Pepperdine Caruso Law Students and Alumni in Sports Participate in 47th Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference
Pepperdine Caruso Law students and alumni in sports participated in the 47th Annual Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Conference. The conference, titled "The Athlete in Sports," took place on May 11-13 in Los Angeles.
Caruso Law sports law students Keyana Young, Anthony Pacheco, Trevor Pelletier, Taylor Jennings, and Matte Landau met with alumni in sports, including Norman Wain of USA Track & Field; Kacie Wallace of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Ombuds; Whitney Williams of Littler Mendelson; Aaron Mojarras; Howard Jacobs of Athlete Advocates; and Nona Lee of Truth DEI Consulting and former game coordinator of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Young commented, "I had an incredible experience attending panels, connecting with Pepperdine Caruso Law students and alumni, and networking with attorneys and students from all over involved in sports law."
In addition, Professor Weston was re-appointed for a three year term to the SLA Board of Directors. Professor Weston is also committee co-chair for the SLA Disability Affinity Group, a member of the board's International Sports Law, DEI, and Media Content Committees, and a member of the Hispanic and Women in Sports Affinity Groups. Professor Weston has served on the SLA Board of Directors for six years and is actively involved in outreach between law students and sports industry professionals.
The SLA is a non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. There are over 1,000 current members: practicing lawyers, law educators, law students, and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports.
Additional information on the conference may be found at Sports Lawyers Association