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Bowl Championship Series (BCS)

November 17, 2011

The BCS was a major success.

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Don’t miss out on one of the hottest sports discussions of the year! The “Who’s Who” list of panelists includes the attorneys involved in the antitrust action against the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) as well as leading policy makers and commentators in intercollegiate sports.

The issues will reach well beyond the future of the BCS to the broader, yet pressing, question: What is the future of big-time intercollegiate football?

Thursday November 17

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Opening Session     Antitrust

  • Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General of Utah, has initiated the antitrust litigation against the BCS
  • Gordon Schnell, Attorney with Constantine Cannon in New York City
  • James McCurdy, Visiting Professor of Law, University of San Diego
  • Len Simon, Antitrust Sports Lawyer in San Diego
  • Steven Semeraro, Moderator, Antitrust Law Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Second Session     Tax and Bowl Issues

  • Chad Pehrson, Attorney with Parr Brown Loveless & Gee in Salt Lake City and co-founder of Playoff PAC
  • Allen R. Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Chicago
  • Rodney K. Smith, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Sports Law and Policy Center, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Craig Harris, Arizona Republic, Author of series of articles regarding the bowl system
  • Tim Sullivan, Moderator, San Diego Union-Tribune

Friday, November 18

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Third Session     Policy 1

  • Jeff Levine, Sports Law Professor, Phoenix College of Law, and has written extensively in the area
  • Kristi Dosh, ESPN’s Sports Business Reporter and Creator of ‘The Business of College Sports’ blog
  • Christian Dennie, Attorney with Barlow, Garsek and Simon
  • Roy Kramer, Former Commissioner of the SEC, “the Father of the BCS”
  • Randy Grossman, Moderator, Sports Lawyer and Sports Law Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.     Final Session     Policy 2

  • Rodney K. Smith, Moderator, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Sports Law and Policy Center, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Josh Winneker, Assistant Dean of Career Services, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and Sports Law Columnist for College Sports Business News
  • They will be joined by panelists from Policy 1 Panel and others in attendance for a question and answer session

11 MCLE Credits will be available

*Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit MCLE credit is available upon request. Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California


No Charge for TJSL Students, Faculty and Staff $25 All Other Students with I.D. $25 TJSL Alumni $90 General Public

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