Law School to Host Annual Mississippi Sports Law Review Symposium

By: Jillian Steptoe

OXFORD, MIss. – The “Mississippi Sports Law Review” will host its annual Mississippi Sports Law Review Symposium Oct. 17 from 1-3 p.m. in the law school’s Weems Auditorium.  This year’s selected topic is “Current Telecommunications Issues and Their Impact on Sports Broadcasting.”

Each year, the “Sports Law Review” brings in speakers to discuss a hot topic in the sports law arena.

“We are excited again to be welcoming a fantastic panel of experts for our fifth annual sports law symposium,” said Dr. William Berry, Review advisor and assistant professor of law. “It should be a wonderful discussion that those interested in the intersection between sports and media will not want to miss.”

Speakers at the event include Babbette Boliek, professor at Pepperdine University School of Law; Robert Frieden, professor at Penn State Law; Kristi Dosh, author of “Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges,” and ESPN, Fox Sports and Forbes contributor; and Terence High, attorney and NFL agent.

According to their website, the “Mississippi Sports Law Review” is a bi-annual scholarly publication related to the intersection between the law and sports. This student-edited review contains articles from legal scholars, professionals and students addressing a wide-range of issues impacting the sports law field. In addition to the publication, the Review also sponsors the annual symposium.

“The MSLR is the only sports related legal publication in the Southeastern Conference,” said Connor Bush, MSLR editor-in-chief. “The event attracts prominent members of the sports industry to the University of Mississippi School of Law, in part, because of the various resources attributed to an SEC university and to the law school’s continued support of the sports law specialization.”

The symposium is open to the public. Two hours of free CLE will be offered.

In addition, the “Sports Law Review” and Sports Law Society will host a luncheon on October 3 at the law school with Charlie Hussey, associate commissioner of SEC network relations, at 12:30 p.m. in Weems Auditorium.  It is also open to the public.

For more information about the event or the “Mississippi Sports Law Review” please contact Connor Bush, cjbush1@go.olemiss.edu or visit mssportslaw.olemiss.edu.

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