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SELSA Week & 15th Annual Center Court Conference

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The Sports and Entertainment Law Student’s Association (SELSA) is excited to announce SELSA WEEK, which is from February 28 to March 4th. SELSA WEEK culminates with SELSA’s 15th Annual Center Court Conference.

This year, SELSA is working with some of the finest student organizations at Howard Law to coordinate both educational and social events.

The events are as follows:

Event / Panel
Monday, February 28 12:15PM - 1:20 PM Bianca Alexander of Soul of Green: Green TV & Production
Thursday, March 3 6:00 PM City-Wide 3L Thursday - Happy Hour
Friday, March 4 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM 15th Annual Center Court Conference & Networking Reception

his year, the Center Court Conference is comprised of a networking event and four panels, which focus on the following topics: Music; Television; Sports; and Intellectual Property. SELSA and its cosponsors will bring the TOP professionals in their respective industries to speak to you! The panel topics and confirmed guests are as follows:

Panel Title
Confirmed Panelist
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Television Women in Television & Entertainment Lisa Bonner - Bonner Law, P.C.- New York, NY

Erika Munro Kennerly - TruTV/Turner Entertainment - New York, NY

Joy Warren - 6 Sports, LLC - New York, NY

Cosponsors: Black Women in Entertainment Law, Women Law Student Association
2:10 PM -3:00 PM Intellectual Property Intersections Between Entertainment & IP Tanya Bridges - Dada Entertainment, Inc.- New York, NY

Brian Edge - Discovery Communications – Silver Spring, MD

Michael Melton – Michael E. Melton Enterprises - Smyrna, GA

Ray Thomas, Jr. - HUSL Intellectual Property & Trademark Clinic - Washington, DC
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM Sports A Primer on Sports Law & Collective Bargaining Agreements Kiyo Oden - Oden & Dillard P.L.L.C., Partner – Washington, DC

Antoine Shaw - Simms & Shaw Sports Management Group – Beverly Hills, MI

Derek Simms - Simms & Shaw Sports Management Group – Washington, DC
4:20 PM - 5:50 PM Music Music 101: Deal Making & the Impact of Social Networking Marcus Johnson - Marimelj Entertainment Group – Washington, DC

Kenneth Kaufman, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP – Washington DC

John Mercer - Mercer Law Associates – Washington, DC

Matthew Middleton - Simon Eisenberg & Baum, L.L.P. – New York, NY

Corinne Cater – President
Aisha Granville – Vice President
Malik Sanders – Treasurer
Andre Townsend – Secretary
Brittney Blakeney – Program Director
L. Ryan Shaffer – Historian

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updated: March 2, 2011