Paul Anderson

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Paul Anderson

Director, Sports Law Program and National Sports Law Institute
Courses Taught Legal & Business Issues in Collegiate Athletics; Legal Issues in Youth, High School & Recreational Sports; The Impact of Gender Equity Law on Sport; Advanced Legal Research in Sports Law; Sports Law Research Program; Sports Venues
Areas of Law Sports Law


{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 Sports Law Program and the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School where he is an Associate 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; and faculty advisor to the Sports Law Competition Board and all Sports Law Competition teams.  As Director he develops and coordinates all sports law events at Marquette Law School, including the Sports Law Speaker and Conversation Series, Career Panels, CLE Seminars, the Annual Conference and Awards Banquet.  He also supervises the Sports Law Certificate program, and develops and supervises all Sports Law Internships.  Prof. Anderson teaches Workshops on "Legal Issues in Youth, High School and Recreational Sports," "Legal and Business Issues in Collegiate Athletics," "The Impact of Gender Equity on Athletics," "Sports Venues" and "Representing Professional Athletes and Coaches."  He also teaches the Sports Law Seminar, Advanced Legal Research in Sports Law, and Contemporary Legal Issues: Sports Law Research Program.  He has taught "The Law of Amateur Athletics," "Entertainment Law," a seminar in "Sports, Law & Society," and workshops in "Amateur Athletics."  He has also is a regular guest lecturer in several courses including "Sports Venues: From Election Day to Game Day" and "Representing Professional Athletes and Coaches," and several economics of sports courses in Marquette's College of Business.

Prof. Anderson has been with the Institute in various capacities since 1993. He develops all Institute events, publications, advertisements, and maintains the NSLI and Sports Law program website. He is the Editor of  NSLI's SPORTS FACILITY REPORTS online newsletter and the SPORTS LAW RESEARCH WEBSITE.  He an observer for the Uniform Law Commission's Committee on the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act and the Study Committee on College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Issues.

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 2016) 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, and serves on the Editorial Board for the the INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW JOURNAL, and the JOURNAL OF ISSUES IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, and the JOURNAL OF LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT.

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.

Founder and chair, Sports Law Alumni Association; Faculty advisor, Entertainment and Sports Law Societies, Sports Law Competition Board, and Marquette Sports Law Review, and faculty advisor to all sports law competition teams.