Local Outreach Efforts


Malibu CA

Understanding the Business of Sports and Labor

The intersection of the sports industry with labor law requires leaders representing players' interests to zealously advocate for their rights. As Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, led players through a 132-day lockout imposed by NFL owners to collectively bargain and sign a 10-year collective bargaining agreement. Throughout his tenure, Smith has been a noted advocate for ensuring new health and safety protocols for players. During this fireside conversation, Mr. Smith will engage attendees with discussion, stories and examples of how he and the NFL Players Association have utilized multi-faceted strategies to advocate for players' best interests.

When: March 21, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Pepperdine University School of Law - Classroom D
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

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Esports Summit: Industry, Law and Governance

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2019

Esports is a growing phenomenon in the entertainment and sports industries. Esports has generated millions of viewers and dollars, making it a force for global influence and whose economic and legal implications cannot be ignored.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Pepperdine University School of Law will host the “Esports Summit: State of the Industry and Legal Implications.” CLE is credit available. This event is presented in partnership with the Pepperdine School of Law Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship; Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports & Culture; and the Sports Lawyers Association.

March 28th, 2019
12:30-5:00 PM
Pepperdine School of Law- Classroom D
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu CA 90263

This symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 4.25 credit hours. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standard for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

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Minneapolis, MN

Betting on the Business of Sports

Please register online by Wednesday, April 3.

When: Friday, April 5

Friday, April 5
Registration and Networking
3 - 3:45 p.m.
Fireside Chats
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Cocktails Reception
4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

Fifth Street Towers
3rd Floor
150 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

You are cordially invited to a Minneapolis Outreach, Betting on the Business of Sports held in conjunction with Sportradar and Stinson Leonard Street.

While you're in Minneapolis for the big tournament, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with professionals at the forefront of sports law, advising on the key issues in regulation, legislative efforts, and the operation and rollout of sports betting across the states.

In addition to the fast-paced and informative presentations, you'll have plenty of time to network with the speakers and other participants.

Click here to register by Wednesday, April 3


Washington, D.C.

Join the Sports Lawyers Association and Arent Fox for Current Legal and Business Issues in Soccer

Join us for networking and an exciting panel discussion on "Current Legal and Business Issues in Soccer" while attending a D.C. United home match. The panel will discuss trending issues in the world of soccer, including collective bargaining agreement negotiations, the development of the United Soccer League, sports betting, the transfer market, stadium development, and more.


When: April 9, 2019

6:30-7:00 pm
Refreshments and Networking

7:00-7:45 pm
Roundtable Discussion

7:45-8:00 pm
Refreshments and Networking

8:00 pm
D.C. United v. Montreal Impact

Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.

How: Purchase a match ticket through this link. Tickets are $35 for upper sections or $140 for club seats, which is inclusive of food and beverage (including beer and wine). Each ticket includes food and one drink ticket at the panel event. Space is limited.

CLE: No.

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