Local Outreach Efforts

Phoenix, AZ

Full Court Press: Media, Autonomy, and the Future of College Sports

The nation's leading university presidents, athletic directors, conference commissioners, and media and sports industry professionals will converge in Phoenix, Arizona on April 3, 2017 for a symposium exploring the future of college sports.

The timing of this symposium, which is being hosted by the Sports Law & Business Program at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, is not by chance. By arranging the event to coincide with the Final Four — the NCAA's primary revenue generator — ASU Law hopes to prompt an in-depth examination of college sports, conference autonomy, the role of media rights deals in college basketball, and legal and business issues facing the NCAA.

The event is free to the public, but we ask that you register ahead of time.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue: Arizona State University / Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Beus Center for Law & Society / W. P. Carey Foundation Armstrong Great Hall
111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

RSVP: Sam Renaut (480) 965-6181

For more information, click here

**With CLE | 2.5 hours — $75.00

Los Angeles, CA


Join the Sports Lawyers Association in conjunction with the LA Clippers and Skadden, Arps, SLate, Meagher & Flom for INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS LAW on Monday, April 10th.

Date: Monday, April 10th

Schedule of Events:

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm     Reception (Bar will be open ad Hors d'oeuvres will be served)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Discussion on Latest Trends in Sports Law

Leigh Steinberg
President, Steinberg Sports

Phillip Gharabegian
Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs Fox Sports Media Group

Sam Goldfeder
Senior Vice President, Basketball, Excel Sports Management

7:30 pm     Clippers vs. Rockets

**MCLE Credit Provided

RSVP to: Ben Tack (213) 204-2914

Event and Game Ticket in 300 section $25.00
Event and Game Ticket in 100 section $75

Malibu, CA

Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change

Join the Sports Lawyers Association for an outreach event sponsored by the Foundation for Global Sports Development, Pepperdine University School of Law, and Sheppard Mullin,Richter & Hampton LLP, supported by JAMS and, for an afternoon long seminar title "Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change." In several afternoon panels, leading anti-doping regulators, athlete attorneys, team executives, arbitrators, journalists, and athletes will discuss their experiences, research and questions on the practical, political, legal and ethical concerns related to doping, doping control, and what this means for the future of sport.

Keynote: Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee

Location: Pepperdine University School of Law
                  Malibu, California 90263

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017

Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Moderated by: T.J. Quinn, ESPN

Panel Will Include Guests From:


Questions? Contact Suzanne Inman at or by phone at (310) 506-6567

Ft. Worth, TX

Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium

March 29, 2017

Navigating Intellectual Property Protections and Concerns in the Entertainment Industry
10:30 AM
Moderator: Professor H. Brian Holland, Texas A&M University School of Law
Stephanie Smiley, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Tom Kulik, Scheef & Stone, LLP
Craig Carpenter, Thompson & Knight LLP

The Role of General Counsel in Professional Sports
12:00 PM
Moderator: Professor Neal Newman, Texas A&M University School of Law
Rob Ramage, Texas Motor Speedway
Giles Kibbe, Houston Astros
Alan Tompkins, FC Dallas & Hunt Unity Group
Kaleisha Stuart, Dallas Cowboys
Alana Newhook, Dallas Stars

Representing Professional Athletes
1:30 PM
Moderator: Christian Dennie, Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLC
Mark Slough, Ballengee Group
Ashley Millerick, Willis & Woy Sports Group
Professor Rick Karcher, Eastern Michigan University

The Evolution of Title IX and How Colleges and Universities are Responding
3:00 PM
Moderator: Professor Meg Penrose, Texas A&M University School of Law
Lori Williams, Texas A&M University
John Clune, Hutchinson Black and Cook, LLC

Negotiations in Sports
4:30 PM
Moderator: Dan Paret, Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C.
Jeremiah Donati, Texas Christian University
Jeremiah Haylett, Haylett Sports & Entertainment Law LLC
Kelvin Smith, Learfield Sports
Tim Purpura, Texas League

Click here to register

San Diego, CA

7th Annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

September 22 - 24, 2017

Attorneys and sports professionals are encouraged to email if they have an interest in judging the competition.  We are only compiling an interest list at this point.  Law students cannot be judges for the competition.

The Competition Rules and Registration is on the NSLNC website homepage (

Law schools may register up to three teams of two competitors beginning now and until sold out. The slots for the competition are filled on a first come basis.  

There are consistently forty (40) law school teams that compete every year and the competition will sell out.  Last year a team from Canada joined us!  The registration fees and forms need to be received and approved by the NSLNC Director in order to reserve the team(s) slot in the competition. 

Registration is $500.00 per team of two competitors and $100.00 per traveling coach.  The online and check payment price is the same.  

For online payment and registration:

NSLNC 2017 Home Page:  

View past NSLNC negotiation fact patterns here:

View past NSLNC negotiation competition teams here:

If you wish to send a check payment, please print and complete the registration form located on the website and make check payments payable to "Thomas Jefferson School of Law."  The note/for section on the check should reference "NSLNC registration."

c/o Director Jeremy Evans, Esq. 
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101. 

You can also email the registration form as an attachment to:

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