Paul Anderson

Director of the National Sports Law Institute and Adjunct Professor of Law
(414) 288-5816
Professional Memberships: 
founder and chair, Sports Law Alumni Association faculty advisor, Entertainment and Sports Law Societies, and Entertainment Law Moot Court team, co-advisor, Intramural Negotiation Competition, Sports Law Moot Court, Baseball Arbitration, Basketball Negoti
Current Courses:
Advanced Legal Research
Other Courses Taught: 
Legal and Business Issues in Entertainment Law, Legal and Business Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Legal Issues in Youth, High School and Collegiate Athletics, and Selected Topics in Sports Law Seminar


{B.A. Economics & Philosophy (cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa), 1991, Marquette University; J.D. Marquette University Law School, 1995}.

Prof. Anderson is the Director of the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School where he is an Adjunct Professor of Law. Prof. Anderson founded the Institute's Sports Law Alumni Association and serves as its Chair. He is a co-faculty advisor to the Marquette Sports Law Review; faculty advisor to the Sports Law and Entertainment Law Societies; faculty advisor to the Entertainment Law Moot Court Team; and co-faculty advisor to the Sports Law Moot Court, Negotiation, and Baseball Arbitration Teams. He the Coordinator of the Speakers from Practice Series at Marquette University Law School. Prof. Anderson teaches or has taught "The Law of Amateur Athletics," "Entertainment Law," seminars in "Sports, Law & Society," and "Selected Topics in Sports Law," workshops in "Amateur Athletics," "Legal and Business Issues in Collegiate Athletics," and "Legal Issues in Youth, High School and Recreational Sports," and "Topics in Advanced Legal Research - Sports Law."He has also guest lectured in several courses including "Sports Venues: From Election Day to Game Day," and several economics of sports courses in Marquette's College of Business.

Prof. Anderson has been with the Institute in various capacities since 1992. He develops all Institute events, publications, advertisements, and maintains the NSLI and Sports Law program website. He is the Editor of various NSLI online publications including FOR THE RECORD, YOU MAKE THE CALL. . ., SPORTS FACILITY REPORTS and this website.

Prof. Anderson has written the books SPORTS LAW: A DESKTOP HANDBOOK (1999), MAJOR LEAGUE LEASES: An Overview of Major League Facility Leases and How They Are Negotiated (w/ Miller) (2001), INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS LAW (with Spengler, Connaughton, and Baker) (2009) and co-edited SPORTS LAW & REGULATION (w/ Hylton) (1999) and SPORTS BETTING: LAW AND POLICY (with Blackshaw, Siekmann and Soek) (2011). He has published articles with numerous journals and law reviews including the MARQUETTE SPORTS LAW JOURNAL and MARQUETTE SPORTS LAW REVIEW, the JOURNAL OF SPORTS AND SOCIAL ISSUES, THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW REVIEW, the INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW JOURNAL, the VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF SPORTS AND THE LAW, THE SPORTS LAWYER, SPORTS LAW BULLETIN, The TEXAS REVIEW OF SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW, The SPORTS, PARKS, AND RECREATION LAW REPORTER, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORTS, and other publications.

A former Editor-in-Chief of the MARQUETTE SPORTS LAW JOURNAL, Prof. Anderson is the former editor of the JOURNAL OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT, the co-faculty advisor to the MARQUETTE SPORTS LAW REVIEW, the legal column editor for SPORTSTRAVEL MAGAZINE, and serves on the Editorial Board for the SPORTS, PARKS AND RECREATION LAW REPORTER, the INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW JOURNAL, and the JOURNAL OF ISSUES IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.

Prof. Anderson has been involved in several consultation projects including work with the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE in regard to the Padres and Chargers stadium deals, the NFL, NBC, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Baltimore Orioles, and THE WASHINGTON POST. Prof. Anderson has been frequently quoted in THE WASHINGTON POST, SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE BALTIMORE SUN, and USA TODAY.

Special Recognitions: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Tau and Sigma Tau Delta Academic Honors Societies.

1995 Joseph E. O'Neill Scholarship in Sports Ethics; 2002 SSLASPA Leadership Award; 2003 Marquette University Law School Sports Law Alumnus of the Year Award; 2005 Sports & Recreation Law Association President's Award.