Experts debate college athletics at the LAA Fall Lecture

This year's Law Alumni Association Fall Lecture, entitled "College Athletics: Is Anyone in Charge?", brought together leading sports, business, law and media experts to debate issues and questions of regulation currently facing the world of college athletics. The LAA event, jointly sponsored with the NYU Sports & Society Program, featured a panel moderated by University Professor Arthur Miller that examined the various oversight roles played by the NCAA, the university, athletic departments, the media, alumni-boosters, and the law, and why such regulation is important.

Featured panelists:

  • LaVar Arrington, former Penn State University football player and former Washington Redskins and New York Giants professional football player
  • David Brekke '15, NYU Law student and former Columbia University football player
  • Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the division of medical ethics in the department of population health at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Dana Jacobson, former sports anchorwoman for ESPN
  • David Jones, sports columnist for the Patriot-News
  • Bob Lamonte, founder and CEO of Professional Sports Representation
  • Joseph Nocera, business columnist for the New York Times
  • Tim Pernetti, director of intercollegiate athletics at Rutgers University
  • John Sexton, president of New York University
  • Leonard Wilf (LL.M. '77), NYU Law trustee and owner and vice chairman of the Minnesota Vikings
  • Dr. Connee Zotos, clinical associate professor of sports management at the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management at NYU

Watch the introduction to the lecture by Dean Richard Revesz and Rocco Andriola, president of the Law Alumni Association here.

Watch the full video of the lecture (1 h 25 min):

Posted on December 21, 2012