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2005 LTA Symposium

2004-05 LTA Symposium

"Sports and Eligibility: Who is Eligible to Play?"
VIEW ARCHIVED WEBCAST (from November 11, 2005 event)



This year’s symposium
deals with the hottest topic in sports law today – when are amateur sportsmen and sportswomen eligible to turn professional, and when is the best time for them to do so? Experts from pre-professional performance institutes, sporting associations, sports management, and sports law will discuss the topic with regard to the most popular team and individual sports. Speakers will explain the history of current eligibility rules and how they have evolved through litigation and collective bargaining agreements. The appropriate training regimen for young athletes hoping to turn pro, high-profile cases, related labor laws, and gender issues will be covered.

Format: The symposium will consist of three panels, each lasting an hour and a quarter. For each panel, presenters will speak for about an hour, with 15 minutes reserved for audience participation and discussion.

Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
Craig Allen Nard, Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor, Case School of Law

Symposium Chair
Peter A. Carfagna, Distinguished Visiting Practitioner, Case School of Law, and Senior Counsel, Calfee, Halter & Griswold

SCHEDULE

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Craig Allen Nard, Director of the Center for Law, Technology & the Arts and Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Introduction
Peter A. Carfagna, Distinguished Visiting Practitioner, Case School of Law, and Senior Counsel, Calfee, Halter & Griswold

9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Panel 1:
“Legality of Age Restrictions in the NBA and the NFL”

Joseph Rosen, Brown & Rosen LLC, Managing Member of Orpheus Sports & Entertainment Consulting Company LLC
Panelists:
–Michael McCann, Assistant Professor, Mississippi College School of Law
–Alan Milstein, Esq., Sherman Silverstein Kohl Rose & Podolsky

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel 2:
"Individual Athletes' Eligibility: Who Can't Play and Why?"
Lisa K. Levine, Corporate Counsel, The Scott Fetzer Company
Panelists:
“LPGA Eligibility Parameters”
–Eve Wright, Esq., Senior Director of Legal Affairs, Ladies Professional
Golf Association, LPGA International
"Eligibility Issues Facing the Olympic and Individual Sport Athlete"
–Christopher A. Callanan, Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy
Professional Corporation

1:15 p.m.- 2:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address
“When Can the Athlete Turn Pro: Preparation of the Pre-Professional Athlete”
Loren Seagrave, Founder and Chief Performance Officer, Velocity Sports
Performance
“Training Pre-professional Athletes at ‘Performance Institutes’”
Kevin O’Donnell, Performance Consultant and Co-founder, Speed Dynamics

2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Panel 3: “The Business of Minor League Baseball: Amateur Eligibility Rules”
Peter Carfagna, Distinguished Visiting Practitioner, Case School of Law and Senior Counsel, Calfee, Halter & Griswold
–John Farrell, Director, Player Development, Cleveland Indians
–Mike Hazen, Assistant Director, Player Development, Cleveland Indians

The symposium was published in Case Western Reserve Law Review Vol. 56 (Spring 2006). For single issue purchase info: http://www.law.case.edu/student_life/journals/law_review/subscribe.htm

Students at Case Western Reserve University School of Law have the opportunity to address some of today’s most intriguing issues