Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS): Second Annual Sports Law Symposium

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The USD Sports & Entertainment Law Society is proud to host this year's 2nd Annual Sports Law Symposium. The theme of this year's symposium is: "Sports: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly." All proceeds from this event are being donated to Becky's House, a local domestic violence victims' shelter. While USD Law student and faculty tickets are free, Dean Ferruolo has graciously offered to donate $3 for every student (up to 50 students) that attends!  Visit the event web page for more information and to register. 

Our first panel is ‘Online Sports Gambling’ and will explore the controversy surrounding sites such as Draft Kings and Fanduel. Our second panel is ‘Domestic Violence in Sports’ and will discuss the increasing prevalence of domestic violence, looking at both the legal and league implications. Lastly, our keynote speaker, David Meltzer Esq., CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, and ‘Forbes Top Ten Keynote Speaker in 2016’ will be speaking about his role with Sports 1 Marketing, his projects with NFL Player’s Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl and the charitable initiatives he weaves into every business deal.

Schedule of Events

Registration: 3:00PM - 3:30PM

Panel 1 (3:30PM - 4:15PM): Online Sports Gambling
Peter Perkowski: Sports & Intellectual Property Attorney (Los Angeles, CA)
Brad Griffiths: Director of Sports Marketing - Platinum Rye Entertainment (New York, NY)

Panel 2 (4:20 - 5:05): Domestic Violence in Sports
Vikas Bajaj: Domestic Violence Attorney (San Diego, CA)
Jim Miller: NFLPA Contract Advisor & Civil Litigation Attorney (San Diego, CA)
Isaac Blumberg: Domestic Violence Attorney and ESPN Radio Guest Speaker (San Diego, CA)

Keynote Speaker (5:10PM - 5:45 PM): David Meltzer - CEO - Sports 1 Marketing (Orange County, CA)
Forbes "Top Ten Keynote To Hire in 2016"
Variety Magazine’s Unite4:Humanity “Sports Humanitarian of the Year” 2016
Best-Selling Author, Connected to Goodness

Reception to follow (5:50PM - 6:30PM) - Appetizers and graduate level beverages

Post Contact

SELS Symposium Coordinator Jared Leigh