Santa Clara Law School’s Third Annual Sports Law Symposium

What: Santa Clara University Institute of Sports Law and Ethics’ Third Annual Sports Law Symposium – What is the Proper Role of Sports in Higher Education?

When: September 6, 2012 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Where: Santa Clara University


Issues about college sports are frequently reported on both the sports pages and front pages: payment of athletes, recruiting violations, disciplinary mechanisms, gender equity, eligibility determinations, conference alignments, scholarship amounts, television revenues and the very definition of amateurism. The term “student-athlete” itself has evolved over the years and perhaps raises more questions than it answers. The purpose of this Symposium is to address as many of these issues as possible both individually and within the broader context of what is the proper role of sports in higher education, which may differ depending on the type of institution, the type of sport and whether that sport generates more revenues than costs.


  • Santa Clara University Director of Athletics, Dan Coonan
  • University of the Pacific Vice President of External Relations and Athletics, Ted Leland
  • Director of Vaccaro Sports Partnerships, Sonny Vaccaro
  • Sports Economist Andy Schwarz of OSKR
  • National College Players Association President, Ramogi Huma
  • Miami Herald Sports Reporter, Linda Robertson
  • Boise State University General Counsel, Kevin Satterlee
  • Former Deputy LPGA Commissioner, Libba Galloway
  • Public Relations Executive, Terry Fahn
  • Consultant, Jonathan Orszag
  • Sports Journalist, Bomani Jones
  • Professors Harry Edwards, William Gould, Kevin Greene, Richard Karcher, Lateef Mtima, Jo Potuto, Dan Rascher and Ellen Staurowsky
  • and practitioners actively involved with ongoing and recent litigation.

Cost: Free for students.  $125 for “Early Bird Registration” (before July 21, 2012).  Click here to register.  Program qualifies for 5.5 hours of California CLE credits, 1.5 hours of which will qualify for ethics credit.

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