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.
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.
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.
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.