Glenn Wong

Executive Director, Sports Law & Business Program
Distinguished Professor of Practice Sports Law

 Glenn M. Wong is the Executive Director of the Sports Law & Business Program at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (ASU). Professor Wong joined ASU Law in October 2015 as Distinguished Professor of Practice - Sports Law.

 Wong is a Past President of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) and has been on the board since 1998. He is currently a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Trustees. He was formerly a committee member with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2015-16), Audit Committee (2013-14), and Constitution and Rules Committee (2009-12).

 Wong works with Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport on arbitration matters. He has also worked with many sports entities, including Sports Illustrated, Reebok, the National Collegiate Athlete Association, the United States Olympic Committee, U.S. Triathlon, U.S. Biathlon, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

 Wong was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts from 1979-2015, and is now a Professor Emeritus. He was Department Head (1986-1997) of the nation’s second oldest and most academically diverse Sport Management program. Wong was honored with awards at UMass for his exemplary service, including two Chancellor’s Medals. He received the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award at the Isenberg School of Management after being honored in 2003 with the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Wong served as Interim Director of Athletics and then Acting Dean of the School of Physical Education at UMass in 1992-93. He was the UMass Faculty Athletics Representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1993-2013.

 Wong was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Law School in the spring of 2014, and visiting faculty member in 2015, where he taught Sports Law. He is one of the original and current faculty member of the Sports Management Institute (1990-present). 

 Wong is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at professional organization meetings, sports law and business conferences, and law schools. He has spoken or moderated at, among others, the National Association of Collegiate Athletics Directors Convention, the Sports Lawyers Association Conference, the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Sports Innovation Conference, Harvard Law School’s Sports Law Symposium, and the Sports Business Journal’s Intercollegiate Athletics Forum.

 Wong received Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology at Brandeis University, where he co-captained the basketball team, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School. He has received a distinguished alumnus award from Brandeis University, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.




Selected Works

Glenn Wong & Christopher R. Deubert, Eligibility Rules for Professional Sports, in Handbook of American Sports Law (Oxford University Press) (forthcoming 2017).

Glenn Wong, Christopher R. Deubert & Kevin J. Hansen, General Counsels in Sports: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Demographics, and Qualifications, Ariz. St. Sports & Ent. L.J. (forthcoming 2017)

The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports (2nd ed., Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2013).

Essentials of Sports Law (4th ed., Praeger 2009).

Accelerating the Pace of Change for Division I Athletic Directors, 19 Sports Bus. J. 30 (November 28, 2016).


Glenn.Wong@asu.edu

480/965-0304

Assistant: KC Gardiner-Johnson



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