Sports and Entertainment Law Society News

Sports & Entertainment Law Student Night - Saturday, March 15

Law students are invited to attend the Sports & Entertainment Law Student Night on March 15 at the Nashville Predators v. St. Louis Blues game.  Participants can attend a pre-game program featuring Michelle Kennedy, General Counsel for the Nashville Predators, Stu Grimson, Broadcaster, and Don Jackson, Attorney, The Sports Group. For more information, see the FLYER.

SELS 4th Annual Superbowl Party!

Come take a break from studying and join everyone at Molly Malones on Bardstown Road for the 4th Annual Superbowl Party. Kickoff time is at 6:30PM on Sunday, February 5th, 2012. The cost is $5 for SELS members and $10 for nonmembers which includes all you can eat, all you can drink. 

Angel Tree In the Law Library

This holiday season be an Angel! You have probably noticed the large Angel tree in the Law Library for the Salvation Army, sponsored by the Sports Entertainment Law Society.

Heres some info: 

  • You can pick one or more angels, sign it/them out and grab the corresponding blue bag.
  • The Salvation Army asks for a minimum donation of one outfit/coat and one toy per angel, but feel free to do more.
  • Do not wrap gifts, just put them in the bag for the angel.
  • All bags must be returned to the Angel tree no later than December 9. 
 Help those less fortunate this holiday season! If you have any questions contact Brad Corbin

Tailgate Party



October 21st, 2011, 3:00pm – 8:00 pm
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Lot H, Pole 28
Sponsors: Westlaw,Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association

Registration Cost: All you can eat and drink: $5 for members, $10 for non-members; Cornhole Tournament: $10 per team, $5 per individual

On Friday, October 21st, 2011 the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will hold its Fourth Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament before the UofL v. Rutgers Football game. Tailgating will start around 3 PM at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Cost for all you can eat and drink is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. We will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, side items, desserts, and various beverages. The cornhole tournament will start around 4 pm and is $10 per team to participate or $5 per person if you sign up as an individual. Prizes go to the top two teams.

Look for the opportunity to sign up for the cornhole tournament in the law school lobby starting Monday, October 10, 2011 or contact an SELS officer or Sports Committee member. Please contact Chrissy Pachuta ( with any questions. This event, brought to you by Westlaw, is a great opportunity to network among your fellow law students, cheer on the Louisville Cardinals, and just have a lot of fun.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!


Monthly Meeting

GROUP MEETING  Wednesday, October 12th from 12:15-1:00 in room 075.

We will be discussing the upcoming tailgate/cornhole tournament for the Louisville v. Rutgers game.

We will be needing the help of some group members for the event, so come to the meeting to find out what you can do to help!

1L's - we will be holding 1L representative elections during the meeting. If you are interested in running for the position please send me 1-2 paragraphs about why you want the position and what your qualifications are to Chrissy Pachuta at Shes takin care of business (sing the song while you read it). 


SELS Meet & Greet


      The Sports and Entertainment Law Society would like to invite everyone out to Molly Malone's on Baxter Road (Bardstown) for a meet and greet with the officers Thursday, September 1 from 9-11 p.m.  The time had orginally been posted as 6 to 9 but we did not want to conflict with individuals who had tickets to the game and are therefore pushing the time back.  Please take a break, come out have a drink, and meet the officers.  We look forward to seeing and meeting everyone.


Jarad Key

Upcoming SELS Events

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society would like to announce the following three events in September.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meet & Greet and Game Watch

Thursday September 1, 7:30 PM at Molly Malones Pub, 933 Baxter Avenue

Come out and watch the first University of Louisville Cardinals Football Game at Molly Malones on Baxter Avenue and cheer on the cards!

First Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meeting

Friday, September 9, 1PM in Room 175


The SELS will host its first meeting of the year. We will be discussing the tailgate, speakers, and general information about the group and hold 1L elections. We will also be doing the raffle for all 1L's that submitted their information for the $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card. You must be present to win.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Speaker

Friday, September 23, at 1PM in Room 175


Come listen to Jeremy Beck, an Associate Attorney at Ackerson & Yann discuss intellectual property law (copyright and trademark), entertainment and art law, contracts, and general business law. His clients include individuals and business entities active in the music and film industries, publishing, visual arts, and graphic design.




SELS and the YMCA Safe Place Services

The YMCA Safe Place Services is a  service branch of the YMCA of Greater Louisville. In 1974 the YMCA of Greater Louisville Shelter House was created to meet the immediate needs of teens who were living on the street; to this day, it is the only shelter specifically for this age group in Louisville and the only place in town where any youth can self refer for services absolutely free of charge.

SELS is conducting a drive to collect items needed by the shelter. It will be extremely easy to donate; there will be a list of needed items in the Mosaic Lobby next to a box where you can drop the donation. The drive will run until the end of April.

New Time for "Interested in becoming and Entertainment Lawyer?"

Join SELS along with Entertainment Lawyer and Brandeis School of Law graduate T.D. Ruth Friday April 8th at 11:45 AM in Room 175. Mr. Ruth has an extensive background as a practicing lawyer in the music industry and will discuss strategies for breaking into the industry, obstacles associated with the field, and an overview of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with being an entertainment lawyer.

Mr. Ruth is currently Senior Counsel at Lassiter, Tidwell, Davis, Keller & Hogan in Nashville, TN. He has represented recording artists, songwriters, producers, independent record labels and publishers in all facets of the music industry. He most frequently represents the interests of producers in negotiations with recording artists, recording artists in negotiations with major record labels, and songwriters in negotiations with major publishers. On behalf of producer clients, he recently has negotiated with Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, The Pussycat Dolls and Paul Oakenfold.

Due to the high profile of many of Lassiter Tidwell’s clients, T. D. also focuses a significant portion of his practice on trademarks as well as rights of publicity and privacy. He has successfully represented numerous clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in pursuing trademark applications and overcoming office actions, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in prosecuting and defending oppositions to registration and petitions to cancel, and has pursued many ICANN claims for the return of domain names.

Food and drinks will be provided!!!

We will also be holding elections immediately after the speaker. If you are interested in running for office please contact Christina Pachuta anytime before Friday!!

SELS 4th Annual Super Bowl Party

Everyone is invited to join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society at Molly Malones this Sunday, February 6 at 5 PM, for the Fourth annual SUPER BOWL party!! 

The cost of admission is $5 for for members and $10 for non-members and covers food and beverage all night!  Take a break from the grind of law school.  Hope to see everyone there! It is an open event so bring anyone you'd like!