BYU Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society will host a lecture by Professor Andy Spalding from Richmond Law School on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at noon in room 205. Professor Spalding's lecture, "FIFA, the Olympics, and the Global Anti-Corruption Movement," will explore the FIFA (Federation International of Football Association) recent soccer scandal, the broader issue of Olympic corruption, and Brazil's anti-corruption efforts and their relevance to the global movement to deter corruption.
Professor Spalding holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and teaches in the area of international anti-corruption law at Richmond Law School. He also writes in this area as senior editor of the FCPA Blog. In addition, Professor Spalding is an instructor at the U.N.-sponsored International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. His work has appeared in several academic journals, including the UCLA Law Review, Florida Law Review, and Washington University Law Review. His work has been covered by major national new outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.