Gladiators Conference 2012

Date: November 10, 2012 (All day)

 

Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the Center for Sports Law and Policy present:

 

Gladiators in the 21st Century: Violence and Injuries in Athletics

 

 

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Up to 3 MCLE credits available

 

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This conference is free for everyone and is funded through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

 


 

8:30 a.m. Registration
8:50 a.m. Welcome (Room 325)

 

9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Panel 1: Medical Issues

Moderator:  Professor Joy Delman, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Dr. David M. Reiss, DMR Dynamics, Expert Witness for Concussion Litigation
Dr. Jacob E. Resch, Director, Brain Injury Laboratory, University of Texas, Arlington
Dr. Dwight Zach Smith, Medical Director, Beyond Wellness Talent Protection; Executive Director, New England Psychiatric Consultants, Plymouth, MA
Dr. Kristen Willeumier, Director of Research, Amen Clinics

 

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

 

11:00 a.m.  - 12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Legal Issues

(1 MCLE Credit is available for this panel)

Moderator:  Professor Rodney K. Smith, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Jordan Kobritz, SUNY Cortland, Professor and Chair of the Sport Management Department
Travis Leach, Attorney at Law, Sports Agent, Jennings Strouss
Jeff Levine, Professor, Southern Illinois University
Gary Wolensky, Attorney at Law, Hewitt Wolensky, LLP

 

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Break

 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Welcome, Dean Rudy Hasl, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Introduction of Speaker, Rodney K. Smith, Distinguished Professor and Director of Center for
Sports Law and Policy, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

 

Leigh Steinberg, Renowned Sports Agent, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

Keynote Speaker and 2012 recipient of the Center’s Rudy Hasl Leader in Sports Award

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Panel 3: Legal and Policy Issues

(1 MCLE Credit is available for this panel)

Moderator: Chris Saunders, Media Director, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Matthew Mitten, Professor of Law and Director of Sports Law Institute, Marquette University
Rodney K. Smith, Distinguished Professor and Director of TJSL Center for Sports Law and Policy, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

 

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break

 

3:45-4:45 p.m.  Panel 4: Athletes Panel

(1 MCLE Credit is available for this panel)

Moderator:  Professor Tim Wulfemeyer, San Diego State University

Billy Ray Smith, Former San Diego Chargers Linebacker

     Adam "Scrap Daddy" Pearce, Five-Time NWA Heavyweight Wrestling Champion

     Mike West, President, California Athletic Trainers Association

 

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Break

 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Panel 5: Solutions Discussion

All Panelists to Discuss Solutions

 


 

MCLE

 

Up to 3 hours of MCLE* credit are available. Panels 2, 3 and 4 each qualify for one MCLE credit.

 

*Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit (MCLE) Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3 hours.