Bud Selig

Bud Selig

We learned this past week that Allan H. (Bud) Selig, the former baseball commissioner, has joined the faculty of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He will play an integral role in the school’s Sports Law and Business program.

As Arizona Republic reporter Anne Ryman says:

“ASU officials said Selig will teach and will be the founding president of an advisory board to the program. He’ll also spearhead an initiative to bring in speakers as part of the Bud Selig Speaker Series on Sports in America.”

You can read her whole story here.

Forbes writer Maury Brown examines Selig’s move and what it means for the athletics-minded academic and the law school he’ll be joining.

As Brown reports:

“So, in Selig’s second life, he looks to expand horizons for those entering the business of baseball and beyond. According to ASU, he helps select two Selig Sports Law and Business Scholars — one from the incoming jurisprudence class and another from the Master of Sports Law and Business or Master of Law. He will also lead efforts to bring speakers to ASU Law as part of the Bud Selig Speaker Series on Sports in America.”

Finally, there is more from 12 News, including a short video interview with Selig, here. As the story says, “The hire is another step in ASU’s attempt to increase its law school’s profile, which includes a move to the downtown campus. The new building is slated to open this fall.”

Bud Selig

Bud Selig

Bud Selig, Major League Baseball Commissioner

Bud Selig, Major League Baseball Commissioner

Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, will be the keynote speaker at this Saturday’s Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law—the fourth such annual event at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

The yearly panel-filled occasion is hosted by the school’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

(I’ve mentioned past events here and here.)

ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal 2013 logoHere are the details for the “day of discussion on critical issues in sports and entertainment law”:

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, followed by a reception for attendees and speakers
  • Location: Arizona State University Memorial Union, Arizona Ballroom 221 (2nd Floor), 1290 S. Normal Ave., Tempe, AZ, 85287

The full agenda (with registration page) is here.

Given the breaking news involving the MLB and Alex Rodriguez, I’m thinking attendees may have some interesting legal questions for the Commissioner.

If an attorney or law student (one who is not an event organizer) would like to pen a follow-up guest blog post about the conference, contact me at arizona.attorney@azbar.org. And yes, I like photos too.