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
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.
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
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
Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law
Professor Duru represented sports industry professionals in employment matters involving the NFL, NBA and MLB.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lawyer, Reiter & Kemmeries Rechtsanwälte
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
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.
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.
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:
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