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Professor Jack Anderson Bio

Jack Anderson is Professor and Director of Sports Law at the University of Melbourne.  Previously he had been a lecturer at the University of Limerick from 1998 to 2004. In 2004, he joined the School of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008, Reader in 2011, and Professor in 2012. Jack’s primary research interest is the relationship between sport and the law and he has published widely in the area including monographs such as The Legality of Boxing (Routledge 2007) and Modern Sports Law (Hart 2010) and edited collections such as Landmark Cases in Sports Law (Asser 2013) and EU Sports Law (Edward Elgar 2018). He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal based at the International Sports Law Centre at the Asser Institute from 2013 to 2016.  An accredited mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator (CArb), Jack remains a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and Ireland such as Sport Resolutions UK and Just Sport Ireland. He had previously been a member of the Football Association of Ireland’s Disciplinary Panel and Secretary of the Gaelic Athletic Association’s Disputes Resolution Authority. He is currently an arbitrator on the inaugural International Amateur Athletics Federation’s Disciplinary Tribunal. 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 Championships.