When: March 24, 2011
Where: Eidman Courtroom and Joe Jamail Pavilion (at University of Texas School of Law)
Title: “The Role of Agents in Sports & Entertainment Law”
- 9:00-9:30 am Registration and Coffee
- 9:30-10:00 am Opening Remarks
- 10:00-11:00 am Professor David Caudill, Villanova School of Law
Professor Caudill will speak on the ethics of agents and attorney-agents, who are held to higher ethical standards than agents, and how they can adequately co-exist in the sports and entertainment industries.
- 11:00-12:00 pm Josh Luchs, former high-profile sports agent
Josh Luchs will speak about his real-world experience with amateur athletes, the NCAA ethics rules, and the NFL. He will discuss his own NCAA ethics violations and in light of what Professor Caudill’s topic.
- 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00-2:30 pm Agents Across Entertainment Panel
Bill Stapleton, Lance Armstrong’s agent and co-founder of Capital Sports & Entertainment
Brian Jones, former NFL player and current CBS Sports Analyst
Larry Waks, entertainment lawyer, Jackson Walker
Erin Aldrich, former Olympian and future agent
Professor Bob Boland, athlete representative and professor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
This is a panel discussion about agents and attorneys across the entertainment spectrum, including athlete endorsement deals, and the types of legal challenges they encounter. Moderated by Professor David Sokolow.
- 2:30-2:45 pm Break
- 2:45-4:15 pm The Future of Agents: New Developments & Proposed Changes
Professor Michael Cramer, former President of Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars current director of the Texas Sports and Media Program
Professor David Caudill, Villanova School of Law
Josh Luchs, former NFL agent
Professor Maureen Weston, Pepperdine School of Law
This panel will address the future legal climate for agents and attorney-agents, potential ethical frameworks for the industry, and thoughts on recent developments. Moderated by Professor David Sokolow.
Cost: Free for students. Offering 5 hours of CLE credit (including 1.5 hours of ethics) for a $100 registration fee. Click here to register for the CLE credits.