Athletes, Talent Agents and Lawyers to Convene for Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium


Miami Law's Entertainment & Sports Law Society will host its 16th annual symposium at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Saturday, April 6.

More than 20 panelists will speak on a host of matters in the field of sports and entertainment law, including the legal implications of concussions in professional sports, recent developments in the legal landscape of music, media and the law, and the art of orchestrating live entertainment. The symposium will end with a roundtable discussion on NCAA compliance.

Well-known local and national attorneys, faculty members, agents, legal advisers, athletes, and entertainers will serve as panelists, lead Q-and-A sessions, and prompt academic debate. Speakers are to include attorney Paul Anderson, who litigates on behalf of former National Football League players; Billy Corbin, a filmmaker who produced "The U" and "Broke;" Sandy York, General Counsel of the Ultra Music Festival; and Serona Elton, an Associate Professor of the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Click here to register and for a complete list of speakers.

"As a student in Miami Law's joint JD/Masters of Music Business and Entertainment Industries program, I am particularly looking forward to the panel on Recent Developments in the Legal Landscape of Music," said Amanda LeCheminant, 3L, publicity chair for the Entertainment & Sports Law Society. "This is an especially exciting time in music and copyright law, and I hope to gain insight from the entertainment attorneys about the Register of Copyright's recent call for copyright reform. Having attended the event several times in the past, I anticipate that this year's Symposium will facilitate even more diverse and meaningful discussions than ever before."

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society hosted its first Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium in 1997. Since then, the symposium has grown into a full-scale event at which law students and professionals discuss current legal issues in sports, entertainment, intellectual property, the arts, and the media.

General admission is $125. University of Miami students with ID will be asked to pay $30 to attend, and non-UM students and Young Alumni will be charged $40. A total of 7.5 CLE credits are pending approval from the Florida Bar.