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Diamond Dollars Case Competition

Pepperdine Law students Joe Franzi, Dan Paret, and David Meals partnered with Business School students Rama Raju and Michael Alexander to place FIRST the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Analytics Conference more... in Phoenix, Arizona in March 7-9, 2013. In this competition, a team of students evaluate a baseball operations case problem and present their analysis and recommendation to a panel of MLB front office executives. As the competition champions, our Pepperdine Law-Business student team presented before the entire SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball (MLB) and Bloomberg Sports. Pepperdine placed first over teams from Columbia, University of Chicago, Indiana, Elon, and George Washington University. Pepperdine’s win was covered by numerous press outlets and acknowledged by Vince Gennaro.

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National Entertainment Moot Court Competition

In November 2013, under the supervision of Professor Nancy McGinis, Patty Hayes, and Co-Chairs, Kristine Gamboa and Jessica Johnson, Pepperdine hosted its 15th Annual National Entertainment Moot Court Competition with twenty-four law schools competing from around the United States.

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National Basketball Negotiation Competition

Pepperdine students Daniel Boysen and Eli Melamed advanced to the Final Championship Round at the National Basketball Negotiation Competition at Fordham Law School’s Sports Law Forum in New York City, March 16-17, 2013.more... Students from fourteen law schools across the country competed in this competition where students play the role of attorney teams representing NBA team owners, player agents, and corporate sponsors in negotiations involving player-team trades, player endorsements, corporate sponsorship deals with teams, and Intra-league negotiations re-examining the NBA draft system. Accompanied by Professor Weston, Dan and Eli negotiated in five rounds – the final round judged by Hon. Denny Chin of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, Executive VP of Business Affairs, Chief Legal Officer, Brooklyn Nets, and Dimitrious Efstathiou, Senior Counsel for Major League Soccer.

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Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition

Pepperdine students Amanda Fletcher, Kara Ritchey, Sandy Ciel, and Jessica Johnson participated in the Entertainment Law Negotiation Competition at Southwestern University Law School. Brad Raboin, a Pepperdine School of Law Alum (’12), helped with coaching the team.more... The students worked hard in their preparations of representing the role of counsel for an entertainment production company in negotiations with talent and a television network contract. Twenty-four teams from across the country competed. Entertainment industry lawyers served as judges and gave helpful and positive feedback to our students.

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National Baseball Arbitration Competition

In January 2013, Dan Paret, Pepperdine's Sports and Entertainment Law Society President, and Kevin Dulaney represented Pepperdine at the Tulane University’s 6th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition.  Dan and Kevin finished more... in the top 10 of over 40 law school teams participating in this competition. Pepperdine is mentioned in the ESPN report on this competition which fields teams from 40 law schools across the country.

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The New Normal in College Sports

The Pepperdine Law Review, in association with EMS-Straus and Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) presents a symposium on cutting edge issues in college sports. The symposium will consist of four panel discussions with more... leading academics, university leaders, and practitioners in a variety of areas, including: a conversation with institutional leaders of major intercollegiate athletic programs; a consideration of the possibility of an antitrust exemption for the NCAA; the impact of conference realignment, digital media, broadcasting, and commercialization; and other emerging hot topics in college sports. Watch the Symposium Video