Miami Law Hosts 17th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium


Miami Law’s Entertainment & Sports Law Society will host its 17th annual symposium at the Student Activities on the Coral Gables campus on Saturday, March 22.

Fourteen panelists and speakers will talk on a host of matters in the field of sports and entertainment law, including how new streaming models are shaking up the cable industry, the current and future challenges to the NCAA business model and the effects on collegiate athletics, the evolution of music revenues, and social media’s effect on ethically representing the professional athlete.

Well-known local and national attorneys, agents, faculty members, and music and sports industry leaders will serve as panelists, lead sessions, and prompt academic debate. Speakers will include Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst for ESPN; Charlie Feldman, Vice-President of Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI, Inc.; Paul Lamb, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Discovery Network Communications; and Cristina Scarano, J.D.’06, General Counsel, FremantleMedia, Inc. Click here for a complete list of speakers.

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 where law students and professionals take part in a forum to discuss current legal issues in sports, entertainment, intellectual property, the arts, and the media. The Symposium offers our students a venue to meet and network with professionals working in the types of careers they would like to pursue and serves as an invaluable opportunity for alumni and local firms to connect with aspiring attorneys and agents.

General admission is $150. 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 6.0 Florida CLE Credits, including 1 in ethics, are pending approval from the Florida Bar.