Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute Faculty

Learn from top sports law professors and industry experts from across the nation and globe.

The Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute is unique within the law schools because it brings together the nation’s best professors and industry leaders in all things related to sports law, giving you the opportunity to engage with more than a dozen experts in the field. 

Our team approach to learning is organized around each professor’s particular sub-specialty within the broader field of sports law.

Meet our 2023 Faculty & Speakers

Andrew Brandt headshot

Executive Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and Professor of Practice, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Professor Brandt will be teaching Careers in Sports Law at this year's Institute.

Erin Buzuvis headshot

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Western New England University School of Law

Professor Buzuvis will be teaching The Law Regarding Trans Athletes at this year's Institute.

N Jeremi Duru headshot

Professor of Law and Director of the WCL Sport & Society Initiative, American University Washington College of Law

Professor Duru will be teaching Sports as a Civil Rights Tool at this year's Institute.

Marc Edelman headshot

Law Professor and Baruch College Faculty Athletics Representative, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York

Professor Edelman will be teaching Developments in Sports Gambling at this year's Institute.

Jon Festinger, KC Headshot

Of Counsel, Whiteboard Law Corporation

Jon Festinger will be teaching Sport, IP Law, and Strategy at this year's Institute.

Sarah Hartley headshot

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP

Sarah Hartley will be teaching about SafeSport at this year's Institute.

Leigh Hawley headshot

General Counsel, USA Skateboarding

Leigh Hawley will be teaching The Role of General Counsel at this year's Institute.

Daniela Heerdt headshot

Consultant, Centre for Sport and Human Rights and the TMC Asser Institute

Daniela Heerdt will be teaching Sports and Human Rights at this year's Institute.

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Pedro José Mercado Jaén

European Sports NGO, Sports Diplomacy Youth Delegate

Pedro José Mercado Jaén will be teaching on The Regulation of eSports at this year's Institute.

Michael McCann headshot

Professor and Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Professor McCann will be teaching The NCAA and Reform at this year's Institute.

Roberto de Palma Barracco headshot

Sports Law Consultant

Roberto de Palma Barracco will be teaching Soccer and Global Governance at this year's Institute.

Josephine Potuto headshot

Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus, University of Nebraska College of Law

Professor Potuto will be teaching NCAA Enforcement Process at this year's Institute.

Daniel Rascher headshot

Professor & Director of Academic Programs, University of San Francisco

Professor Rascher will be teaching Economics of the Sports Industry at this year's Institute.

Gregor Reiter headshot

Lawyer, Reiter & Kemmeries Rechtsanwälte

Dr. Reiter will be teaching Structure of EU and International Sports Leagues at this year's Institute.

Travis Tygart headshot

CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Travis Tygart will be teaching Anti-Doping in Sport at this year's Institute.

Maureen Weston headshot

Professor of Law, Academic Director Institute for Entertainment Media & Culture, Caruso School of Law, Pepperdine University

Professor Weston will be teaching "Sports Negotiation at this year's Institute.

Oregon Law Participating Faculty

Ryan Gauthier headshot

Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute Visiting Director; Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University

Professor Gauthier has a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. In between his JD and his PhD, he worked at a Canadian national law firm, working mostly in labour and employment. His PhD research was on the accountability of the International Olympic Committee for human rights abuses, and his research is in sports law more generally.

Liz Tippett headshot

Associate Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

Professor Tippett will be teaching Sports Negotiation at this year's Institute.

Past Faculty and Speakers

Oregon Law’s Summer Sports Law 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. Past guest speakers at the Institute have included:

Maggie Carlyle
Inside counsel for the Pac-12

Ed Goines
Inside counsel for the Seattle Seahawks

Brian Gudmundson
Plaintiff's lawyer handling NHL concussion litigation

Adam Kelly
Inside counsel for Columbia Sportswear

Ben Lauritsen
Inside counsel for the Portland Trailblazers

Ilhyung Lee
Professor of sports law at the University of Missouri

Paul Loving
Oregon Law alum and outside counsel for adidas

Oliver Luck
Executive VP at the NCAA

Matt Massari
Oregon Law alum and inside counsel for Nike

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom
Inside counsel for the Seattle Sounders

Becky Sisley
Former UO Women’s Athletics Director

Ibrahima Souare
Inside counsel for the French Tennis Federation

Jody Sykes
University of Oregon Chief NCAA Compliance Officer

Martha Walters
Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court