Cooley Graduates Speak at Annual Soifer Memorial Lecture in Sports and Entertainment Law

September 12, 2012 – Cooley Law School hosted the seventh annual Howard Soifer Memorial Lecture in Sports and Entertainment Law in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 11, featuring two legends in the music industry. Speaking for the lecture series were Cooley graduates Robert Baldori (Champlin Class, 1987) and Sheldon Kay (Christiancy Class, 1977).

Robert "Boogie Bob" Baldori is a rock, blues and boogie musician. He founded the 1960s band The Woolies. Baldori discussed his legal and entertainment career representing recording artists. Sheldon Kay, also known as "The Rock and Roll Lawyer," discussed the evolution of 1950s lyrics in music, censorship, and the legalities involved.

The lecture series is endowed by Soifer's family, partners and peers to honor his memory.

Left to right:  “The Rock and Roll Lawyer,” Sheldon Kay with Elvis Guitar; Robert "Boogie Bob" Baldori at piano; Cooley Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations James Robb; and Sandy Soifer, wife of the late Howard Soifer.

Left to right: "The Rock and Roll Lawyer," Sheldon Kay with Elvis Guitar; Robert "Boogie Bob" Baldori at piano; Cooley Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations James Robb; and Sandy Soifer, wife of the late Howard Soifer.

Left to right: "The Rock and Roll Lawyer," Sheldon Kay; Sandy Soifer, wife of the late Howard Soifer; and Robert "Boogie Bob" Baldori.

Left to right: "The Rock and Roll Lawyer," Sheldon Kay; Sandy Soifer, wife of the late Howard Soifer; and Robert "Boogie Bob" Baldori.

 


About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 16,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.

 

Highlights

"Boogie Bob" Baldori and "The Rock and Roll Lawyer" Sheldon Kay are Cooley Graduates.

Lawyer/Musician Duo Speaks at Cooley

Seventh annual Howard Soifer Memorial Lecture in Sports and Entertainment Law.

The lecture series honors the late Entertainment Lawyer Howard Soifer.


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