Mark Conrad is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he directs its sports business concentration. 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, St. John’s University School of Law and New York Law School. He has lectured at Northwestern University’s campus on Doha, Qatar and has appeared on panels and symposia at a number of institutions including Harvard Law School, and the law schools at Duke University, the University of Virginia, NYU and Arizona State. Internationally, he appeared at the Asser Sports Law Institute in the Hague in the fall of 2019. 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.
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 current research focuses on a need to improve governance, transparency and funding for the U.S. Olympic bodies, particularly the USOPC and USA Track and Field. In addition to teaching sports law, he has also taught courses covering contracts, business organizations, Arts and the Law and media law.
Professor Conrad has been quoted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune and has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV and i24News.
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 and resides in New York City.