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2015 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

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What:  2015 National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

When:  Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law Campus, 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Center for Sports Law and Policy (CSLP) at Thomas Jefferson School of Law will be presenting the fifth annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) on Friday, September 25, through Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Director Jeremy Evans ’11 began planning the NSLNC while in law school. The history and vision of the NSLNC were created by sports and academic professionals with the needs and wants of law students in mind as they enter the legal community. Brandon Leopoldus ’10, Randy Grossman ’94, Sam Ehrlich ’14, and Jeremy Evans ’11 comprise the NSLNC Board, and select student members of the CSLP of the Sports Law Fellowship assist in the drafting and sparing of the negotiation fact patterns.

The NSLNC focuses on current issues in sports each year and facilitates students, coaches, and judges to negotiate and make decisions on these sports topics in an academic setting. The fact patterns negotiated allow students to focus on more than one area of sports law, including: contract negotiation, trading of players, salary demands, endorsement and media contracts, athlete and coach family and personal issues, and intellectual property among others.

On Friday, September 25, attendees will attend a ‘Friday Night Mixer’ among competitors, coaches, and sports professionals on the roof-top of Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  For Saturday, September 26, Competition Rounds One and Two are held, with a roof-top Ceremony to follow, announcing the four finalist teams. On Sunday, September 27, the Final Round will include scoring judges Ari Segal, Special Assistant to the CEO of the Anaheim Ducks and President of the San Diego Gulls Hockey Team, Tom Seidler, Ownership Group of the San Diego Padres, and San Diego Superior Court Presiding Judge David Danielsen. The final competition then comes to a close, and the teams are ranked and awarded

Going on its fifth year, the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition looks to continue its tradition of excellence and will most certainly present an educating and exceptional experience for anyone interested in sports. “I am excited about this year’s competition and the interesting strategies that competitors may use,” said NSLNC Board Member Brandon Leopoldus ’10.

Log onto the NSLNC event page to see an on-going list of teams that are registered to compete in this year’s competition as well as the conference schedules and registration information. Learn more about the Center for Sports Law & Policy.