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Sports Law Symposium on Athletes’ Rights

A leading sports agent, an Olympic swimming champion and local sports law attorneys are among the panelists who will address the rights of athletes in Olympic sports at the “Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement.”

The University of Maine School of Law and Preti Flaherty’s Sports Law Group are hosting the event from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 13 at USM’s Abromson Community Education Center, Portland.

Registration is $35 and includes a reception and 2 hours of general CLE credit for Maine. For more information, and to register, contact Kim LeBlanc at 791-3161 or Lexie Moras at 780-4344.

The symposium will be of interest to high school and college athletic directors and coaches, and others who work in sport industries. Specific topics to be addressed include the “Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act,” the World Anti-Doping Code, and the athlete's right of publicity. 

Speakers include Peter Carlisle of Octagon,  who represents Olympic champions Michael Phelps and Seth Wescott; Preti Flaherty sports law attorneys Paul Greene and Matt Lane; Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the U.S. Equestrian Federation Sonja Keating; and Florida Coastal School of Law Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar, three-time Olympic swimming champion and leader in the fight for women’s rights in sports.