Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Hosting 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium


VILLANOVA, Pa. (March 27, 2023)—Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will welcome a dozen featured speakers and panelists for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, set to take place on Friday, March 31, at the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons of John F. Scarpa Hall. The theme for this year’s discussion is Sports Leagues: Challenges to Enter, Maintain and Remain, and will feature professional athletes, emerging sport league executives and sessions on collective bargaining agreements.

Attendance is open to the public and registration is available on Villanova University’s website. A link to the livestream will be accessible for registrants on the day of the Symposium.

The Symposium will begin with a Q&A panel featuring Carl Nassib, a seven-year NFL veteran considered to be the first player to openly identify as LGBTQIA+ in league history. Howie Roseman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles will conclude the event with a featured talk on his unique career path and current challenges in the sports industry. Andrew Brandt, Executive Director of the Moorad Center and Professor of Practice, will serve as moderator. Brandt served as Vice President for the Green Bay Packers from 1999-2008 and consulted and negotiated contracts for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009-2010. 

Justin Tuck, Super Bowl champion and current Managing Director of Private Wealth Management for Goldman Sachs, and Ross Tucker, former NFL player and current television analyst, headline a series of panels discussing the present and future implications of creating new sports leagues, adapting to the challenges of maintaining player safety and wellness, and navigating evolving media deals and collective bargaining agreements.

The Moorad Symposium is the signature annual event for the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and is one of only a handful of sports law institutes in the country. The Moorad Center prepares students for careers in amateur and professional sports through academic study, innovative programs, internship opportunities, scholarship and research.

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