On behalf of Duke Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society, we welcome you to attend our Seventh Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium on Friday, January 27, 2017! The symposium provides meaningful opportunity for discussion and interaction among students, professors, legal practitioners, and industry leaders.

This years symposium will feature four panels covering a range of issues in the world of sports and entertainment law, as well as opportunities to meet professionals in these fields. This year’s panels will address: 1) developing virtual reality technology and its implication in entertainment; 2) issues of live events, music festivals, and musician touring; 3) the resurgence of player activism in professional sports; and 4)  Olympian doping and WADA/IOC governance.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Abby Johnston – Olympic Silver Medalist (synchronized 3m diving)
  • Alicia Jessop – Professor of Sports Law and Administration, University of Miami
  • Blake Coppelson – President, Proximity Music
  • Brandon Huffman – Intellectual Property and Technology Lawyer, Hutchinson PLLC
  • Cameron Bowman – Partner, VIB Law aka “The Festival Lawyer”
  • Canon Pence – General Counsel, Epic Games
  • Daniel Wallach – Gaming and Sports Lawyer, Becker & Poliakoff
  • Darrell Fruth – Intellectual Property Attorney, Brooks Pierce; and Supervising Attorney, Duke Start-Up Ventures Clinic
  • David Levine – Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law; Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
  • Doriane Coleman – Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law (Moderator)
  • Edwin Moses – 2x Olympic Gold Medalist (400m Hurdles) and Chairman of the USADA
  • Greg Sarafan – General Counsel, Catskill Chill Music Festival, LLC
  • Jason Beahm – Founding Partner, Beahm Law aka “DJ Lazer Beahm” (Moderator)
  • Jerica Williams – Athlete Publicist, All JACE
  • Kacie Wallace – Athlete Ombudsman, USOC
  • Karan Ram – CEO, Moment Entertainment, LLC; and Partner, FRDM Fest
  • Kwame Agyemang – Professor of Sports Management, Louisiana State University
  • Luke DeCock – Sports Columnist, Raleigh News & Observer
  • Mark Conrad – Professor of Law and Ethics, Fordham University
  • Mike Cuales – Virtual Reality Filmmaker and Creative Director, North Carolina State University
  • Paul Haagen –  Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy, Duke University School of Law (Moderator)
  • Richard Idell – Live Entertainment Attorney, The Idell Firm

*Confirmed Speaker List Subject to Change (Updated 01/23/2017)