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

Mar 15, 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
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—Social Justice, Activism, and the First Amendment
Fireside Chat with Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Social Activist and Retired NBA Player
4:00 PM—Post-Symposium Reception


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