Learn from top sports law professors the nation.
The Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute is unique within the law schools because it brings together, under one roof, the nation’s best professors in all things related to sports law, giving you the opportunity to engage with more than a dozen experts in the field.
A team approach to learning is organized around each professor’s particular sub-specialty within the broader field of sports law.
Previous Visiting Faculty
Director, Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
Villanova School of Law
Professor Brandt is the NFL business analyst for ESPN.
John W. & Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law
Wake Forest School of Law
Professor Davis is a casebook author and national authority on sports law.
N. Jeremi Duru
Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law
Professor Duru represented sports industry professionals in employment matters involving the NFL, NBA and MLB.
Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law
Tulane University Law School
Professor Feldman is the Director of Tulane's Sports Law Program and its Associate Dean for NCAA Compliance.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director, Sports and Entertainment Law Institute
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Professor McCann is an award-winning journalist for Sports Illustrated and the editor-in-chief of Sports Law Blog.
Professor of Law and Executive Director, National Sports Law Institute
Marquette University Law School
Professor Mitten is a casebook author and noted scholar in the field of sports law. He is also the newly elected President of the Sports Lawyers Association.
Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto
Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law
University of Nebraska College of Law
Professor Potuto served as a chair of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and represented the Big 12 Conference on the NCAA Division I Management Council.
Daniel A. Rascher
University of San Francisco
Professor Rascher is a founding partner of SportsEconomics and has served as an expert witness in some of the nation's most significant sports-related litigation.
Maureen Arellano Weston
Professor of Law
Pepperdine University School of Law
Professor Weston is the Director of Pepperdine's Entertainment, Media & Sports Dispute Resolution Project.
Alfred Chueh-Chin Yen
Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
Professor Yen is the Director of BC's Emerging Enterprises and Business Law Program and an expert on IP and sports law.
Oregon Law Participating Faculty
Robert C. Illig
Associate Professor and Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Professor Illig practiced mergers and acquisitions in New York and London. He is the Director of the Summer Sports Institute.
Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor
Professor Lininger is an expert on legal and sports ethics.
Loran L. Stewart Professor of Business Law
Professor Mann, an expert on corporate and business tax law, has practiced in the Office of Chief General Counsel of the IRS.
Professor Priest was the co-founder and president of an independent music production company and is an expert on IP and entertainment law.
Professor Reynolds is director of Oregon Law's Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center and an expert on sports negotiation and arbitration.
Philip H. Knight Professor of Law
Professor Weiner is an international expert on family and domestic abuse.
Oregon School of Journalism and Communications Participating Faculty
Professor Gleason is the former Dean of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and now serves as the UO's NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.
Kyu Ho Youm
Professor Youm is a noted communication law scholar and an expert on First Amendment Rights.
Faculty and Speakers
Oregon Law’s Summer Sports Institute creates a space where leaders of an industry can gather, share, teach, and learn within a truly immersive atmosphere with a cross-section of age groups, backgrounds, and disciplines.
Along with a variety of lectures, events, films, and other gatherings, past guest speakers at the Institute have included:
Inside counsel for the Pac-12
Inside counsel for the Seattle Seahawks
Plaintiff's lawyer handling NHL concussion litigation
Inside counsel for Columbia Sportswear
Inside counsel for the Portland Trailblazers
Professor of sports law at the University of Missouri
Oregon Law alum and outside counsel for adidas
Executive VP at the NCAA
Oregon Law alum and inside counsel for Nike
Inside counsel for the Seattle Sounders
Former UO Women’s Athletics Director
Inside counsel for the French Tennis Federation
University of Oregon Chief NCAA Compliance Officer
President of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court