Kurz to speak at Marquette University conference
Wednesday October 17, 2012
CHICAGO – Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz is scheduled to serve as a guest panelist at the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School’s annual conference, “Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting International and Professional Sports” on Friday, October 19th, 2012.
The conference, which will be held in Eckstein Hall at the Marquette University Law School in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will feature a variety of panels, ranging from legal and business issues in Olympic and international dispute resolution to perspectives on sports facility development. Kurz will join representatives from Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association in discussing current legal and business issues in professional sports.
A founding member of the Arena Football League and an inaugural inductee into the AFL Hall of Fame, Kurz served as the AFL’s Vice President of International Development from 1987-2008 and was responsible for administering the H3 Visa Program, which allowed international players to play for AFL teams stateside. In an effort to relaunch the AFL in 2009, he developed a unique economic model for the League.
Kurz, who has served as the AFL’s Commissioner since 2010, received a five-year contract extension in May 2012 to remain the Commissioner of the League through the 2017 season.
Since its inception in 1987, the AFL has afforded the fast-paced and exciting game of Arena Football to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country.