»2008 Chapman Law Review Symposium

Publicity Rights in Bytes: 
Contemporary Issues in Entertainment & Sports Law

Chapman University School of Law

February 8, 2008


MCLE Credit Available (4.5 hours)


This symposium features keynote speaker Mr. Micheal Flaherty, Co-Founder & President of Walden Media. The exceptional academics and knowledgeable practitioners that participated in this event made it both informative and provocative.

Symposium Schedule

Panel I: Publicity Rights and the Constitution: Privacy, Publicity, and the YouTube Phenomenon VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: Celestine Richards McConville, Chapman University School of Law

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Duke University School of Law
  • F. Jay Dougherty, Loyola Law School
  • Dr. John Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Raymond Ku, Case Western Reserve University of Law

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Micheal Flaherty, Co-Founder & President of Walden Media

Panel II: Publicity Rights in Entertainment: From Second-Life to the Afterlife

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Moderator: Kathy Z. Heller, Chapman University School of Law

  • Eric Farber, Managing Shareholder of Farber & Company Attorneys. P.C.
  • John Garon, Hamline University School of Law
  • Kevin J. Greene, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • John Tehranian, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Panel III: Publicity Rights in Sports: The Fantasy of Player Statistics Ownership VIEW WEBCAST
Moderator: Matthew Parlow, Chapman University School of Law

  • Mark Humenik, General Counsel at Athletes First
  • Matthew Mitten, Marquette University Law School
  • Gary Roberts, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
  • Maureen Weston, Pepperdine University of Law 


Film screening of a Major Motion Picture at Folino Theatre in the new Marion Knott Studios.

View full bios of the Symposium panelists.

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Panelists include a former clerk to a Supreme Court Judges, former co-director of development with Sony Based Signature Films, councils for major sports figures, and distinguished scholar professors.
Micheal Flaherty

Keynote Speaker

Micheal Flaherty, President of Walden Media

He co-founded Walden Media with his former college roommate, Cary Granat, to produce films, books and interactive programs that tie directly into school curricula. Acclaimed for such films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianCharlotte's Web and Bridge to Terabithia, Walden Media aims to recapture imagination, rekindle curiosity and demonstrate the rewards of learning. Producing both original works and adaptations of acclaimed children's literature, Walden Media projects are enhanced by comprehensive outreach and supplemental programs for teachers, librarians and parents. Other releases include Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) and The Water Horse (2007).