From Courts of Sport to Courts of Justice


2017 Journal of International and Comparative Law Symposium
Friday, March 24, 2017
McCartan Courtroom

8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
• Michael Mercurio, Editor-in-Chief, J.D. ‘17
• Jim Schwabe, Symposium Chair, J.D. ‘17

8:50 – 9:35 a.m. – Sports & the Common Good
• John Soares, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame: The Role of Hockey in the Cold War
• Ed Edmonds, Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame Law School: The Vatican’s View on Sport at the Service of Humanity
• Ed Mayo, Visiting Faculty, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame: Sport and the Child Soldier

9:45 – 10:50 a.m. – Entering the Sports & Entertainment Industry
• Ndidi Massay, J.D. ‘93, New York State Athletic Commission
• Matt Nussbaum, J.D. ‘04, Major League Baseball Players Association
• Kevin R. Schulz, B.A. ‘96, Foley & Lardner LLP

11:00 – 11:55 a.m. – Advocating Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport
• Michael Straubel, Professor of Law, Valparaiso University Law School: A Case Study in Russian Organized Doping

12:05 – 12:35 p.m. – JICL Student Panel
• Leigha Crout, J.D. ‘16, L.L.M in Human Rights ‘17: Forced Evictions, Homelessness, and Destruction: Summer “Games”?
• Joel Freeborn, J.D. ‘18: A Modern Tale of Forced Labor in the Desert and the Complacency of FIFA, and the West
• Annie Nguyen, J.D. ‘18: Protecting the Integrity of Athletic Competitions at the Expense of Female Athletes
• Luis Vargas, J.D. ‘18: Brexit, Doomsday for English Football?

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. – Keynote Question & Answer with Raghib “Rocket” Ismail

Co-sponsored by:

• Nanovic Institute for European Studies
• The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
• Foley & Lardner LLP
• Center for Civil and Human Rights
• Notre Dame Sports, Communications, and Entertainment Law Forum
• Notre Dame Career Development Office
• MBA Sports Business Club