Philosophy of Sport and Law at New York Law School

Presented by the New York Law School Law Review
Conceived and moderated by Professor Robert Blecker
Friday, October 27, New York Law School, Events Center, Second Floor


Paul Gaffney, Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. John’s University
R. Scott Kretchmar, Professor Emeritus of Exercise and Sport Science, Penn State University
Marc Lasry, ’84, Principal Owner, Milwaukee Bucks and Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group
John S. Russell, Professor of Philosophy, Langara College
Angela J. SchneiderAssociate Professor of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
Robert Blecker (moderator), Professor of Law, New York Law School


10:30 am (Introduction)
The Appropriate Balance Between Cooperation and Competition: Wisdom from the Ancients

Cheating: Good Gamesmanship or Poor Sportsmanship?

12:00 p.m.
Referees vs. Judges: “Law and Order” or “Let ’em Play”?

1:10 p.m. (Lunch)
An Owner’s Perspective: Marc Lasry ’84 Speaks with Professor Blecker

2:40 p.m.
Penalties: Punishments or Prices?

3:50 p.m
What Can Sport and Law(yers) Teach Each Other?

5:15 p.m. (Reception)
Wine and Cheese

RSVP Required:

Attendance is free, but space is limited.
Dress is casual.

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