Friday, April 15, 2011

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Sports Law Symposium today

Sorry for the late notice, but if you're in the Cleveland area, there is an outstanding sports law symposium this afternoon at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law:

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium

The Legal Evolution of Professional Golf and Tennis

Friday, April 15, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

C|M|LAW, Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Avenue

Sponsored by the Entertainment and Sports Law Association.

Special guest Panelists will share their experience and knowledge on the legal aspects of player representation, event management, broadcasting, publicity rights, exploitation, and legal governance.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Registration

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: The Legal Evolution of Professional Tennis

Kevin Callanan, vice president of IMG Tennis

Jim Thomas, former tennis professional

Gavin Forbes, senior vice president of IMG Tennis

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Legal Governance of the

Zandria Conyers, legal counsel to the LPGA

Peter Carfagna, executive-in-residence Professor at C|M|LAW, LPGA Board Member

3:30pm – 5:00 pm: The Legal Evolution of Professional Golf

Dave Lightner, owner of Fairway Sports Management

Jay Burton, senior vice president, IMG Golf

Jim Juliano, managing partner at Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC 

This symposium is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not necessary.

Continuing Legal Education credit: 4 hours (free)

Contract Michael Kluchin at for more information