Sports law panel to discuss ‘Should Football Be Banned?’ on Monday, Nov. 17

The Wake Forest Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) will host a sports law panel from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1302.


Professor Tim Davis will moderate a panel discussion of various sports law issues including widely publicized incidents of domestic violence, long-term effects of player concussions, whether players are more prone to violent behavior because of the nature of football, and how these issues affect the sports law industry.

The panel will also discuss  examples of how sports attorneys have dealt with such issues and give advice to students on how they can enter such a competitive industry.

The three-person panel includes Jonathan Fine, formal General Counsel for the Charlotte Bobcats; Barbara Osborne, UNC Law School sports law professor and former collegiate administrator; and Erik Albright, adjunct professor at Wake Forest Law and an attorney with extensive experience in sports law.

There is a limited amount of space available. To RSVP, enter your name here. Food will be served.

SELS seeks to educate and foster discussion about current topics in the Sports and Entertainment world pertaining to law.  All students are welcome to join and partake in the group’s events, such as speaker programs and social activities.

For more information about the event, contact Cheslie Kryst (’15) at kryscc13@wfu.edu