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ESPN Features Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition

February 04, 2013

The National Baseball Arbitration Competition, hosted annually by Tulane Law School’s Sports Law Program, was featured prominently by ESPN Sportswriter Jerry Crasnick.  The Competition took place on January 23-25 and drew teams from 40 law schools across the United States and Canada.  Crasnick, who participated on the panel of sports industry experts judging the competition, provided an “inside” look at the program and the exciting environment in New Orleans in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.  To read the ESPN story, see http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/32551/inside-tulanes-arbitration-competition.

The National Baseball Arbitration Competition launched a frenetic week of activities at Tulane’s Sports Law Program connected with the Super Bowl, including:

  • On Monday, a wide-ranging forum with prominent ESPN sportscaster Rich Eisen:  http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsNews/newsItem.aspx?id=17498.
  • On Tuesday, an interactive talk on the Business of Football, including the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, player marketing, and future business development, with George Atallah, Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs for the NFL Players Association.
  • A "Big Issue Debate" on "The Future of Football," at Tulane Hillel.  The Debate, moderated by Gabe, featured the NFLPA's George Atallah; Andrew Brandt, a former players' agent and Vice President/General Counsel of the Green Bay Packers; and Mike Pesca, national sports correspondent for National Public Radio.
  • On Thursday evening, a cocktail reception in the French Quarter, co-sponsored by Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC, and its managing partner, Gladstone Jones (L '92), who has represented the NFL in litigation relating to the New Orleans Saints' bounty investigation.  Tulane’s Sports Law Program was co-billed as a sponsor of this event, which gave about 30 students from the program an opportunity to mingle with leading sports lawyers and industry leaders from across the country.
  • On Friday in the Law School, a conversation with Jeffrey Kessler, outside counsel for the NFL Players Association, and Ben Block, outside counsel for the NFL.
  • Also on Friday in the Law School, a forum with Ari Nissim (L '04), Director of Football Operations for the New York Jets.
  • Among other media appearances, Professor Feldman was quoted in a New York Times story on the regulation of ticket scalping at the Super Bowl:  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/sports/football/for-ticket-brokers-this-week-is-their-super-bowl.xml.

 
   


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