Sports and entertainment law event includes discussion on whether college athletes should be paid
Public Relations - Published: February 25, 2014
A discussion on whether NCAA athletes should be paid will get significant attention at the Widener Law 2014 daylong conference that examines hot topics in sports and entertainment law.

The event Thursday, Feb. 27 on the law school’s campus at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Del. will begin with a morning panel discussion at 10 a.m. on the music industry, “Some of What Every Music Lawyer Needs to Know.” The afternoon session, “Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?” will follow beginning at 2 p.m.

The conference, now in its ninth year, is presented by the student-run Sports and Entertainment Law Association under the direction of Widener Law Adjunct Professor Alexander Murphy Jr. Murphy will also serve as moderator for both of the day’s panel discussions.

For practicing attorneys in Delaware and Pennsylvania attendance at the program offers five continuing legal education credits, including one ethics credit. New Jersey attorneys can self report for credits with a Widener Law certificate of attendance. The registration cost for attorneys attending for credit is $125 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks; the fee for Widener Law alumni is $100. The event is free for students and members of the general public, but does not include program materials or meals.

Registration and continental breakfast the day of the conference run from 9 to 9:50 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Carol Perrupato 302.477.2178 or e-mail