The 2015 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—Game-Changers: An Insider Look at a Volatile Year in Sports—explored the most talked-about issues in sports today. Spanning topics from high-profile sports law cases to recent shifts in the NCAA landscape, this in-depth discussion featured commentary from NCAA executives and Villanova University leadership, top attorneys, former professional athletes, a notable NFL coach and prominent journalists.
The symposium took place on Friday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons at Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA). This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 CLE substantive credits.
Moderated by Moorad Center Director Andrew Brandt and Jeffrey Moorad, Chairman/CEO, Moorad Sports Partners, panels included:
Panel 1: Jameis Winston and Florida State University—Fair or Foul: 9:10-9:45 a.m.
Panel 2: NFL Concussion Litigation Settled?: 9:45-10:00 a.m.
Panel 3: NCAA Change and Challenges: a Landscape in Flux: 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Panel 4: A Woman’s Voice in a Volatile Year in Sports: 11:00-11:45 a.m
Panel 5: NFL: Past and Present: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Prior to the event start, the Moorad Center hosted a special session entitled “Getting into the Agent Business.” Jerrold Colton, an NFL and NHL agent whose client roster includes David Akers and Jahri Evans, and Ed Wasielewski '95 CLAS, a certified NFL agent whose roster includes Denver Broncos 2014 2nd round pick Wide Receiver Cody Latimer, lead a revealing discussion about the business and how to launch your career. This session, geared for law students, was held from 8:15-9:00 a.m. in the Law School (Room 303).