Director of Program, Melbourne Law Masters
Jack Anderson joined Melbourne Law School in 2017. Previously he was a Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast. Jack teaches the law of torts and sports law at Melbourne Law School. He was Director of Studies in Sports Law from 2017-2021. He is now MLS’ Director of Program for the Melbourne Law Masters.
Jack has published widely in the area of sports law including The Legality of Boxing (Routledge, London, 2007), Modern Sports Law (Hart, Oxford 2010), the edited collection Landmark Cases in Sports Law (The Hague, Asser, 2013) and he is a contributor to the latest edition of Thorpe et al on Sports Law in Australia (2022).
He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal based at the International Sports Law Centre at the Asser Institute in The Hague from 2013 to 2016 and is an Editorial Board member of lawinsport.com
Jack regularly presents at leading international sports law conferences and events and contributes to the media in Australia, Britain and Ireland on sports law matters. He is an accredited workplace mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator, (CArb). Jack was admitted to practice in Supreme Court of Victoria in 2022.
He is a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals including the international panel for Sport Resolutions UK. He sits on the disciplinary tribunal of the Football Federation of Victoria; the integrity tribunal of Basketball Australia and is an arbitrator on World Athletics’ Disciplinary Tribunal. He is a member of the International Hockey Federation’s Integrity Unit, and a subject expert for the Asia Racing Federation’s Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce.
From 2016-2019, he was a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and appeared on the list of arbitrators of the CAS Ad hoc Division for the UEFA EURO 2016 (European football championships). He was the sole CAS arbitrator at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
In 2019, he was appointed to the International Tennis Federation’s Ethics Commission and was asked by the Australian government to chair the advisory committee to prepare for the establishment of a national sports tribunal. In 2020, he was appointed as an arbitrator/mediator on the inaugural panel to serve on the National Sports Tribunal and, in the same year, was nominated by the Victorian government to the Board of Harness Racing Victoria.
The Melbourne JD
Melbourne Law Masters
Other School and University Responsibilities
- Director of Program, MLM
- University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee Member (HASS 2)
Memberships and Affiliations
- CArb, Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
- Consultant, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Safeguarding in Sport
- Member, Board, Harness Racing Victoria
- Member, Arbitrator, National Sports Tribunal of Australia
- Member, International Tennis Federation, Ethics Commission
- Member, Arbitrator, World Athletics' Disciplinary Tribunal
- Member, Arbitrator, Sport Resolutions UK
- Member, Subject expert, International Hockey Federation's Integrity Unit