Professor Jack Anderson

  • Professor Jack Anderson

Director of Studies, Sports Law

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Jack Anderson joined Melbourne Law School in 2017. Previously he taught at the University of Limerick from where he was appointed a Senior Research Scholar by the Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences in 2002. In 2003 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Australian National University, Canberra. Promoted to Senior Lecturer at Queen’s in 2008, Reader in 2011, and Professor of Law in 2012, he taught the law of torts; alternative dispute resolution; and sports law.

Jack’s primary research interest is the relationship between sport and the law and he has published widely in the area including The Legality of Boxing (Routledge, London, 2007), Modern Sports Law (Hart, Oxford 2010) and the edited collection Landmark Cases in Sports Law (The Hague, Asser, 2013). Previously Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal, he is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, international conference papers and other seminars on the topics of sports law and including at the National Sports Law Institute, Marquette University, Milwaukee; the Australian National University, Canberra; the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Brisbane; University of Cambridge; German Sports University, Cologne; China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; and also the delivery of papers and workshops relating to sports law for Interpol, FIFA, World Rugby and the International Olympic Committee.

Jack contributes regularly to the media in Australia, Britain and Ireland on sports law matters. He is an accredited workplace mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator. Jack is also a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and Ireland such as Sport Resolutions UK; Just Sport Ireland; the Football Association of Ireland’s Disciplinary Panel; and the Gaelic Athletic Association’s Disputes Resolution Authority.

In 2016, he was appointed to 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).


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Other School and University Responsibilities

  • Director of Studies, Sports Law
  • MLM Committee

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne