The fifth annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium hosted by the Santa
Clara University Institute of Sports Law and Ethics will cover trending
issues like changes in the NCAA, bullying, match-fixing, steroid use,
and the opening of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium.
The event will be held at Benson Memorial Center on SCU's campus Sept.
11, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year's Symposium will feature top speakers from the Bay Area and
the nation, from morning keynote speaker and San Francisco 49ers
President Paraag Marathe to featured lunchtime speaker, Travis Tygart,
the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
Among the topics to be discussed during the Symposium:
The Brave New World of College Athletics:
ESPN correspondent Tom Farrey will moderate a panel on topics including
new rules for the biggest athletic conferences, the rise of conference
networks and digital distribution, and the Bowl Championship Series
(BCS). He will be joined by five panelists: Ilan Ben-Hanan, ESPN vice
president for programming and acquisitions; Marisa Brutoco, Google and
YouTube corporate counsel; Missy Conboy, Notre Dame senior deputy
athletic director; Bernard Muir, Stanford athletic director; and Jamie
Zaninovich, Pac-12 deputy commissioner and COO.
Bullying and a Culture of Performance:
Positive Coaching Alliance CEO and founder Jim Thompson will lead a
discussion with Dr. Gary Namie, founder of the Workplace Bullying
Institute and expert witness in the Jonathan Martin bullying case; Dr.
Wiliam Pollack, Harvard Medical School associate clinical professor and
author of Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the
Myths of Boyhood; and Brandi Chastain, Olympic gold medal winner
and member of World Cup champion U.S. soccer team.
Match-fixing - The New Danger to U.S. Sports:
San Jose Sports Authority Executive Director Patricia Ernstrom will
interview Dr. Declan Hill, an investigative journalist, author and
academic who has been featured on the front page in the New York Times
on the dangers of match-fixing coming to U.S. sports.
Trending Topics: Panel will include: Hannah
Gordon, San Francisco 49ers legal affairs director; Ryan Nece, former
NFL player, Fox Sports analyst, and StraightCast Media founder; William
Gould IV, Stanford Law School professor and former NLRB chairman;
Patrick Dunkley, Stanford senior university counsel and deputy director
of athletics; and Rich Brand, sports practice group chair at Arent Fox.
More information including registration instructions can be found at law.scu.edu/ai1ec_event/fifth-annual-sports-law-and-ethics-symposium/.
Registration is $175 per person, free for students with a valid student
ID. More information about the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics can be
found at http://law.scu.edu/sportslaw/.
Media are invited to attend. To request media credentials, please email
Deborah Lohse at email@example.com by
Monday, Sept. 8.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university
located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley,
offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in
arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master's
and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one
of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master's universities,
California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates
faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more
information, see www.scu.edu.
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