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Sports, Media & Entertainment executives to speak at TRU Law student conference

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January 26, 2017 - 2:01 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Students Law Society (SLS) at TRU Law are set to host their annual conference on February 2-3, 2017. This year’s theme is In the Spotlight: Sports, Media and Entertainment Law. The event is open to the public.

The conference is organized entirely by TRU Law students. Organizers have worked hard to schedule a lineup of high profile and acclaimed professionals in the fields of sports, media and entertainment who will deliver talks on relevant and interesting topics in these popular fields, including:


Keynote: Paul Haagenson (president, Live Nation Canada) will be giving us a closer look at how his operations are run and how decisions (many of which are legal decisions) are made.

  • Peter Lawless (vice-president, Canadian Olympic Committee) – Doping/Sports Arbitration
  • Paul Melia (president and CEO of the Canadian Centre of Ethics in Sport) - Ethics in Sports
  • Michael McCann (legal analyst for Sports Illustrated)
  • Gilles Daigie (general legal counsel, SOCAN - Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)
  • Jennifer Keim (senior legal counsel at the BCLC)
  • Karim Amlani (senior legal counsel, Hootsuite)
  • Plus a slate of other speakers and panelists discussing topics such as:
  • TRU Law Associate Dean and sports law expert Jon Heshka on negligence in extreme sports
  • TRU Law third-year student Kyle Sandulescu on NCAA concussion liability
  • TRU Law third-year student Kris Kinash on NHL regional blackouts and Canada’s Competition Act
  • Kyle and Kris recently represented TRU Law at the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada
  • TRU Law Assistant Professor Ryan Gauthier on Human rights violations and hosting the Olympics, a topic on which he recently published a new book
  • TRU alum Donya Vahidi on entertainment law

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