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FEB 22-23, 2024

California Sports Lawyer Negotiation Competition

In 2022, Founder Jeremy Evans at California Sports Lawyer® launched the first of its kind California Sports Lawyer® Negotiation Competition at the world-famous Rose Bowl Stadium, in Pasadena, California, featuring JD, LLM, and MBA students on teams of two from the same university, including entertainment, media, sports law and business management topics. In 2023, the 2nd Annual competition will be held on February 22-23, 2024, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.  All net proceeds from the competition will benefit the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation (EIN-01-0972999) and the preservation, protection and enhancement of the Stadium's future as a National Historic Landmark.  

Inquiries: please email,

For Initial Registration Inquiries, complete the following form (payment to be collected following inquiry): REGISTRATION: California Sports Lawyer® Negotiation Competition at the Rose Bowl Stadium (February 22-23, 2024) (

To formally register, click ‘DONATE’ on the top of the website and pay the registration fees as outlined below.

Registration for Team of Two: $1,000.
Third team member fee: $500.
Traveling coaches and faculty advisors: $300.

Includes: Negotiations held in iconic Terry Donahue Pavilion suites. Networking and tours inside the stadium and on the field. Prizes awarded to top four teams + Rose Bowl swag for all participants. Industry and celebrity judges. Food, beverage, symposium/speakers, and events as outlined below. 


Thursday, February 22, 2024

11:30 AM - Check-in for teams (Judges Orientation)

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch in the Club Level overlooking the iconic field

1:00 - 2:35 PM -- Round 1

3:00 PM - 4:35 PM -- Round 2

4:45 PM – 7:00 PM – Tours of stadium and the field; Mixer (heavy appetizers and drinks); Keynote/Symposium. The teams who advance to the Final Round will be announced. Confidential information will be distributed to the final teams. Announce Best Advocate Award and other awards. *Thursday evening, offsite mixer.

Friday, February 23, 2024

8:30 AM - Breakfast and Judges Orientation

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Final Round with celebrity judges

Notes about the competition:

Three (3) judges per negotiation. The first entertainment, media, and sports law negotiation of its kind. Negotiation between two sets of JD/LLM/MBA students for each side. Role play as representatives for client, negotiating a contract for their client (team vs. player, business vs. business, etc.). Except for the final round, each team of two to three students from each school is provided general and confidential facts in advance of the competition (A versus B sides). Three rounds (1, 2, and final).

Potential Negotiation topics:
The purchase of a professional sports franchise, negotiate the sharing of entertainment, media, and sports content on multiple platforms, or negotiate with a city for the use of its resources for an F1 race in California.

About the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation: The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization whose primary purpose is to financially ensure the appropriate honoring of a historic past, while building a premier future through making the venue and surrounding activity spaces even more distinguished and iconic as one of the world’s most celebrated entertainment areas.

The Foundation’s four core values were born out of respect for those that have made the Central Arroyo a special, unique place for all types of visitors, regardless of demographic background or skill sets. It is the responsibility of the Foundation to continue growing the strength of this legacy through creating symbiotic, expansive options to best grow and supplement current activity at the venue and in the Central Arroyo.

About the Rose Bowl Stadium: The Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, California. The Stadium opened in 1922 and is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and a California Historic Civil Engineering landmark. Renowned sports announcer Keith Jackson referred to the Rose Bowl as the "Grandaddy of them all." Sports Illustrated ranked the Rose Bowl as the number one college football stadium of all time. The UCLA Bruins football team calls the Rose Bowl Stadium their home since 1982 and the venue is an annual host to the College Football Playoff.  It will host its third Olympic Games in 2028.  

About Jeremy M. EvansJeremy M. Evans is the Chief Entrepreneur Officer, Founder Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media, and sports clientele. Evans is an award-winning attorney and industry leader based in Los Angeles. He founded the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition in San Diego in 2011. He can be reached at

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