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Eugene, Oregon is home to Nike and the University of Oregon Ducks football team. Now the college town will have its own sports law institute. 

The University of Oregon School of Law is launching a new summer program that will offers students a comprehensive introduction to the world of sports law. The program will be held for the first time this summer, from July 5 through August 11.

The Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute is the first of its kind on the West Coast, and hopes to bring top sports law experts to Eugene, Ore. Enrollment is open to law students from across the U.S.

The institute's coursework includes classes in professional sports regulation (in the U.S. and abroad), as well as classes in sports management, NCAA compliance, intellectual property and licensing, and antitrust and labor law. In addition to the coursework, students will receive exclusive tours of UO Athletics training facilities and opportunities to build professional networks with peers, UO alumni and program faculty members. 

Professor Rob Illig, director of the Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute, has assembled an team of nationally renowned sports law scholars to lead the program. They include Timothy Davis of Wake Forest School of Law, Gabriel Feldman of Tulane University Law School, N. Jeremi Duru of American University Washington College of Law, Jo Potuto of University of Nebraska College of Law and several others.

This program is made possible by support from Academic Extension at the University of Oregon.