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Former SLA President Wong joins ASU Law’s popular Sports Law & Business program

December 03, 2015

One of the nation’s top sports law educators and past president of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has joined the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Glenn Wong will serve as Distinguished Professor of Practice Sports Law in the school’s Sports Law & Business program starting in January 2016.

Prior to joining ASU Law, Wong was a professor at the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he is a professor emeritus. During his 36 years there, he served as interim athletics director and taught a wide variety of courses pertaining to sports law. Beyond his academic work, Wong has served as a lawyer, consultant and arbitrator for a number of organizations within the sports industry, including Major League Baseball, the PGA of America, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Sports Illustrated, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He continues to serve as an SLA Board member.

“When I was thinking of who I would most like to add to the program, Professor Wong came immediately to mind,” said Rodney Smith, director of ASU Law’s Sports Law & Business program. “It is an honor to have him with us, and his presence will help us continue our efforts to develop a unique program that melds law, business and athletics as we prepare graduates to serve in the sports industry.”

Through ASU Law’s Sports Law & Business program, students can earn a Master of Sports Law & Business (MSLB) degree — the only graduate program in the United States that expressly combines sports law, business and athletics. ASU Law offers the MSLB in partnership with the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Arizona State University Department of Athletics. Students in ASU Law’s JD, LLM and MLS programs are also eligible to take sports law & business related courses.

ASU Law is a top law school ranked No. 26 nationally by U.S. News & World Report and is a leading provider of comprehensive and personalized legal education. For more information, visit Connect with professor Wong on Twitter at @WongSportsLaw.

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