Founder Jeremy Evans at California Sports Lawyer® has launched the first of its kind California Sports Lawyer® Negotiation Competition at the world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium, in Pasadena, California, featuring JD, LLM, and MBA students on teams of two from the same university, including entertainment, media, sports law and business management topics. The competition will be held on February 2-4, 2023, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Third team member fee: $500.
Traveling coaches and faculty advisors: $300.
Includes: Negotiations held in iconic Terry Donahue Pavilion suites. Networking and tours inside the stadium and on the field. Prizes awarded to top four teams + Rose Bowl swag for all participants. Industry and celebrity judges. Food, beverage, symposium/speakers, and events as outlined below.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
4:00 PM - Check-in, tours, and welcome at suite level (overlooking the field)
5:15 PM – 7:00 PM – Mixer at suite level
Friday, February 3, 2023
8 – 8:50 AM. Check in on suite level and enjoy breakfast before the first round. Competitor Orientation starts at 8:30 AM.
8-850 AM. Judges Orientation.
9 – 10:35 AM. Round 1A
11:30 AM – 1:05 PM. Round 1B
1:05 PM – 2:35 PM. Lunch. Judges Orientation. Separate Competitor Orientation.
2:00 PM – 3:45 PM – Round 2A
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Round 2B
6:00 – 7:30 PM – Mixer, Key Note/Symposium on the field. The teams who advance to the final day will be announced. Confidential information will be distributed to final four teams. Announce Best Advocate Award and other awards. Friday evening, offsite mixer. *Hotel rate discounts TBD.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Final Round 3A and 3B with final four teams and celebrity judges.
Notes about the competition:
Three (3) judges per negotiation. The first entertainment, media, and sports law negotiation of its kind. Negotiation between two sets of JD/LLM/MBA students for each side. Role play as representatives for client, negotiating a contract for their client (team vs. player, business vs. business, etc.). Except for the final round, each team of two to three students from each school is provided general and confidential facts in advance of the competition (A versus B sides). Three rounds (1, 2, and final).
Potential Negotiation topics:
First Round (entertainment): negotiate a film production and distribution agreement(s) between an athlete and a streamer for a sports documentary
Second Round (sports): Purchasing/selling a professional sports franchise
Final Round (media): Negotiating a television rights deal for a streamer
About the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation: The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to financially ensure the appropriate honoring of a historic past, while building a premier future through making the venue and surrounding activity spaces even more distinguished and iconic as one of the world’s most celebrated entertainment areas. "INSPIRE" is a historic, inspirational $40 million capital campaign that will culminate by the Rose Bowl Stadium's Centennial birthday in 2022.
The Foundation’s four core values were born out of respect for those that have made the Central Arroyo a special, unique place for all types of visitors, regardless of demographic background or skill sets. It is the responsibility of the Foundation to continue growing the strength of this legacy through creating symbiotic, expansive options to best grow and supplement current activity at the venue and in the Central Arroyo.
About the Rose Bowl Stadium: The Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, California. The Stadium opened in 1922 and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering landmark. Renowned sports announcer Keith Jackson referred to the Rose Bowl as the "Grandaddy of them all." Sports Illustrated ranked the Rose Bowl as the number one college football stadium of all time. The UCLA Bruins football team calls the Rose Bowl Stadium their home.
About Jeremy M. Evans:
Jeremy M. Evans is the Chief Entrepreneur Officer, Founder & Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media, and sports clientele. Evans is an award-winning attorney and industry leader based in Los Angeles. He founded the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition in San Diego in 2011. He can be reached at Jeremy@CSLlegal.com. www.CSLlegal.com.
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