Past Symposia

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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law hosted its signature event—the annual Sports Law Symposium—on Friday, April 7, 2017. This year's symposium, Sports, Media and Millennials, featured an in-depth look into changing patterns of consumer demand in sports.

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A full list of panels and panelists is below.

The symposium took place on Friday, April 7, in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

 Changing Game: Challenging the Status Quo in Sports Law

April 1, 2016

The 2015 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—A Changing Game: Challenging the Status Quo in Sports Law—analyzed the hard-hitting legal and business issues in sports today.

Daily fantasy sports—a hot-button issue from a legal, regulatory and business perspective—was the headline topic for our roster of industry leaders. The discussion also included the evolution of the NCAA’s legal and business landscape and a view of pro sports from one of the nation's top agents and a two-time Super Bowl champion.

The symposium took place on Friday, April 1, in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 CLE substantive credits.

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April 10, 2015

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.

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March 21, 2014

The 2014 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Annual Symposium—An Inside Look at the World of Agents—provided a 360° analysis of the sports agent world. From the cutthroat nature of the business to future challenges ahead, this behind-the-scenes look at one of the most competitive careers was a must-see event for anyone interested in the business of sports.

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  • Symposium Introduction
  • Panel 1: State of Sports Law - Practicing attorneys discussed the most debated, headline-grabbing issues of the day. David Cornwell, Gordon & Rees, LLP, Counsel for Alex Rodriguez and Jonathan Martin
  • Panel 1: State of Sports Law - Sol Weiss, ’72 VLS, Anapol Schwartz, Co-lead Counsel in NFL Concussion Injury Litigation
  • Panel 1: State of Sports Law - David G. Feher, Winston & Strawn, Counsel for newly-filed antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA
  • Panel 3: Super Agents - Moderated by Andrew Brandt and Jeffrey Moorad, Chairman/CEO, Moorad Sports Partners; Tom Condon, Co-Chief of Creative Artist Agency – Football Division; Leigh Steinberg, CEO of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment; Arn Tellem, Vice-Chairman of Wasserman Media Group

March 15, 2013

The 2013 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—Concussion Conundrum—explored, debated, and informed on the key issues facing players, teams, leagues, doctors, and lawyers regarding head injuries and brain trauma in sports.

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Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports

February 10, 2012

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—Moneyball’s Impact on Business and Sports — included Jeffrey S. Moorad, VSL ’81, vice chairman and CEO of the San Diego Padres, who headlined the panel alongside Billy Beane, vice president and general manager of the Oakland A’s; Omar Minaya, senior vice president of baseball operations for the Padres; and Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC. Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell VSL ’68, a guest sports commentator for Comcast SportsNet and the Philadelphia Daily News, served as moderator.