Panel Discussion: "The Changing Landscape of NCAA Student-Athlete Compensation"


Location: 1130 Eck Hall of Law & Zoom (View on map )

2021 was a watershed year in addressing NCAA restrictions on student-athlete compensation. In response to dozens of state laws, the NCAA modified its rules to allow students to be compensated for their name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court in Alston v. NCAA unanimously upheld a district court’s injunction preventing the NCAA from enforcing its limitations on education-related benefits for student-athletes.

A panel of experts will address the changing landscape of NCAA student-athlete compensation.

Makan Delrahim
Former Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Jeff Kessler
Chairman, Winston & Strawn, Counsel for Plaintiff in Alston v. NCAA

Sonny Vaccaro
Sports agent for Ed O’Bannon, Plaintiff in O’Bannon v. NCAA

Lori Odierno
Head of Legal Affairs, WME Sports

Moderator: Professor Roger Alford, Notre Dame Law School

This event is open to in-person attendance and will be available to watch via Zoom.


Note for in-person attendees: All visitors to campus must wear a mask inside the Law School, regardless of vaccination status.

Co-sponsor: Sports, Communications and Entertainment Law Forum & Business Law Forum

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