John T. Wolohan

JOHN T. WOLOHANAdjunct Professor
Professor, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

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Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

John T. Wolohan is a sports lawyer, academic, consultant, and author.  He joined the Syracuse University Sport Management program in 2011 and the Syracuse University College of Law in 2014.  In addition to publishing numerous articles and book chapters, Professor Wolohan has published two books.  The first one: “Law for Recreation and Sport Managers” by Cotten and Wolohan is the leading sport law textbook used by undergraduate sport management programs in the United States.  The second book: “Sports Analytics and How Numbers are Changing Sports” is the top selling textbook on sports analytics.

Professor Wolohan has been teaching and working in the fields of sport management, sports law, and sports media for more than30 years with a research focus on athlete’s rights, drug testing, sports media, sports gambling, and sport analytics.  Professor Wolohan has taught as a visiting professor and served as scholar-in-residence at the China University of Political Science and Law (China), Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (China), University of Lleida (Spain), Sheffield Hallam University (England), University of Pretoria (South Africa) and as a guest lecturer at Beijing Sport University (China).

Professor Wolohan is a highly sought-after expert, and his opinion is regularly sought after. He has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes, NPR, CCTV, and many other international. national and local publications and broadcasts.  In addition, Professor Wolohan is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at professional organizations, law schools, and sport business conferences. He has spoken or moderated at, among others, the American Bar Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, National Sports Law Institute, Sport and Recreation Law Association, the Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association, William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer, University of Arkansas, Clinton School of Public Service, United States Sports Congress, Athletic Business Conference, International Sport Business Symposium, the European Association of Sport Management, Alibaba, and Tencent’s Digital Sports Global Summit.

Professor Wolohan, who is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, received his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and his M.A. from Syracuse University.


    • Syracuse University
      M.A. 2018
    • Western New England University School of Law
      J.D. 1992
    • University of Massachusetts
      B.A. 1985