What: Symposium – “The Death of Amateurism: Implications for Sport and Health”

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010 (9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Where: John and Frances Angelos Law Center – Venable Moot Court Room (map)


  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Registration – A continental breakfast will be served for attendees in the lobby of the law center.
  • 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
    • Phillip J. Closius, Dean, University of Baltimore School of Law
    • Dionne Koller, Assistant professor and director, Center for Sport and the Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.: Panel I: Amateurism and Youth Sport
  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Panel II: Amateurism and the Olympic Movement
    • Pat Connolly, Track and field coach and three-time Olympian
    • John Ruger, Athlete ombudsman, United States Olympic Committee
    • Doug Logan, Former CEO, USA Track & Field, Former Commissioner, Major League Soccer
    • Moderator: Dionne Koller, assistant professor of law
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Book Signing & Lunch
    • Mark Hyman will be signing his book, Until It Hurts, while lunch is served for attendees in the lobby of the law center.  Books will be available for purchase.
  • 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Keynote Address – Why Are There so Many Injuries to Our Young Athletes?: Professionalization and Specialization in Youth Sport
    • Dr. James R. Andrews, Founder, Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Founder, American Sports Medicine Institute – Dr. Andrews will take questions from the audience after his presentation.
  • 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.: Break
  • 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.: Panel II: Intercollegiate Sport
  • 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: Afternoon Speaker
    • Kenneth L. Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 3:30 p.m.: Concluding Remarks
    • Professor Dionne Koller

Cost: Free. Register here.