The Intersection of White Collar Crime and Sports: The College Basketball "Pay to Play" Scandal

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 23 2018 at 05:30 pm

Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 1285 Avenue of the Americas

On May 23, the White Collar Crime team will present its annual program in the form of a mock sports radio call in show focused on the legal issues surrounding the ongoing college basketball "pay to play" bribery scandal that has received a lot of recent media attention. The program will provide an overview of the bribery and fraud conduct that has been reported in the press, and discuss the legal elements of the crimes that have been alleged in publicly filed documents. The program will also feature a lively debate by the team members and the audience on a number of controversial topics related to the scandal, including: whether corruption in college sports should be criminalized, whether the DOJ should allocate resources investigating such activity and whether paying athletes is a viable solution to the corruption problem that exists in college sports. Please join us for what promises to be a very entertaining, informative and timely program.


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