National Sports Law Institute
Conference on the
Evolving Nature of Amateur Sports
October 19, 2004
MILWAUKEE – The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University
Law School (NSLI) will host a conference on The Evolving Nature
of High School, College and Olympic Sports in the 21st Century.
The conference will take place at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center
from Thursday, October 21 through Friday, October 22, 2004. Conference
panels will discuss drug testing in amateur sports, issues in
international and Olympic sports, Title IX and gender equity,
and the relationship between amateur athletics and academics.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Professor Ken Shropshire,
David W. Hauck Professor at the Wharton School, the Chairman of
Legal Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and member of
the National Sports Law Institute Board of Advisors. He
will discuss “The Evolution of the African-American Athlete Post-
Brown v. Board of Education” at a luncheon from 12:15-1:45pm on
Thursday. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity
to tour Marquette 's Al McGuire Center at 5:30pm on Thursday.
At noon on Friday, October 22 nd the NSLI will host its Master
of the Game award luncheon honoring Dr. Cedric Dempsey, former
president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The award luncheon will be followed by a seminar on ethical
issues in sports and entertainment law , co-sponsored by the
NSLI and the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the State
Bar of Wisconsin.
The conference is sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP, College
Town, and Scheer Game Sports Development, LLC.
For additional information on the National Sports Law Institute
or this conference, please contact Anne Broeker in the Office
of Public Affairs at Marquette University.