DePaul Law's symposium will take place on Friday, March 8.
DePaul Law’s symposium will take place on Friday, March 8.

What: DePaul Sports Law Symposium – Hurdles: Legal Issues a Modern Athlete Must Overcome

Where: DePaul University, DePaul Center Room 8005, 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

When: Friday, March 8, 2013 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)


Panel I: Physical Issues Athletes Must Overcome (10:05 – 10:50 AM)
  • Moderated by Professor Michael S. Jacobs (DePaul College of Law)
  • 1. Darren Heitner, Professor of Sport Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington
    • * Discussing the helmet manufacturer component of NFL concussion litigation
  • 2. Scott Andresen, Partner, Andresen & Associates, P.C.
    • * Discussing brain injuries and psychological damages resulting from participation in contact sports
Panel II: Moral Issues that Athletes Must Overcome (10:55 – 11:40 AM)
  • Moderated by Professor Michael S. Jacobs (DePaul College of Law)
  • 3. Chris Deubert, Associate Attorney, Peter R. Ginsberg Law, LLC
    • * Discussing arbitration strategies used as counsel for Johnathan Vilma during Bountygate Scandal
  • 4. Robert Raiola, CPA, Sports and Entertainment Group Manager
    • * Discussing contractual payment provisions and responsible investing for athletes such as RGIII
Panel III: Bureaucratic Issues Athletes Must Overcome (12:00-1:00 PM)
  • Moderated by Professor Wayne Lewis (DePaul College of Law)
  • 5. Prof. Marc Edelman, Professor of Law, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
    • * Discussing anti-trust issues and the NCAA, focusing on pay-for-play and age requirements
  • 6. Cari A. Stern, Associate Attorney, Chapman & Cutler LLP
    • * Discussing Title IX issues schools face with respect to sports funding, sexual harassment, equal pay

Cost: Free for DePaul Law Students. $60 for General Admission (including CLE credit for lawyers). $30 for DePaul Law Alumni. $15 for other DePaul (non-law school) students, faculty and staff. $20 for other law students (non-DePaul). Contact to register.