Fantasy Sports and Youth Sports Coaching Issues to be Addressed at Sept. 10 Sports Law and Ethics Symposium at Santa Clara University

Speakers include Super Bowl 50 Host Committee CEO Keith Bruce and
journalists Tom Farrey and William C. Rhoden

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The sixth annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium hosted by the Santa
Clara University Institute of Sports Law and Ethics will address the
intellectual-property and business-law facets of fantasy sports; the
need to overhaul youth sports in America; and other timely sports law
and ethical issues.

The all-day symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at
the University’s Locatelli Activity Center, 500 El Camino Real, Santa
Clara, Calif. The keynote speaker will be Keith Bruce, CEO of the
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, which is managing events related to the
Super Bowl on Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

“This year’s symposium will tackle some of the most important legal and
ethical issues in youth, college and pro sports today, from the vantage
point of some of the most expert practitioners, coaches or counselors in
the field,” said Donald Polden, chair of ISLE and professor and former
dean of Santa Clara University School of Law.

Additional speakers and topics will be:

Lunch speaker Tom Farrey, ESPN journalist, author, and executive
director of the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
speaker William Rhoden, New York Times sports columnist
Ethics in Sports session: Jack Bowen, author, educator and chair
of the National Coaches Council for the Positive Coaching Alliance

Coaching in Youth Sports session
Jim Thompson,
CEO, Positive Coaching Alliance (moderator)
Jay Coakley,
professor, University of Colorado Department of Sociology
associate professor, Bridgewater College
, head coach, Santa Clara University women’s soccer, and
director of Jerry Smith Coaching for Life Academy

Fantasy Sports session
Donald J. Polden, dean
emeritus and professor of law, Santa Clara University (moderator)
, founder of and instructor, Arizona State
Keith C. Miller, Ellis & Nelle Levitt
Distinguished Professor of Law, Drake University
Michael Rubin,
, Altshuler Berzon LLP, San Francisco
Seth Young,
Chief Operating Officer, Star Fantasy Leagues

Hot Topics in Sports Law and Ethics session
, director of legal and business affairs, GoPro Entertainment
Derek Belch, CEO and founder, StriVR
Technologies, and former assistant football coach, Stanford
general counsel & senior VP of business affairs, Pac-12
Adonal Foyle, community relations ambassador,
Golden State Warriors, and former NBA Player

A link to the full event agenda is at
Registration is $150 per person, free for students with a valid student

Media are invited to attend. To request media credentials, please email
Deborah Lohse, SCU Media Relations, at
by Monday, Sept. 7.

About The Santa Clara University Institute for Sports Law and Ethics

The Santa Clara University Institute for Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE)
was founded by Santa Clara University School of Law, the SCU Department
of Athletics, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Its 32-member
board includes distinguished athletes and sports executives. ISLE’s
signature event is the annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium. Each
spring, ISLE grants its ETHOS Award for Ethics in Sport to an
individual, group, or organization that has contributed to the ethics of
sport and its positive role in American society. ISLE’s mission is to
reflect Santa Clara University’s commitment to a rigorous intellectual
inquiry in the field of sports, with a view toward fostering competence,
conscience, and compassion in that area of endeavor.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university
located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley,
offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in
arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s
and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one
of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities,
California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates
faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more
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