Southern University Law Center hosting inaugural ESports Summit


Baton Rouge, La (BRPROUD) The Southern University Law Center is hosting its inaugural Esports summit, to engage the community in the endless capabilities of the growing, multi-million dollar industry.

“Southern University Law Center has a great vision to focus on ESports and ESports Law,” said Chris Turner, general manager and head coach of the Southern University Baton Rouge and Laboratory School ESports teams. “This summit will spark a conversation around the importance of esports law and the benefits of HBCU’s getting involved in the esports industry.”

Participants will hear from industry leaders on the importance of Esports within the education and legal realm, career possibilities, and the rise of the trade’s gaming trailblazers. Panelists will include Hip Hop Gamer, gaming media personality and host; Ben Baxter, assistant commissioner for strategic communications at the CIAA; BerNadette Lawson-Williams, professor and Esports & Gaming Trifecta Founder at Johnson C. Smith University; Graham Borden, associate manager of NBA2K League Global Community Ambassador at the National Basketball Association (NBA), and more.

The summit is free and open to the public. Sessions will be streamed via Zoom. This event launches the gaming and esports extension of the Law Center’s Mixed Reality Virtual Gaming and Esports Institute.

The summit is happening Saturday, April 10th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

To access the event schedule and registration, visit

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