Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society


We aim to schedule a variety of educational and networking events to appeal to our membership and the NYU Law community. Please see below for the complete calendar of events for the upcoming semester. Join the IPELS listserv through NYU Home or our Facebook page for updates and invitations.

2014-2015 Events

Sports Committee Events


  • Monday 10/27 from 6-8pm in Furman 326 — Q&A with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, Harvard Law ‘76 (seats are first-come, first-serve)


  • Wednesday, 10/29 at 12:25pm Milbank Tweed Forum with Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins “How to Become a Real Estate Mogul, NFL Team Owner and Philanthropic Leader”

  • Monday 11/3 from 12-1:30 in Vanderbilt 201 — Lunch w/ Jonathan Amoona of Winston & Strawn LLP, Georgetown Law ‘09



Cyberlaw Committee Events


  • Monday 10/27 from 12:30-1:50 in FH 120 Book release lunch “Civil Disobedience and the Internet” with Molly Sauter @OddLetters

  • Wednesday 11/12 at 5pm - Revenge Porn and the Celebrity Photo Hacks: Can A Legal Response Balance Privacy and Free Speech? (co-sponsored by DVAP and Law Women)

    • The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society presents a panel on the legal and ethical issues surrounding revenge porn and the recent celebrity photo hacks.  Speakers representing several viewpoints will discuss what - if any - legal remedies exist and how those remedies may protect or inhibit the First and Fourth Amendments.  

      Snacks will be provided.  


Patent Committee Event


  • Wednesday 10/29 from 5:30-7pm in Furman 326 Patent Spotlight: Collaboration in Action at Morrison & Foerster (no scientific background necesssary!)

    • Come join us to hear about this collaboration in action from two partners who have worked together on high profile patent litigation cases at Morrison & Foerster:  Rich Hung, deputy chair of the IP Litigation Practice, and Peter Yim, head of the Electronics, Software & Telecommunications Patent Prosecution Group.  Mr. Hung and Mr. Yim will discuss their paths to their respective practices and how they work together to bring successful results for their clients. (Refreshments sponsored by MoFo)


Entertainment Committee Events

    • and more!


    Past Events

    • Bitcoin: Digital Currencies, Business and the Law
    • The NCAA Enforcement Process: A Critical Discussion
    • Sports Law Roundtable Discussion
    • Internet and Information Law Panel "Breaking into the Law: Hacking and the Rise of Cyberwarfare"
    • Third Annual Sports Law Colloquium

      The Sports Law Committee invites you to attend a day-long symposium to discuss some of the premiere legal questions in sports today. 
      The program will feature three panels. The first panel will examine the ethics of the Alex Rodriguez case. Here, we will explore the facts of the matter as well as the ethical implications of all of the parties involved, including Alex Rodriguez, other MLB players, Major League Baseball as well as the New York Yankees. The second panel involves a discussion of television sponsorship deals; given the current explosion in television deals, and the impact that this has on teams and leagues, a proper understanding of this market is vital to understand the direction of modern athletics. Finally, the third panel will explore the future of collegiate sports given the recent antitrust litigation and arguments over pay for student athletes.
      The first panel will include Robert Boland, Academic Chair of Sport Management, NYU; Wayne McDonnell, Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Management, NYU; Michael O'Keefe, New York Daily News; Eugene Orza, Former Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball Players Association; and will be moderated by Anita Marks, NBC Sports Radio.
      The second panel will include Tiki Barber, Television and Radio Personality and Retired NFL Running Back; Robert Boland, Academic Chair of Sports Management, NYU; Marc Edelman, Associate Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College; Craig Esherick, Professor of Sport Management, George Mason University; Len DeLuca, President, Len DeLuca and Associates; Charles Grantham, Former Director, National Basketball Players Association; Donald McPherson, NCAA Football Analyst and Member of the College Football Hall of Fame; and will be moderated by Dana Jacobson, Television and Radio Anchor.
      The third panel will include John Maguire, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, NY Giants; Joe Nahra, Legal and Business Affairs Executive, CAA Sports; Christina Song, Vice President of Legal and Buisness Affairs, Madison Square Garden; and Michael Verille, Senior Associate, GlideSlope.
      Michael Hausfeld, Chairman, LLP will provide the Keynote.
      The program is open to NYU students, practicing attorneys (who can receive CLE credit), and the general public. Program details and registration are available here. Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to register in advance via the registration page.