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“Sports and Eligibility - Who is Eligible to Play?”
The Law, Technology, and the Arts Symposium
NOV 11, 2005
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

This year's symposium deals with the hottest topic in sports law today—when are amateur sportsmen and sportswomen eligible to turn professional, and when is the best time for them to do so? Experts from pre-professional performance institutes, sporting associations, sports management, and sports law will discuss the topic with regard to the most popular team and individual sports. Speakers will explain the history of current eligibility rules and how they have evolved through litigation and collective bargaining agreements. The appropriate training regimen for young athletes hoping to turn pro, high-profile cases, related labor laws, and gender issues will be covered.

Symposium Chair
Peter A. Carfagna
Distinguished Visiting Practitioner at the Case School of Law and Senior Counsel at Calfee, Halter & Griswold
Speaker Information
Luncheon Keynote Speakers
Kevin O'Donnell
Co-Founder and Performance Consultant of Speed Dynamics

"Training Pre-Professional Athletes at 'Performance Institutes'"
Kevin O'DonnellWith Kevin O'Donnell's guidance, Speed Dynamics has created the world's most popular instructional videos for sports performance. Mr. O'Donnell has served as a lead instructor for USA Track & Field and the International Amateur Athletic Federation. He has consulted with championship teams in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball, and served as speed coach for the Cleveland Browns. As a high school coach, Mr. O'Donnell led the Cleveland Heights Beaumont teams to a record number of championship titles.

Loren Seagrave
Founder and Chief Performance Officer of Velocity Sports Performance

"When Can the Athlete Turn Pro: Preparation of the Pre-Professional Athlete"
Loren SeagraveLoren Seagrave is regarded as one of the most renowned speed and sports performance coaches in the world, and one of the leading exponents of applied sports science. At Velocity Sports Performance, he supervises all protocols and training philosophies. Mr. Seagrave has worked with over fifty Olympic and World Championship medalists, national and world record holders, and collegiate All-Americans. His experience includes coaching athletes in other sports and co-authoring Speed Dynamics Training System and Instructional Video Series.
Additional Information
The Law, Technology, and the Arts Symposium
The Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts was established in 2001 at Case Western Reserve University School of Law to be an internationally recognized forum for the interdisciplinary study of law, technology, and the arts. The Center focuses on teaching, research, and programs pertaining to intellectual property, technological innovation and technology transfer, the intersection of science, economics, philosophy, and the law, legal issues concerning biotechnology and computer technologies, and laws and cultural issues relating to the creative arts. This annual full-day symposium addresses important topical issues relating to law and technology and law and the arts.
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