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The one day event will feature panel discussions on the Music, Sports, and Film industries at various times throughout the day. You will hear from professors and practitioners in the industry who will discuss the state of these industries, including recent legal developments and industry trends related to the concept of equity from social, economic, and creative perspectives.

Please click below to register and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.



*Note all times are central.  

10:30 a.m.-12 noon (CT)
Panel #1 – Music

A conversation on the relationship between creators and their intermediaries in the music industry. How do artists interface with labels, publishers, and other industry figures, and how are those relationships structured? With speakers representing a variety of industry stakeholders, this panel will discuss how the law shapes these relationships and the role intellectual property plays.


Professor Olufunmilayo Arewa, Murray H. Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, RIAA

Alandis Brassel, Assistant Professor of Music Business, University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music; Counsel, Scale

12:30-1:00 p.m.(CT)
Keynote Address: Professor Madhavi Sunder, Georgetown Law
Professor Sunder is a leading scholar of law and culture. She was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2006 and has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cornell Law School. Her work traverses numerous legal fields, from intellectual property to human rights law and the First Amendment. Professor Sunder has published articles in The Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others. Her book, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, was published by Yale University Press.

1:30-3:00 p.m. (CT)
Panel #2 – Sports
A discussion on the relationship of gender and sports. How does gender affect compensation, notoriety (or criticism), and competitive opportunities? This panel, featuring individuals with academic experience, professional experience, and personal athletic experience, will discuss the effect of gender in both professional and amateur sports and the role of the law in mitigating disparities.


Professor N. Jeremi Duru, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Leigh Friestedt, Founder and CEO, Equityix

Professor Jo Potuto, Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

3:15-4:45 p.m. (CT)
Panel #3 – Film
A dialogue on varying approaches to creativity and distribution of film. How do cultural differences affect approaches to storytelling, as well as the subsequent distribution and protection of the completed films? This panel will explore the world of film distribution and negotiation. Featuring panelists with deep experience in the film industry, this conversation will seek to discuss varying approaches to intellectual property, negotiation, and the creative process itself.


Evie Whiting, Counsel, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Rosalind Lichter, Law Firm of Rosalind Lichter

Elsa Ramo, Managing Partner, Ramo Law PC


This event is accredited for five hours of general CLE credit in the State of Tennessee. For required forms, or for CLE credit outside the State of Tennessee, please contact Faye Johnson at


Contact student Brandon Evans, JD’22, Senior Symposium Editor,
Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law at