Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute Faculty

Learn from top sports law professors the nation.

The Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute is unique within the law schools because it brings together 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. Our 2023 faculty and guest speaker lineup will be posted soon.

Meet our 2022 Faculty 


Andrew Brandt Andrew Brandt
Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
Villanova School of Law

Professor Brandt is the NFL business analyst for ESPN.


ERIN E. BUZUVIS Erin Buzuvis
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Western New England University School of Law

Dean Buzuvis researches and writes about gender and discrimination in education and athletics. 


Peter A. Carfagna Peter A. Carfagna
Chairman/CEO Magis, LLC, and Lecturer
Harvard Law School

He is Faculty Advisor to the Harvard Law School's Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law and its Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law. He is also Faculty Supervisor of Harvard Law School's Sports Law Clinical Program, responsible for 30+ sports law clinicals each school year with the NFL, MLB, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and many others.


N. Jeremi Duru 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.


Marc Edelman Marc Edelman
Professor of Law
Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College, City University of New York

Professor Edelman provides legal consulting and expert witness services to businesses in the commercial sports, entertainment and online gaming industries.


Sarah Hartley Sarah Hartley
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


She practices in the Business & Commercial Disputes and Antitrust practice groups. She has worked with sports clients in the Olympic movement, professional sports, and collegiate sports, and is regularly consulted on Safe Sport matters, governance, and ethical issues.


Mike McCann Mike McCann
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.


Josephine (Jo) R. Potuto 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 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.


Gregor Reiter Gregor Reiter
Lawyer, Reiter & Kemmeries Rechtsanwälte


Maureen Arellano Weston 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.

Oregon Law Participating Faculty


Ryan Gauthier Ryan Gauthier
Visiting Associate Professor

Ryan Gauthier is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Oregon. He 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.


Tom Lininger Tom Lininger
Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Professor

Professor Lininger is an expert on legal and sports ethics.


Roberta Mann Roberta Mann
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.


Eric Priest Eric Priest
Associate Professor

Professor Priest was the co-founder and president of an independent music production company and is an expert on IP and entertainment law.

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.

Along with a variety of lectures, events, films, and other gatherings, 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

Travis Tygart
President of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Martha Walters
Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court