Saturday, October 9, 2010

University of Baltimore School of Law Symposium "The Death of Amateurism: Implications for Sport and Health"

Professor Dionne Koller of the University of Baltimore School of Law passes along this announcement of what should be an engaging symposium titled "The Death of Amateurism: Implications for Sport and Health":

Thursday, Oct. 28 | 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Venable Moot Court Room
1415 Maryland Ave., First Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

The University of Baltimore School of Law and its Center for Sport and the Law present The Death of Amateurism: Implications for Sport and Health on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. This symposium will explore the changing nature of “amateur” sport, from youth leagues to Division I colleges and universities.

UB Law is pleased to announce that renowned orthopedic surgeon James R. Andrews, M.D. will deliver a luncheon keynote address, Why Are There So Many Injuries to Our Young Athletes? Professionalization and Specialization in Youth Sport, at the event. Andrews has performed over 40,000 surgeries and has operated on many of the sports’ world’s most prominent athletes, including Michael Jordan, Drew Brees, and John Smoltz. A question-and-answer session will follow his remarks.

The symposium's closing speaker will be Kenneth Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Shropshire has written extensively on the business of sports, serves as an arbitrator with clients including the National Football League Players Association and USA Track & Field, and serves as a consultant to amateur athletes during the agent selection process.

A full agenda and other details are available at right. Online registration is now available! For more information, email the Office of External Relations at

In addition, the symposium is being co-sponsored by the University of Baltimore Law Review. Here is the following call for papers:

The University of Baltimore Law Review is issuing a call for papers to any interested law school professors, judges, and legal practitioners for scholarly articles that relate to the topic of the symposium. The articles should be in bluebook format with at least 100-150 footnotes (no more than 350). The pieces should be scholarly and examine a novel legal issue, which may include analyses of recent case law, legislation, or legal theory. All articles are subject to a preemption check. The article is due by December 27, 2010. If you are interested, please email Naomi Sternlicht, Symposium Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review at