Welcome to the Entertainment and Sports Law Association's Donation page! Thank you for taking the time to come check us out. Most of you who are on this page know who we are, but for those of you who don't, please check out our purpose below. Also, please follow us on Twitter: @CMLawESLA2018 and friend us on Facebook: Cleveland-Marshall Entertainment and Sports Law Association
Why should you donate/what will the money you donate be used for?
You will be helping us cover the cost of our Annual Symposium. ESLA will be hosting our annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium on Friday, April 12, 2019. The Symposium is a CLE event in which we bring in highly regarded legal minds and professionals from all over the country to discuss emerging legal issues in the area of Sports and Entertainment Law. In the past, this has been a high profile event, and this year looks to be one of the best Symposium's yet. We are hoping to have four panels regarding Player Health and Safety in Professional Sports, the effects of the recently passed Music Modernization Act, and Ethics in Collegiate Athletics. We expect the symposium to be very well attended and bring continued notoriety to the law school.
What do I get if I donate?
ESLA's Purpose: To help promote the concept of sports and entertainment law for student's desire of a concentration and better understanding of these fields of law, through guest speaker lectures, fundraising events, symposia, and the institution of sports and entertainment internships and externships. The association also hopes to help promote the success of students interested in sports and entertainment law by giving them a more comprehensive and behind-the-scenes knowledge of the subject matter as well as increase their networking ability locally and nationally.
ESLA is also one of the most active student organizations on campus. Below is a list of events we have held/participated in throughout the 2018-2019 school year:
ESLA's 1st Annual Golf Outing
Created the ESLA Interview Series in which our President and Vice President of Sports interview attorneys and professional in the sports and entertainment industry.
Sent two members to compete in the Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Competition
Thank you for all of the donations; we can't even express how much we appreciate them. You are now all a part of our future success!
"I'm proud to say that I have served as the faculty advisor of the Entertainment and Sports Law Association for years. Through its aggressive agenda of events, symposia, and student involvement, the Entertainment and Sports Law Association demonstrates why it is an asset to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law."
- Peter A. Carfagna
Magis, LLC, Chairman/CEO
Harvard Law School, Distinguished Professor
“ESLA served as an important starting point for me to understand where to begin when seeking to ‘break in’ to the sports and entertainment industries.”
Cleveland Cavaliers, Associate General Counsel
Former ESLA Member
"ESLA helped lay the foundation of my sports and entertainment law career, and continues to play an important role. Every year I look forward to ESLA's annual Symposium, which gives C|M Law rare access to the leaders of the Sports and Entertainment Law community."
Mansour Gavin, LPA, Attorney
Certified NFLPA Contract Advisor
Former ESLA Member
"As a law student, ESLA provided a great opportunity to gain insight into the sports legal community, as well as networking opportunities with industry professionals. As an attorney, ESLA has continued to be a great resource for CLEs and other content."
Historical Basketball League, Chief Executive Officer
Sixth City Sports & Entertainment, Co-Founder and Managing Member
Former ESLA Member