Professor Wong is New President of Leading Sports Lawyers Organization

July 1, 2013 Glenn Wong, a professor in Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, has begun a two-year term as president of the Sports Lawyers Association, a 1,500-member organization devoted to the understanding, advancement, and ethical practice of sports law. Now entering its 40th year, the association is the world's largest and leading professional organization of sports lawyers. As president, Wong will work to foster discussion, analysis, and education of a broad range of complex legal and business issues in today's global sports industry.


At Isenberg, Wong's teaching and research interests include legal issues in professional and amateur sports; arbitration, negotiation, and contracts; college athletics; labor relations in professional sports; and professional development in sport management.  An internationally noted sports law and business educator, author, practitioner, and advisor, Wong has worked as a consultant to Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles, the NCAA, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Knight Commission. He is the author of Sports Business Law and Culture, The US and Japan (2012); The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Sports (2012); and Essentials of Sports Law (2010).


Wong is a two-time recipient of UMass Amherst's Chancellor's Medal. He has also been honored with the University's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Isenberg School of Management Teaching Award.