Posted by William Nunnelley on 2007-10-03

Nationally known sports attorney Robert Boland will speak at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. His topic will be "Sports in Crisis: Have Sports Run Afoul of the Law and Can They Be Saved?"

A Cumberland graduate and expert in sports law, Boland is a law professor at New York University. His Samford appearance, sponsored by the Cordell Hull Speakers Forum and Phi Alpha Delta law honorary society, is open to the public free.

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