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Cecil B. Day Program Presents Larry Keller

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Tuesday, October 31



Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Room 316


Scheller Business Law & Ethics Professor, Larry Keller, will join us for a discussion titled, "Ethical Dimensions of Student-Athlete Compensation."

Professor Keller will discuss the ethical issues at the center of the current debate on student-athlete compensation including whether fairness requires that student-athletes be compensated, beyond the value of their education, for their services and/or for use of their name, image and likeness. Starting with the NCAA’s concept of amateurism, Larry will describe recent attempts by student-athletes to be recognized as employees, and the antitrust issues raised by the NCAA’s rules prohibiting compensation. He will explore the educational benefits that student-athletes already receive, the college-sports business model, and Title IX requirements, all of which have implications for the student-athlete compensation debate. Finally, Larry will propose a compensation plan that will meet many of the legal and other objections posed by those who support the current NCAA prohibition.

Larry Keller is a Lecturer of Business Law and Ethics in the Scheller College of Business where he also teaches an undergraduate course on International Business. In Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, Larry teaches courses on Internet Law, and Sports Law and Public Policy. He was voted Scheller’s 2017 Lecturer of the Year for elective courses. Larry has been recognized thirteen times for excellence in teaching by Tech’s Thank a Teacher Program, and was a two-time finalist in the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition sponsored by the Academy for Legal Studies in Business. Larry has undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Michigan, respectively, and a law degree from Georgetown University.