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Paul Anderson, J.D.

Director, Sports Law Program and National Sports Law Institute

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 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; 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," and "The Impact of Gender Equity on Athletics."  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 regualr 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.


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Joseph N. Cooper, PhD

J. Keith Motley Endowed Chair of Sport Leadership and Administration, Department of Leadership in Education

Joseph N. Cooper is the inaugural Dr. J. Keith Motley Endowed Chair of Sport Leadership and Administration at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. Prior to UMass Boston, Cooper served as an associate professor at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in the Sport Management program in Department of Educational Leadership and Neag School of Education. Cooper earned his undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Recreation Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), master's degree in Sport Administration in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science from UNC-CH, and doctorate in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Management and Policy from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA). His research agenda focuses on the intersection between sport, education, race, and culture with an emphasis on sport involvement as a catalyst for holistic development. He is also the faculty founder of Collective Uplift (CU), an organization designed to educate, empower, inspire, and support individuals to maximize their holistic potential both within and beyond athletic contexts. He has presented research at international, national, and regional conferences and published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, edited books, and op-ed contributions. As a result of his research, he has been cited in various media outlets including the New York Times, Boston Globe, ESPN, Le Monde, ABC News, Yahoo, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. He is the author of From Exploitation Back to Empowerment: Black Male Holistic (Under)Development Through Sport and (Mis)Education (Peter Lang).


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Barbara Osborne, J.D.

Professor – Sport Administration
Law/Sport Administration Dual Degree Coordinator

Barbara Osborne, J.D., is a Professor and Law/Sport Administration Dual Degree Coordinator. Prior to her appointment at UNC in 1998, she worked for 14 years as an athletics administrator in intercollegiate athletics. While working at Brandeis University as the Senior Woman Administrator and Associate Athletics Director, Barbara completed her law degree at Boston College Law School. She also has experience as a coach, public relations coordinator, television sports commentator, publisher, and sports information director. Barbara teaches Legal Issues in College Sport and NCAA Governance and Compliance in the graduate program, as well as Legal Aspects of Sport, Discrimination and Sport, and Women and Sport in the undergraduate program. She holds a secondary appointment teaching Sport Law at the UNC Law School. Barbara advises the Sport and Entertainment Law Association student organization.


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Richard M. Southall, Ed.D.

Director, College Sport Research Institute

Richard M. Southall came to the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2013. Southall teaches and researches in the areas of sport ethics, college sport and research methods. His research has led to publications in journals such the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. Southall is co-author of two sport-management textbooks: 
Introduction to Sport Management: Theory and Practice, and Sport Facility Management: Organizing Events and Mitigating Risks (2nd ed.). In addition, Southall has made more than 100 national and international research presentations. Southall is director of the College Sport Research Institute at the University of South Carolina.



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Assistant Professor, UW-Parkside Health, Kinesiology, and Sport Management Department


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