2019 Harvard Sports Law Symposium Scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2019

2019 Harvard Sports Law Symposium Scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2019

On April 1, the Harvard Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law and the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law are hosting the 2019 Harvard Sports Law Symposium. An annual event, the Symposium is intended to bring together sports industry—focused practitioners, academics, and students for meaningful discussions on the most pressing business and legal issues in the sports world.

Pursuant to the schedule below, the Symposium will begin at 10:00 AM on Harvard Law School’s campus in in Wasserstein Hall, Room 2019 (Milstein West) (see campus map here). The address for Wasserstein Hall is 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138. To register for the Symposium, please email HarvardSportsLawSymposium2019@gmail.com.

The Symposium has been made possible by a generous donation from Harvard Law School’s Dean of Student (DOS) Grant Fund.

Schedule of Events—2019 Harvard Sports Law Symposium

  • 10:00 AM—Legalized Sports Gambling: Murphy v. NCAA’s Impact
    • Moderator: Michael McCann, Professor, University of New Hampshire School of Law; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute
    • Jodi Balsam, Professor, Brooklyn Law School
    • Ronald Gaither, Partner, Baker Hostetler
    • Jeffrey A. Mishkin, Partner, Skadden Arps
    • Daniel Wallach, Founder, Wallach Legal LLC
  • 11:00 AM—Current Hot Topics for Lead 1 Athletic Directors
    • Co-Moderator: Tom McMillen, President/CEO, LEAD1 Association
    • Co-Moderator: Peter Carfagna, Professor, Harvard Law School; Faculty Director, Harvard Law School Sports Law Program; Chairman/CEO of Magis, LLC
    • Ryan Bamford, Athletic Director, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Martin Jarmond, Athletic Director, Boston College
    • Desiree Reed-Francois, Athletic Director, University of Nevada Las Vegas
    • Deborah Yow, Athletic Director, North Carolina State University
  • 12:00 PM—Weiler Awards Luncheon
  • 1:00 PM—Women’s Leadership in Sports
    • Moderator: Jodi Balsam, Professor, Brooklyn Law School
    • Mady Gilson, Senior Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC
    • Liz Moore, Chief Legal Officer, LPGA
    • Megha Parekh, SVP/Chief Legal Officer, Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Anjali Salooja, Associate Counsel, NBA
    • Marti Wronski, SVP/General Counsel, Milwaukee Brewers
    • Michelle Kwan, Retired Figure Skater, Two-Time Olympic Medalist and Five-Time World Champion
  • 2:00 PM—Amateurism, College Sports, and Eligibility Rules in Professional Sports
    • Moderator: Warren Zola, Professor, Boston College Carroll School of Management; Executive Director, Boston College Chief Executives Club
    • Mark Conrad, Professor, Fordham Business School; Director of Sports Business Program
    • Christian Dennie, Partner, Barlow, Garsek & Simon
    • Paul Haagen, Professor, Duke University School of Law
    • Megha Parekh, SVP/Chief Legal Officer, Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Dan Rube, EVP/Deputy General Counsel, NBA
    • Ricky Volante, CEO, Historical Basketball League
  • 3:00 PM—Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the First Amendment
    • Fireside Chat with former NBA player and activist Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, moderated by Professor Intisar A. Rabb (co-sponsored by the HLS Program in Islamic Law and the Harvard Muslim Law Students Association)
  • 4:00 PM—Post-Symposium Reception