Sports and Entertainment Law Society News

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!


 

SELS Meeting

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society will conduct its next meeting on Wednesday, February 2 at 12:00 Noon in Room 275.

They will discuss the Super Bowl party, public service, and upcoming speakers.

Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is sponsoring a Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Please deposit your donated items under the tree in the law school's library by December 8.

Contact Brad Corbin or Cathy Barnes if you have questions.


Free Lunch with the General Counsel of the Indiana Pacers

On Friday, October 15th the Sports and Entertainment Law Society is offering a free lunch with the general counsel of the Indiana Pacers from 11:30am-1:00pm in the Cox Lounge. So come on out and ask some questions or just listen and enjoy some free Jimmy Johns!

SELS Meeting & Free Food

The SELS will be having a meeting Wednesday, September 1. There will be free food. We will be discussing the SELS tailgate for the UL v UK football game as well as having 1L elections. It will be in Room 275 at 12:10. Come on out and put your input in and see how you can get involved with SELS. All current members of SELS please be sure to attend! For any questions please contact Chrissy Pachuta.

SELS 3rd Annual Tailgate & Cornhole Tournament

On Saturday, September 4, 2010 the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will hold its Third Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament before the U of L v. U of K Football game. Tailgating will start around 10 am  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 12 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 Wednesday, August 25, 2010 or contact an SELS officer or Sports Committee member. The cutoff time to sign up for the cornhole tournament is Friday, September 3rd at 4:00 pm. Please contact Brad Corbin 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 as they face a big conference rival, and just have a lot of fun.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

Sports and Entertainment Law Society 2nd Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament

On Friday, October 2, 2009 the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will hold its Second Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament before the U of L v. Pittsburgh Football game. Tailgating will start around 3 pm  at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Cost for all you can eat and drink is $2 for members and $6 for non-members. We will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, side items, desserts, and various beverages. The cornhole tournament will start around 5 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 Wednesday, September 23, 2009 or contact an SELS officer or Sports Committee member. The cutoff time to sign up for the cornhole tournament is Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 pm. Please contact Jennifer Ward at jsward01@louisville.edu with any questions. The event is a great opportunity to network among your fellow law students, cheer on the Louisville Cardinals as they face a big conference rival, and just have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

 

 

Formation of a National Sports and Entertainment Law Society

There has been a creation of a national Sports and Entertainment Law Society that will try to bring together all of the SELS throughout the country.  This site and organization will bring together ideas, networks and events that will be very beneficial to all those interested in learning more about the field of Sports Law.  The organization is new and still working on the all the details, but stay tuned for more information and good luck this semester!