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Matthew J. Mitten

Marquette University Law School

Milwaukee, WI, USA


Professor Matthew Mitten is the Director of the National Sports Law Institute and the LL.M. in Sports Law program for foreign lawyers at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He served as the Law School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from July 2002 to June 2004.  He currently teaches courses in Amateur Sports Law, Professional Sports Law, Sports Sponsorship Legal and Business Issues, and Torts, and has also taught Antitrust Law, Comparative Sports Law, International Sports Law, Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and a Sports Law Seminar.

Professor Mitten earned a B.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University and his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and served as a Note & Comment Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review's editorial board. He practiced antitrust and intellectual property law as well as commercial litigation with Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton in Atlanta, Georgia from 1984-1989. He taught at South Texas College of Law in Houston from 1990-1999 and has served as a visiting professor at the University of Toledo College of Law as well as a visiting lecturer in sports medicine at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. He has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia (2006, 2008, and 2010) and is a member of the International Advisory Board for its Graduate Diploma in Sports Law program. He also has taught sports law courses at the University of Barcelona in Spain and the University of Queensland in Australia.

Professor Mitten has authored Sports Law in the United States (Wolters Kluwer 2011) and co-authored a textbook, Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Aspen Publishers, Inc. 2009), which is currently in its second edition. A leading sports law scholar, he has published articles in several of the nation's leading law reviews as well as in medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine.

Professor Mitten is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne, Switzerland), the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Arbitration, Olympic sports, and United States Anti-doping Agency panels, and the Ladies Professional Golfers Association's Drug Testing Arbitration panel. He currently serves on the Sports Lawyers Association's Board of Directors and is an Executive Member of the International Academy of Sportslaw Practitioners & Executives. He formerly chaired the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Law and Sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, and previously served on the inaugural Board of Directors of the Forum for the Scholarly Study of Intercollegiate Athletics.  

Professor Mitten testified before a Congressional joint subcommittee regarding proposed federal regulation of ephedrine in August 2003. He has discussed a wide variety of sports law topics at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Canada, China, England, the Republic of Korea, and Turkey.

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