Santa Clara Athletics, one of the founding partners of Santa Clara's Institute for Sports Law and Ethics, will be jointly hosting the fourth annual Sports Law and Ethics Symposium on September 12 at Santa Clara University. The topic this year will be Sports Concussions: Problems and Proposed Solutions. The event's corporate sponsors include the San Francisco 49ers, the San Jose Sharks and the Oakland A's, as well as Manatt.
"Each of our three previous Sports Law and Ethics Symposiums have brought together many of the giants in this industry to address some of the most challenging legal and ethical issues confronting organized sports today," said Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan. "This year's promises to be just as compelling."
The speakers include keynoters Alan Schwarz of the New York Times and NFL Senior Vice-President for health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller. There will be a panel on medical issues, chaired by Dr. Robert Cantu, who is a Professor of Neurosurgery at Boston University and who is the author of a leading book on issues with youth concussions; a panel on football, chaired by Ramogi Huma, President of the National College Players Association; a panel on soccer, chaired by Olympic and World Cup champion, Brandi Chastain; a panel on youth issues, chaired by Tom Farrey of ESPN; and a panel on legal issues chaired by Ted Leland, the Athletic Director of University of the Pacific.
Also speaking will be retired football players, including Hall-of-Famer, Ronnie Lott, and three-time All Pro, Brent Jones.
There will also be a special lunchtime presentation, "What we can learn from what happened at Rutgers" by Jack Clark, the Cal Berkeley rugby coach who has won 22 NCAA Championships, and Jim Thompson, CEO and Founder of Positive Coaching Alliance.
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