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The Future of the NCAA and Other Hot Topics in Sports Law 2019

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The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTWed., Aug. 28, 2019
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Aug. 28, 2019
12:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00


The legal issues raised in the context of athletic events are unique. Whether you are a civil trial attorney or a transactional attorney, you may face some of these issues even if you don't specialize in "sports law." Attorney and college professor Gary Chester summons his broad experience as a successful trial attorney, professor and sports reporter to provide thoughtful and entertaining insights into the legal issues that attorneys may confront when handling a lawsuit in the sports context or negotiating a sport-related contract.

Attorneys who have a general passion for all things sports will appreciate this detailed overview of the law of sports, as well as Gary's insights into how recent decisions are reshaping intercollegiate athletics. This exciting program will provide a basic understanding of several areas of the law as they pertain to sports, highlighted by Gary's vast knowledge of sports history.

Program highlights

  • Torts in sports: Assault and battery, assumption of risk and other issues
  • Key issues in negotiating sports contracts
  • Title IX and sports - legal and social implications
  • Intellectual property issues in sports
  • Antitrust challenges to the NCAA and professional sports
  • The decline (and possible fall) of the NCAA and other current sports law issues

Program schedule

9:00 - 10:00 am

Unique tort and contractual issues raised in the sports context

  • Do players always assume the risk of injuries from extreme conduct in the course of a game?
  • Do spectators always assume the risk of injury from foul balls or other objects propelled into the stands?
  • Risk management advice for clients who own facilities and organize sports events
  • Contractual provisions you need to know


10:00 - 11:00 am

Title IX: The Women's Revolution in Sports

  • The purpose and effect of Title IX on college sports and on female student-athletes. Legal interpretation of the federal law.


11:00 - 11:15 am



11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hail to the Redskins! or Is It Red Hawks? Intellectual Property Law in Sports

  • An overview of trademark and copyright law and how it applies to high school, college and professional sports.


The Student-Athlete Revolution: The Decline (and Possible Fall) of the NCAA

  • An examination of the proprietary rights of student-athletes
  • An overview of antitrust la
  • How antitrust decisions are stripping the NCAA of its authority over colleges and athletic conferences


Tuition includes a digital copy of the speaker's materials. Course materials are not available for separate purchase.

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Gary Chester Esq. The Professional Education Group (PEG)
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