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Stephen F. Ross

Stephen Ross

Lewis H. Vovakis Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Professor of Law
Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research

Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 
(814) 865-8995
Education: 

J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley
A.B., University of California Berkeley

Professor Ross teaches and writes in the disparate areas of Sports Law and Comparative Constitutional Law.  He clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, served as minority counsel for the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. Senate, and worked as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. He has provided expert testimony and advice on sports antitrust issues to governmental entities and sports leagues and players associations around the world, and has consulted on sports league design for professional sports organizations in ice hockey, cricket, and motorcycle racing. Professor Ross has also served as a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute and as pro bono counsel to the AAI and consumer groups including the Consumer Federation of America on antitrust and sports litigation. He has co-authored casebooks in Sports Law and Comparative Constitutional Law and has served as visiting professor at a number of Canadian, English and Australian universities. Since 2016, Ross has served as executive director of the University-wide Center for the Study of Sports in Society.

Fans of the World, Unite! A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers(with Stefan Szymanski, 2008)

“Antitrust and Inefficient Joint Ventures: Why Sports Leagues Should Look More Like McDonald’s and Less Like the United Nations,” 16 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 213 (216)