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Scott Rosner

Practice Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Research Interests: the business of professional sports leagues and franchises, the business of intercollegiate athletics, impact of globalization on the sports industry, digital media in sports, regulation and business of the sports agent industry, the business impact of title ix, application of antitrust and labor laws to the sport industry, valuation of professional sports franchises, contraction in professional sports, vertical and horizontal integration in sports, hazing in interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional sports, racial, gender and ethnic issues in sport, sport and urban revitalization

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Scott Rosner is a Practice Associate Professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Faculty Associate Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative.  Rosner also serves as the Academic Director of the Wharton Sports Business Academy.  He teaches courses in Sports Business Management and Negotiation and Dispute Resolution to undergraduate and MBA students, and Sports Law at Penn Law School.  He received the prestigious Whitney Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching in 2006, 2009 and 2013 and served as the Faculty Mentor to the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s basketball team from 2003 - 2008.   He previously served as a full-time Lecturer in the same department from July 2002 – June 2010 and as a Practice Associate Professor from July 2010 - June 2013.  He has served as the Faculty Associate Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative since its inception in 2004.

Professor Rosner has led consulting projects with a variety of clients both in his role as a faculty member leading student project teams and as the Principal of Hudson Sports Consulting, a sports advisory firm that provides a wide range of services in the business and legal aspects of the sports industry.  Clients include: the National Football League (multiple engagements), Major League Baseball (multiple engagements), the United States Tennis Association, Madison Square Garden Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles (multiple engagements), the New York Jets, FedEx, AT&T, Philadelphia Sports Congress, Red Bull, the Philadelphia Union (MLS) (multiple engagements), AVP Tour, AOL Sports, NBA Developmental League, Sports Capital Partners (Real Salt Lake), USA Football, Cloud 9 Skiing, San Diego State University, and The Sacks Group.

Rosner is the lead author of “The Business of Sports,” a leading textbook now in its second edition that synthesizes a collection of the leading scholarly sports business articles, the first such volume in the field.  In addition, he has published numerous articles in highly regarded law reviews and journals and has made numerous presentations at academic conferences. His expert views have been presented on multiple occasions in Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Journal,, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, National Public Radio, MSNBC and CNBC.

An avid runner who has completed two marathons and several half-marathons, Professor Rosner has also been an active member of the community. He has taught a weekly law class to high school students, and has coached in both inner-city and suburban youth soccer programs, including a position in the pilot program of the Nike P.L.A.Y.Corps.

Professor Rosner received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a native of Gladwyne, Pennsylvania and currently resides in northern New Jersey with his family. His hobbies include reading, running and playing soccer.