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 a host of experts in the field. The Institute's 2024 faculty will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Meet our 2023 Faculty & Speakers
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 taught Careers in Sports Law at the 2023 Institute.
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Western New England University School of Law
Professor Buzuvis taught The Law Regarding Trans Athletes at the 2023 Institute.
Professor of Law and Director of the WCL Sport & Society Initiative, American University Washington College of Law
Professor Duru taught Sports as a Civil Rights Tool at the 2023 Institute.
Law Professor and Baruch College Faculty Athletics Representative, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York
Professor Edelman taught Developments in Sports Gambling at the 2023 Institute.
Of Counsel, Whiteboard Law Corporation
Jon Festinger taught Sport, IP Law, and Strategy at the 2023 Institute.
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP
Sarah Hartley taught about SafeSport at the 2023 Institute.
General Counsel, USA Skateboarding
Leigh Hawley taught The Role of General Counsel at the 2023 Institute.
Consultant, Centre for Sport and Human Rights and the TMC Asser Institute
Daniela Heerdt taught Sports and Human Rights at the 2023 Institute.
Pedro José Mercado Jaén
European Sports NGO, Sports Diplomacy Youth Delegate
Pedro José Mercado Jaén taught on The Regulation of eSports at the 2023 Institute.
Professor and Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law
Professor McCann taught The NCAA and Reform at the 2023 Institute.
Sports Law Consultant
Roberto de Palma Barracco taught Soccer and Global Governance at the 2023 Institute.
Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus, University of Nebraska College of Law
Professor Potuto taught CAA Enforcement Process at the 2023 Institute.
Professor & Director of Academic Programs, University of San Francisco
Professor Rascher taught Economics of the Sports Industry at the 2023 Institute.
Lawyer, Reiter & Kemmeries Rechtsanwälte
Dr. Reiter taught Structure of EU and International Sports Leagues at the 2023 Institute.
CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Travis Tygart taught Anti-Doping in Sport at the 2023 Institute.
Professor of Law, Academic Director Institute for Entertainment Media & Culture, Caruso School of Law, Pepperdine University
Professor Weston taught Sports Negotiation at the 2023 Institute.
Oregon Law Participating Faculty
Oregon Summer Sports Law Institute 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.
Associate Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
Professor Tippett taught Sports Negotiation at the 2023 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:
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
Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court