TRESL Symposium Schedule




2011 Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium
The Role of Agents in Entertainment & Sports Law March 24, 2011


9:00-9:30 am Registration and Coffee

9:30-10:00 am Opening Remarks

10:00-11:00 am Professor David Caudill, Villanova School of Law

Professor Caudill will speak on the ethics of agents and attorney-agents, who are held to higher ethical standards than agents, and how they can adequately co-exist in the sports and entertainment industries.

1.00 hour of CLE, with 1.00 hr ethics

11:00-12:00 pm Josh Luchs, former high-profile sports agent

Josh Luchs will speak about his real-world experience with amateur athletes, the NCAA ethics rules, and the NFL. He will discuss his own NCAA ethics violations and in light of Professor Caudill’s topic.

1.00 hour of CLE, with .50 hr ethics

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00-2:30 pm Agents Across Entertainment Panel
  • Bill Stapleton, Founder of Capital Sports & Entertainment, partner in C3 Presents, and long-time agent to Lance Armstrong
  • Brian Jones, former NFL player and current CBS Sports Analyst
  • Larry Waks, entertainment lawyer, Jackson Walker
  • Erin Aldrich, former Olympian and future agent
  • Professor Bob Boland, athlete representative and professor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Professor Michael Cramer, former President of Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars current director of the Texas Sports and Media Program
This is a panel discussion about agents and attorneys across the entertainment spectrum, including athlete endorsement deals, and the types of legal challenges they encounter. Moderated by Professor David Sokolow.

1.50 hours of CLE

2:30-2:45 pm Break

2:45-4:15 pm The Future of Agents: New Developments & Proposed Changes
  • Professor Michael Cramer, former President of Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars current director of the Texas Sports and Media Program
  • Professor David Caudill, Villanova School of Law
  • Josh Luchs, former NFL agent
  • Professor Maureen Weston, Pepperdine School of Law
  • Professor Bob Boland, athlete representative and professor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
This panel will address the future legal climate for agents and attorney-agents, potential ethical frameworks for the industry, and thoughts on recent developments. Moderated by Professor David Sokolow.

1.50 hours of CLE