Videos and Interviews from the 2013 Annual Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Symposium at Villanova University School of Law


 

Symposium Panels

Panel 1: Framing the Issue

Keith Primeau, Jim Nelson, Taylor Twellman, and Brian Westbrook talk about their experiences with concussions and head injury awareness in sports

 

Panel 2: Building the Case – A Legal and Medical Background of Concussions

Marc Edelman, Dr. Michael Marino, and VLS student Cailyn Reilly discuss the legal and medical aspects of the concussion issue

 

Panel 3: Concussion Injury Litigation v. NFL: Looking at Both Sides

Attorneys Paul Anderson, J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., and Sol Weiss discuss the issues behind the pending litigation in the class action suit brought by former and current NFL players against the league


Interviews With the Panelists

Brian Westbrook


Taylor Twellman


Sol Weiss


Roger Cossack


Peter Keating


Attorney Paul Anderson discusses his website (nflconcussionlitigation.com) and the status of the pending litigation by current and former NFL players against the league.


Law professor Marc Edelman addresses the responsibility of the NCAA to protect players from head and neck injuries:


Former NFL linebacker Jim Nelson talks about concussion awareness among NFL players and the affect of the pending litigation on the league:


Dr. Michael Marino talks about his intention to raise awareness of concussion risks and the realities of recovering from head injuries


Sports Law Center founder Jeffrey Moorad describes his vision and goals for the Moorad Center and the methodology that went in to selecting the Board of Advisors and the Director of the Center.


Attorney David Cornwell discusses the importance of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and the value of a board of advisors composed of active members of the sports and sports law industries.


ESPN.com columnist Ashley Fox discusses concussions in the NFL and the pressures on young players to put themselves at risk for injuries:


 

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