National Sports Law Institute fall conference to focus on sports law faculty perspectives

Oct. 12, 2020

National Sports Law InstituteMILWAUKEE — The National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School will host its 31st annual Fall Conference, “Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty,” virtually on Friday, Oct. 16, from noon to 5 p.m.

The conference will feature members of the Sports Law Program faculty at Marquette Law School, leading discussions and giving presentations on areas within their particular specialty.

Topics will include issues in college athletics, featuring a panel of faculty and alumni from Marquette Law School currently working in intercollegiate compliance; sexual harassment in college athletics; when a coach is terminated without cause; interstate taxation of professional athletes and federal taxation of player trades; and Olympic sports arbitration.

A complete list of scheduled speakers can be found on the conference web page. Registration is now closed. Members of the media who are interested in speaking to one of the conference presenters should contact Kevin Conway in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Mike Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The National Sports Law Institute strives to be the leading national educational and research institute for the study of legal, ethical and business issues affecting amateur and professional sports from both an academic and practical perspective. It provides educational opportunities for law students as well as current and future leaders in the sports industry.

The NSLI also provides a national forum for discussion and thoughtful consideration of American and international sports issues and encourages input by persons and organizations with a wide range of viewpoints. The NSLI seeks to promote a legal environment in which sports at all levels of competition will flourish. In an effort to achieve these goals, the NSLI sponsors high-quality national conferences and symposia and promotes knowledge through publication of thoughtful scholarship in the Marquette Sports Law Review. It also serves as a resource for the media and public.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or