Past Events - 2012-2013
10.16.12: How to Break Into the Industry
American University Washington College of Law (WCL) alumni panel spoke about their own career paths and provided advice on how current law students could enter the sports and entertainment industry.
- Pamela Deese - Partner, Intellectual Property Group, Arent Fox LLP
- Michael Goldberg - Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
- Linda Zirkelbach - Of counsel, Potomac Law Group; Former VP of Legal Affairs, Recording Industry Association of America
- Damien Alexander - VP and Associate General Counsel of Business and Legal Affairs, BET
02.27.13: The Rooney Rule at 10 Years; Does it Work?
The Rooney Rule requires all NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for a vacant head coach or front office position. At the Rule's tenth anniversary, the Sports and Entertainment Society held a symposium discussing the impact of the Rooney Rule and whether it is still necessary. The event was moderated by WCL Sports Law and Civil Procedure Professor N. Jeremi Duru.
- Andrew Brandt - ESPN Business Analyst; Director of Sports Law Program, Villanova Law School; Former VP, Green Bay Packers
- Floyd Keith - Executive Director, Black Coaches and Administrators
- Louis "Skip" Perkins - Athletic Director, Howard University
- Cyrus Mehri - Co-founder and Counsel, Fritz Pollard Alliance
03.21.13: The Actor's Ensemble, How Far can a Law Degree take you in the Entertainment Industry?
This panel of individuals featured individuals who obtained their law degrees and used them in various ways in the entertainment industry (not just to practice law!). The panel was moderated by Jay Rosenthal, Entertainment Law Professor at George Washington University Law School.
- Jonathan Lomma ('02) - Talent agent, William Morris Endeavor
- Laurence Kaye ('91) - Broadway Producer, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying & American Idiot
- Joe Reinkemeyer - Screen Writer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Law and Order
04.04.13: One-on-One with Karen Leetzow
WCL graduate Karen Leetzow ('91) came back to school to kick off our One-on-One series. In an intimate setting, students were able to get to know the Deputy General Counsel and Vice President at NASCAR. This event was moderated by WCL Professor Christine Haight Farley.