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 a host of experts in the field. The Institute's 2024 faculty will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

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 taught Careers in Sports Law at the 2023 Institute.

Erin Buzuvis headshot

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.

N Jeremi Duru headshot

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.

Marc Edelman headshot

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.

Jon Festinger, KC Headshot

Of Counsel, Whiteboard Law Corporation

Jon Festinger taught Sport, IP Law, and Strategy at the 2023 Institute.

Sarah Hartley headshot

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP

Sarah Hartley taught about SafeSport at the 2023 Institute.

Leigh Hawley headshot

General Counsel, USA Skateboarding

Leigh Hawley taught The Role of General Counsel at the 2023 Institute.

Daniela Heerdt headshot

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

Daniela Heerdt taught Sports and Human Rights at the 2023 Institute.

Pedro headshot
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.

Michael McCann headshot

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.

Roberto de Palma Barracco headshot

Sports Law Consultant

Roberto de Palma Barracco taught Soccer and Global Governance at the 2023 Institute.

Josephine Potuto headshot

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

Professor Potuto taught CAA Enforcement Process at the 2023 Institute.

Daniel Rascher headshot

Professor & Director of Academic Programs, University of San Francisco

Professor Rascher taught Economics of the Sports Industry at the 2023 Institute.

Gregor Reiter headshot

Lawyer, Reiter & Kemmeries Rechtsanwälte

Dr. Reiter taught Structure of EU and International Sports Leagues at the 2023 Institute.

Travis Tygart headshot

CEO, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Travis Tygart taught Anti-Doping in Sport at the 2023 Institute.

Maureen Weston headshot

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

Ryan Gauthier headshot

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.

Liz Tippett headshot

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:

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