Rohrer, Associate Director of Compliance, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (L’06)
  • John Ruger, Athlete Ombudsmen, United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors
  • Christian Spears, Deputy Director of Athletics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Larry Williams, athletic director, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and member, NSLI Board of Advisors

CONFERENCE HOTEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

For a limited time, rooms are available at a discounted rate at the Courtyard by Marriott (@ 4 blocks from the conference site).  The special rate of $119.00 can be selected by clicking the registration link here.  This rate expires October 1st, 2013.  Other hotel recommendations near the Marquette University campus can be found here.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

The NSLI will seek approval for CLE credits from the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners. The NSLI will also apply for CLE credit to any state for which a conference or seminar attendee seeks credit. Individual attorneys must pay the fees associated with any out of state applications. 

Individuals seeking CLE credit must attend the entire conference. The NSLI cannot award partial CLE credit.  All CLE approvals will take place after the conference.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

Parking information and directions to Eckstein Hall can be found here.  Parking will be available at no charge for all registered conference attendees in level 1 of the Eckstein Hall parking structure.  The entrance for visitor parking is on 11th street just before Clybourn Avenue.  Please identify yourself as a "Sports Law Conference Attendee" to the parking lot attendant and get a parking ticket as you enter the parking garage. When you enter the building, please check in at the conference registration desks.  They will validate your parking and direct you to the Appellate Courtroom, room 144, where the conference will take place.