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Mark Conrad

Mark Conrad

Associate Professor of Law and Ethics

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business

Mark Conrad is an Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he directs two sports business programs: The Sports Business Concentration and the Sports Business Initiative. He teaches classes in sports law, diversity, equity and inclusion in sports, contracts and business organizations, media law, and art law. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Fordham, Professor Conrad has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s master’s program in Sports Management where he teaches international and comparative sports law. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law. Professor Conrad has appeared on panels and symposia at leading institutions outside of Fordham, including Harvard Law School, and the law schools at Duke University, the University of Virginia, NYU, and Arizona State.

Professor Conrad’s books and articles have appeared in academic, legal, and general circulation publications. His book “The Business of Sports -- Off the Field, In the Office, On the News,” (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2017) has been cited in leading journals as one of the most comprehensive texts on the subject. He has also published in numerous academic and non-academic journals on various sports law topics, including governance issues, intellectual property, collegiate, and international issues. His recent research focuses on a need to improve governance, transparency, and funding for the U.S. Olympic bodies, particularly the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and USA Track and Field, and the intellectual property questions surrounding non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”).

Professor Conrad has been quoted in periodicals such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune and has appeared on CNN, i24News, and Bloomberg TV. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Law in Sport.

Professor Conrad received his B.A. from City College of New York and his J.D. from New York Law School. After receiving his law degree, he earned an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars (retired). He served as president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association from 2014-15 and president of the Alliance for Sport Business from 2016-18.

A lifelong resident of New York City, Prof. Conrad points to running the New York City Marathon as one of his memorable achievements. He may be followed on Twitter at @Sportslaw1.