University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Matthew E. Lane

Adjunct Professor, International and Comparative Sports Law

UNH Law Professor Matthew E. Lane teaches international and comparative sports law: examining law and sports from a global perspective. He practices as an associate with Preti Flaherty in its Concord, New Hampshire office. Lane joined Preti Flaherty in 2009 and practices with both the firm's Business Law and Sports & Entertainment Groups. His sports law practice focuses on the representation of athletes in a variety of areas, including contract negotiations and commercial rights. Lane is a certified IAAF Athlete Representative and serves as an agent for several athletes in the sport of track and field.

Prior to pursuing law, Lane was a professional runner, sponsored by Nike, and was a member of two U.S. national teams. As a collegiate athlete at William and Mary, he was an 11-time NCAA Division I All-American and the 2001 U.S. Track Coaches Association Athlete of the Year (the track & field “Heisman”).

In 2002, he became the 251st American to run the mile in under four minutes (his official time was 3:57.57). In 2010, he was honored as one of 25 "Silver Stars" of the Colonial Athletic Association conference— the 25 best athletes in the 25-year history of the conference. He was inducted into the William and Mary Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. He also served as the Head Indoor Track & Field coach at Yarmouth High School, and currently serves as Assistant Coach to the school's cross-country team.

During law school, Lane served as the Executive Editor of the Maine Law Review. He is a native of Yarmouth, Maine.

UNH Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Institute faculty