Symposium: From Courts of Sport to Courts of Justice

Location: Notre Dame Eck Hall of Law (View on map )

From Courts of Sport to Courts of Justice: The Impact of International Sports on Individuals, Society, and the World.


8:40am – Opening Remarks

8:50am – 9:35am – Sports & the Common Good

  • John Soares: The Role of Hockey in the Cold War
  • Ed Edmonds: The Vatican’s View on Sport at the Service of Humanity
  • Ed Mayo: The Business of Child Soldiers in Sports

9:45am – 10:50am – Entering the Sports & Entertainment Industry

  • Ndidi Massay (New York State Athletic Commission)
  • Matt Nussbaum (Major League Baseball Players Association)
  • Kevin Schulz (Foley & Lardner LLP)

11:00am – 11:55am – Advocating Before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Michael Straubel: A Case Study in Russian Organized Doping

12:05pm – 12:35pm – JICL Student Panel

  • Leigha Crout: Forced Evictions, Homelessness, and Destruction: Summer “Games”?
  • Joel Freeborn: A Modern Tale of Forced Labor in the Desert and the Complacency of FIFA, and the West
  • Annie Nguyen: Protecting the Integrity of Athletic Competitions at the Expense of Female Athletes
  • Luis Vargas: Brexit, Doomsday for English Football?

12:45pm – 2:00pm – Keynote / Question & Answer with Raghib “Rocket” Ismail

Sponsored by

The Journal of International and Comparative Law with support from

  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies
  • 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