KU News Release


April 12, 2011
Contact: Mindie Paget, School of Law, 785-864-9205

Symposium to explore issues facing collegiate athletics

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LAWRENCE — The legal rights of student athletes, social media risks in intercollegiate athletics and the impact of conference realignment on the NCAA will be among the topics discussed at the third annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium, “NCAA: Friend or Foe?,” at the University of Kansas School of Law.

The symposium is open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, at 203 Green Hall. Advance registration is appreciated but not required.

Panelists include:

— Jason Booker, general manager, Jayhawk Sports Marketing
— Jonathan Duncan, partner, education law group, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
— Rick Evrard, attorney, collegiate sports group, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
— Mike Kautsch, professor, KU School of Law
— Chad Milton, executive vice president, ThinkRisk
— Stephen Montemayor, schools reporter, Shawnee Dispatch
— Jeff Passan, columnist, Yahoo! Sports, coauthor of “Death to the BCS”
— Andrew Steinberg, executive vice president of revenue, Sporting Kansas City
— Mechelle Voepel, journalist, ESPN
— Lori Williams, associate athletics director, risk management, Kansas Athletics

Four hours of continuing legal education credit, including one hour of ethics, will be offered for Kansas and Missouri attorneys for $35 (payable on the day of the symposium by cash or check). Register in advance by emailing full name, company name, address (home/work, city, state and ZIP code) and phone number to KansasSELS@ku.edu.


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