2017 Competition Overview

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will host the 4th Annual Game Day Sports Case Competition: the only sports case competition that brings together MBA and JD students to take a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing, presenting, and negotiating solutions to real-world legal and business problems. Teams will compete for a total of $10,000 in prizes. Winners are selected by a blue-ribbon panel of senior executives and industry professionals who are leading and shaping the future of the sports industry.

The Game Day Sports Case Competition is a one-of-a-kind competition for collaborative teams of J.D. and MBA students working together. The competition will occur in two rounds: the first consisting of client consulting and the second focused on negotiations.

Teams will be divided into two groups to facilitate the negotiations portion of the competition. Teams will be assigned as A-teams or B-teams at the time of the case distribution (on March 17, 2017). In addition, the case competition will have two rounds that offer variance for teams to offer creative and innovative ideas while providing guardrails in order for teams to have an effective negotiation.

The 4th Annual Game Day Sports Case Competition

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Villanova University University Charles Widger School of Law

299 N Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085

Registration Information

Teams may be comprised of 3-5 members with at least one law student and one MBA student. Schools may send up to two separate teams with no team members overlapping.

Regular Registration Deadline and Dues

March 1st - 1 Team: $500

March 1st - 2 Teams: $800

Late Registration Deadline and Dues

March 15th - 1 Team: $650

March 15th - 2 Teams: $950

Registration fees are nonrefundable. Registration without payment will not be considered completed. Only the first twenty teams to register and pay the entry fee will be guaranteed a team slot in the 2017 Game Day Sports Case Competition.

If you wish to register or have any additional questions, please e-mail competition co-chairs Madison Clemens and Grace Lempka at UCLA.Nova.Casecomp@gmail.com

Competition Rules

Each team (3-5 students total) must be comprised of at least one current MBA and one current JD student from the same university. JD/MBA students can fulfill the role of either an MBA or JD, as long as he/she has completed at least one year of academics in the respective field.

Team members must come from both the business and law school of the same College/University. If a University has only one of the two graduate schools, the interested team may recruit from another local college with the Competition Director's prior approval. However, this rule applies only for schools that do not have both a law school and a graduate business school.


Timeline for Case Material Distribution

Friday, March 17th - Round 1 Materials Distributed

Sunday, March 26th - Round 1 Deliverables Due by Midnight PST

Monday, March 27th - Round 2 Materials Distributed

Friday, April 7th - Round 2 Deliverables Due by Midnight PST

Friday, April 7th- Villanova Law School open for teams to practice, times TBA

Satuday, April 8th - Competition

Schedule for April 8th - Competition Day

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

8am-9am - Registration & Breakfast

9am-10am - Panel Discussion

10am-10:30am - Break

10:30am-1pm - Competition Round 1

1pm-2pm - Lunch

2pm-5pm - Competition Round 2

5:30-7pm - Cocktail Reception & Awards

2017 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium

SPORTS IN A MILLENNIAL WORLD: An in-depth look into changing patterns of sports content delivery

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Be sure to stop by Villanova Law School the day before the competition to experience the Moorad Center's signature event - the annual Sports Law Symposium - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

The Radnor Hotel

The Radnor Hotel

591 Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

Information about blocked-off rooms at the Radnor Hotel will be provided after registration is complete.

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