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Indianapolis, IN

From Amateur to Professional: Legal Perspectives Associated with the NFL Combine

You’re invited to attend an NFL Combine-focused panel and networking event hosted by Faegre Drinker, Sports Circle Indy and the Sports Lawyers Association. Our panel will provide insight into different aspects of the NFL scouting and drafting process, including the legal issues involved at various levels.

Our panelists include:

Our moderators include:

Date: Monday, February 24, 2020

Schedule: All times in EST

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Registration and Networking Reception*

* Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be available

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Panel

Location: Faegre Drinker
300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Registration Fee: FREE for SCI/SLA members
$10 for non-members

If you would like to participate in any 2020 NFL Combine “Fan Activities” between Feb. 26-29, visit the NFL’s website or download the NFL OnePass app for more information on watching the skills tests inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

As a bonus for attendees, we are organizing a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium in March to get a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium. Attendees will only be able to sign up for the tour during this event.

We hope you can join us!

CLE: An application for 1.0 CLE credit will be submitted in the state of Indiana. Please note that no credit is guaranteed until approval is received.

If you have questions about the event, please contact

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Las Vegas, NV

Join the Sports Lawyers Association, in conjunction with UNLV Boyd School of Law, for a panel discussion on:

Talking Sports with Kolesar & Leatham: A Discussion of the Business and Legal Framework of the Sports We Love

This CLE will present a discussion of the ownership, profit, and regulatory structure of North American sports leagues, including MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, WNBA, and NWSL. The panel will also explore the law that governs international sports leagues.

Approved for 1.5 CLE credits.

5:30-5:35 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
5:35 -7:00 p.m. Program
7:00-7:15 p.m. Reception

$40 Attorneys and General Public
$25 Boyd Alumni
$25 Sports Lawyers Association Members
$25 Women in Sports and Events Group
Free Boyd Faculty, staff, and UNLV Students

Date and Time
Mon, March 2, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:15 PM PST
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William S. Boyd School of Law
Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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Baltimore, MD

Annual Spring Symposium: Sports Law

Join the Sports Lawyers Association along with the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Entertainment & Sports Law Association for their Annual Spring Symposium. Attorneys from the NFL, private practice, and sports agencies will speak in panels all day on various topics on sports law. We will have breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception to follow the symposium.

9:00 am-9:45 am: Breakfast
9:45 am-10:00 am: Opening remarks
10:00 am-11:00 am: Panel 1: Jon Herbst ’03, Co-Founder, PFS Agency; Kenny Harris '15, PFS Agency
11:00-12:00 pm: Panel 2: Noah Kim, Pillsbury; Harris Peskin, ESG Law
12:00-1:00 pm: Keynote Speaker: Brandon Etheridge, Baltimore Ravens General Counsel
1:00-2:00 pm: Lunch
2:15 pm-3:45 pm: Panel 3: Alex Francois, Operations, NFL; Meghan O’Neill, Compliance, NFL; Mike Buchwald ’08, Corporate Counsel, NFL
3:45 pm-4:30 pm: Charles Scheeler, Retired Partner DLA Piper
4:30 pm-5:00 pm: Alan Rifkin, Managing Partner Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC
5:00 pm-5:30 pm: Closing remarks
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Reception in Atrium

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore , MD 21201

Date and Time
Tue, March 10, 2020
9:00 AM – 7:30 PM EDT

QUESTIONS: Monica A. Kulkarni, Vice-President of EASL, at

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Malibu, CA

Sports Lawyers Association Outreach, in conjunction with the Pepperdine Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution,

Olympic Sports Issues Heading into Tokyo2020

March 17, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

At the Olympic Sports Issues Heading into Tokyo2020 panel, four industry experts will discuss a wide range of issues including doping, Olympic trademarks, athlete brands, and brand partnership licensing, bribery and corruption, stadium development (government and private spending), issues with the coronavirus outbreak and other contagion risks, attendee and participant safety, health, and security, and athlete training.

Panelists: Kacie Wallace
Athlete Ombudsman at United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Norman Wain
General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs at USA Track & Field

Steven Smith
Partner at Bryan Cave

Howard Jacobs
Attorney at Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs

Moderator, Maureen Weston, Professor of Law

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Melissa Pomerene, Executive Director: 703-234-4085
Paulette Almond, Program Manager: 703-234-4070
Melinda Long, Program Coordinator: 703-234-4071
Fax: 703.234.4147

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