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2014 Sports and Entertainment Law Conference

Bringing sports, entertainment, and business law together 

The 2014 conference brings together professionals and experts in the sports and entertainment industries and provides an unparalleled forum to discuss key developments and issues affecting this unique area of legal practice.



Friday, February 28, 2014
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

moda-150x54  Rose Room of the Moda Center
  One North Center Court
  Portland, OR 97227


10:15 – 11:00 AM – Onsite check in and registration
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – Arbitration
     Moderator – Katelyn Oldham, Tedesco Law Group
     Kevin Kiely, Cable Huston     
     Ken Landphere, Octagon Football     
     Maureen Weston, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
12:15 – 1:15 PM – Lunch (With tour of Moda Center)
1:15 – 2:30 PM – Representing Athletes, Entertainers, and Affiliated Companies
     Rhett Barney, Lee & Hayes
     Guy Blake, Davis, Shapiro & Lewit
     Michael Cohen, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
     Ed Pierson, Attorney
2:45 – 4:00 PM – Business Law and its Role in Sports
     Moderator – Maury Brown, writer for Forbes Sportsmoney
     Ben Lauritsen, Portland Trailblazers
     Paul Loving, Consul Group
     Matt Massari, Nike
     Nona Lee, Arizona Diamondbacks
4:15 – 7:00 PM – Reception

A no-host networking reception will be held at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Oregon State Bar CLE 3.75 credits offered. (2.5 General Credits and 1.25 Practical Skills Credits)

Attorneys – $100
General Public – $65
Students – $25

Registration includes: attendance to all panels, lunch and tour of the Moda Center.


Free parking for conference attendees is available in the Garden Garage immediately adjacent to the Moda Center.

Sports and Entertainment Law Forum in conjunction with the SLA











What is S.E.L.C.?

The Sports and Entertainment Law Conference is put on by the Sports and Entertainment Law Forum [a student-run organization] at the University of Oregon School of Law.

What is S.E.L.F.? 

The Sports and Entertainment Law Forum (SELF) is a group for Oregon law students interested in getting involved in the world of sports and entertainment, a complex assortment of fields and specialties including negotiation, arbitration, mediation, contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, labor law, torts, and tax, just to name a few. The goal of SELF is to expand student understanding of the dynamics and issues involved with sports and entertainment law through bringing in guest legal speakers, providing forums for sports and entertainment news and discussions, organizing an annual sports and entertainment law conference, and working with the administration to develop course offerings focused on sports and entertainment law.

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