Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg

Glenn Wong 


Telephone: 413-545-5053


Office: Isenberg 236N


Twitter Handle: @WongSportsLaw


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J.D., Boston College Law School, 1977
B.A., Brandeis University, 1974

Research/Teaching Interests:

Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics & Amateur Sports
Arbitration, Negotiation and Contracts
Professional Sports & The Law
Labor Relations in Professional Sports

Careers in the Sports Industry

Recent Book Publications

Wong. G. M. and Kawai, Keiji, Sports Business Law and Culture, The US and Japan, June, 2012. ISBN 978-4-79238070-0


Wong, Glenn M., The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in the Sports, 2nd Edition, Jones & Bartlett Publishers, March, 2012. ISBN 978-1449602031


Wong, Glenn M., Essential of Sports Law, 4th Edition, ABC-CLIO Publishers, Westport, Connecticut, 2010. ISBN 978-0313356759


Recent Article Publications

Chris Deubert, Wong, G.M., and Daniel Hatman, National Football League General Managers: An Analysis of the Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Characteristics. Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2013 pp. 427-493.


Chris Deubert and Wong, G.M., All Four Quarters: A Retrospective and Analysis of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Process and Agreement in the National Football League. UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 1-78.


Wong, G.M., and Longley, N., The Speed of Human Capital Formation in the Baseball Industry: The Information Value of Minor-League Performance in Predicting Major-League

Performance. Managerial and Decision Economics, Volume 32, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 193-204.


Wong, G.M., Warren Zola and Chris Deubert, Going Pro in Sports: Providing Guidance to Student-Athletes in a Complicated Legal and Regulatory Environment. Cardoza Arts& Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 553-607.


Wong, G.M., and Chris Deubert, National Basketball Association General Managers: An Analysis of the Abilities, Qualifications, and Characteristics. Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 18, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 213-266.


Wong, G.M. and Chris Deubert, The Legal and Business Aspects of Career Ending Disability Insurance Policies in Professional and College Sports. Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Volume XVII, Issue 2, 2010 pp. 473-527.


Wong, G.M. and Chris Deubert, The Qualifications, Demographics, and Characteristics of a Major League Baseball General Manager, NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, Volume 18, Issue 2, Spring 2010, pp. 74-121.


Wong, G.M., Kyle Skillman, and Chris Deubert, The NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee: Recent Case History, Analysis, and the Beginning of a New Chapter, Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, Fall, 2009, pp. 47-153.


Recent Presentations

Contracts, Torts and Antitrust Law in College Athletics", Sports Management Institute, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, June 18, 2013


"Intellectual Property, Conference Realignment and Title IX in College Athletics", Sports Management Institute, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, June 18, 2013


"Current NCAA Hot Legal Issues", Panel member along with Richard J. Evrard (Bond Schoeneck & King, Overland Park, KS) and Moderator Peter Goplerud (Dean and Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law), Sports Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 17, 2013


"Legal Issues in the Sports Industry", Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina, April 15, 2013


"Legal Issues Impacting the Athletic 10 Conference and Schools", Atlantic 10 Conference Winter Meetings (Athletic Directors, SWA's and Faculty Athletic Representatives), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 24, 2013.


"The World of Tennis and the World Baseball Classic", ISDE/St. John's Program in International and Comparative Sports Law, S. John's Law School, Jamaica, New York, October 18, 2012.


"The Million-Dollar Free Throw: Does the current method of distributing NCAA basketball and BCS football revenues reward the right values in a collegiate model of athletics?", Wharton Sports Business Initiative: A Roundtable Discussion on College Sports, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 31, 2012.


"Professional Sports in America: Labor Peace BUT...", Moderator - NFL Collective Bargaining

Panel, Sports Law Symposium, Harvard Law School, Boston, MA, March 23, 2012.


"How to Make it in the Sports Industry!", Association of Diversity in Sport, University of

Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, February 28, 2012.


"Commercialism in Sports and Athletes' Rights in the 21st Century: How the New Media Landscape and Fan Interactivity is Impacting Traditional Amateurism Principles (Part I)", Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2008.



2013 - Outstanding Teaching Award, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts

2012 - Selected to "The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America" by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island

2011 - Regional Associated Press Broadcasting Award for Best College Sports Play-By-Play by UMass Sports Network's radio broadcast team of Josh Maurer, play-by-play commentator, alongside Tim Collins and Glenn Wong, color analysts, for the Temple-UMass basketball game on March 2, 2011.

2009 - Inducted to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame

2007 - Selected to "The 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America", by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island

2006 - Academic Achievement Award in Sport Management, Presented by the International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business, University of South Carolina, November 10, 2006.

2002-2003 - Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Massachusetts

2001 - Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Massachusetts Alumni Association

1999 - University of Massachusetts - "The Impact of the Law on Sports," Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, Chancellor's Medal of Honor

1993 - Chancellor's Medal of Honor for work as Interim Director of Athletics, University of Massachusetts


Academic and Professional Activities

Board of Directors, Sports Lawyers Association - President 2013-2015

Board of Trustees, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

United States Tennis Association, New England Section, Board of Directors

United States Tennis Association, Audit Committee