The Center for Sport and the Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law was established in 2009 with the support of the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball franchise and the Baltimore Ravens professional football franchise. The Center's goals are to foster academic leadership, community engagement, and student excellence in the theoretical and practical aspects of amateur and professional sports law.
Associate Dean Dionne Koller, director of the Center, was a guest on a recent episode of The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM, discussing whether NCAA athletes should be paid. Listen to the broadcast here.
Dean Koller also appeared as a guest on Maryland Public Television's public affairs show Direct Connection, discussing the same topic of paying NCAA athletes. Watch the broadcast here.
The Center leadership, which includes Prof. Phillip Closius, sponsors academic symposia, generates scholarship and engages in community partnerships that serve to provide students, the legal community, and amateur and professional sports stakeholders with an enhanced understanding of the legal structures and institutions that shape various athletic contexts, including recreational, interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and the Olympic movement.
The Center's director is Associate Dean Dionne Koller, whose scholarly interests include sport and the law and health law. Koller currently serves on the executive board for the Sports Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and on the United States Anti-Doping Agency's Anti-Doping Review Board.