Doping in Sport: How the culture might change


On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Pepperdine University School of Law will host a Symposium on “Doping in Sport: How the Culture Might Change,” in conjunction with the Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, will provide the Keynote presentation. In two afternoon panels, leading anti-doping regulators, athlete attorneys, team executives, arbitrators, journalists, and athletes will discuss their experiences, research and questions on the practical, political, legal and ethical concerns related to doping, doping control, and what this means for the future of sport.



11:30am-12:30pm - Registration & Lunch

12:40-12:50pm - Welcoming Remarks

12:50-1:30pm - Setting the Stage: Investigating State-Sponsored Doping

1:30-2:15pm - Keynote Speaker: "Perspectives on Rio 2016"

2:15-2:30pm - Break

2:30-3:45pm - Panel One: "Rio 2016: Point/Counterpoint"

3:45-4:00pm - Break

4:00-5:15pm - Panel Two: "Finding Answers"

5:15pm - Closing Remarks




  • Sir Philip Craven, President of International Paralympic Committee 

Panelists include:

  • Rebecca Ruiz, NY Times
  • Dan Halem, Major League Baseball
  • Michael Lenard, Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS)
  • Kacie Wallace, USOC Athlete Ombudsman
  • Jeff Benz, CAS Arbitrator

Moderated by T.J. Quinn of ESPN

Panel will include guests from United States Olympic Committee, International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Major League Baseball, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Athletes


Tickets and Registration

General Admission: Free 
General Admission with MCLE Credit: $50.00 

Registration is required. To register, please see here


Minimum Continuing Legal Education

This program is approved for 4 MCLE credit hours - $50 fee 

This symposium has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California for 4 credit hours. Pepperdine University School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standard for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Sponsored By

The Foundation for Global Sports Development; Pepperdine University School of LawSheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLPSports Lawyers AssociationJAMS; and LawInSport.



Contact Suzanne Inman at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (310) 506-6567 

Event Properties

Event Date 13-04-2017 11:30
Event End Date 13-04-2017 17:30
Location Pepperdine University School of Law


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