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Moderator: Glenn Wong

Distinguished Professor of Practice (Sports Law) and Executive Director, Sports Law & Business Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Glenn M. Wong is the Executive Director of the Sports Law & Business (SLB) Program and Distinguished Professor of Practice-Sports Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The SLB Program has added three new degree programs in the last two years, including a Veterans Sports Law & Business Program that launched in Fall 2018. Additional faculty members, drawn from the vibrant Phoenix sports landscape, have expanded the SLB program’s growing influence.

Wong is a Past President of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) and SLA Board member since 1998. Wong is also outside counsel for the Baltimore Orioles and formerly for the Boston Red Sox in salary arbitration matters. He is an arbitrator for the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the American Arbitration Association. He served as outside counsel to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference from 2014-17, and is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and the Fiesta Bowl’s Board of Directors.

In addition, Wong is Professor Emeritus at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts. A faculty member for 36 years in UMass’ Mark H. McCormack Department of Sports Management, Wong received two Chancellor’s Medals for his exemplary service and the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003. He was tabbed to serve as UMass’ Interim Director of Athletics in 1992-93. Wong then spent two decades as the UMass Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA (1993-2013). Wong was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Law School in the spring of 2014, where he taught Sports Law in 2015.

Wong has authored several books and over 100 sport law articles and books, including the first sports law casebook.  He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at professional organization meetings, sports law and business conferences, and law schools.

Wong received a Bachelor 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.

Wednesday, December 05

From the Office of the President: Upholding the Integrity and Ideals of Intercollegiate Athletics

Ideally, presidential oversight of athletics should result in an appropriate balance of athletics and academics, necessary reform and accountability of those in charge. In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges they face upholding their role in athletics.

Moderator: Glenn Wong, Distinguished Professor of Practice (Sports Law) and Executive Director, Sports Law & Business Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Dr. Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University
Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor, University of Houston System; and President, University of Houston

STADIUM in the SPOTLIGHT - The Reinvention of Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University

ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson will give the audience a virtual guided tour through the renovation of Sun Devil Stadium. He will discuss the multi-year renovation details which includes concessions enhancements; major upgrades; and expanding how the stadium has transformed into a year-round venue.

Moderator: Glenn Wong, Distinguished Professor of Practice (Sports Law) and Executive Director, Sports Law & Business Program, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Ray Anderson, Athletic Director, Arizona State University