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2015: A Legal Look at the World of Sports

Law & Society Series

Under Further Review: A Legal Look at the World of Sports
January 30, 2015

Sport has always been an integral part of our society and, like our society today, both professional and major college sports are in a period of rapid and potentially dramatic change. Not surprisingly, much of this change carries with it significant legal implications. To view the program, click here.

To broaden understanding around the impact of changes in sports today, the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law and the Riley Institute at Furman University hosted a day long symposium at the Charleston Music Hall on January 30, 2015.  “Under Further Review: A Legal Look at the World of Sports” featured panels of sports scholars and practitioners examining the role of law in the world of sports. Topics discussed included NCAA reform and the future of college athletics; concussions and other sports injuries; and disciplinary powers and due process in league scandals.

 

Megha Parekh, vice president and general counsel for the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars, offered keynote remarks. Prior to joining the Jaguars in 2013, Parekh worked in the sports group at the Proskauer law firm, which represents NFL and other pro sports teams. In 2013 and 2014 she was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 sports list, which honors the nation’s top athletes and executives under age 30. 

Other panelists and moderators included: Constance Anastopoulo, Charleston School of Law; Warren Zola, Boston College; Furman University legal counsel Angela Littlejohn; attorney Alan Milstein of New Jersey; attorney Timothy L. Epstein of Chicago; Dr. Hunt Batjer, former co-chair of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee; Dr. David Geier Jr., East Cooper Sports Medicine; Robert Raiola, Sports Entertainment Group; and attorney Daniel Wallach of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.