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January 31, 2013

President of Nike’s Jordan Brand to keynote Sports and Entertainment Law Conference

The University of Oregon School of Law will host the 2013 Sports & Entertainment Law Conference (SELC) on Friday, Feb. 22, at Rose Garden Arena in Portland. The conference, presented by the school’s Sports Law and Entertainment Law Forum, is sponsored by the Rose Quarter, Portland’s premier athletic event venue, and will feature keynote speaker Larry Miller, president of Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc., in addition to four panels with Q-and-A periods. miller-104x135

Registration for the conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. Panel discussions will take place between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided to attendees who register early. At 11 a.m., Miller will make a keynote speech touching on his experiences working with the Portland Trailblazers and with Nike, Inc., including his role in negotiating the last National Basketball Association collective bargaining agreement. From 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. there will be a reception for attendees to network with speakers and other participants.

rosegarden-600x305During the conference, presenters from a variety of prominent sports and entertainment organizations and businesses will participate in four different panels. Panel discussions will address contract negotiations, branding, sponsorship and endorsements, new media and its effect on sports and entertainment law and the future of National College Athletic Association amateurism.

Those interested in learning more about the conference or registering early can visit the SELC’s website at www.oregonselc.com. The cost of early registration is $25 for students, $60 for the general public and $100 for continuing legal education practitioners (CLE). Registered CLE participants can receive credit for attending the conference. Conference inquiries can be directed to Cody Neftin, University of Oregon law student and SELC director, at cneftin@uoregon.edu.

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