University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Michael McCann

Professor of Law
Director, Sports and Entertainment Law Institute

(603) 513-5254 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Educational Background

LLM, Harvard Law School
JD, University of Virginia School of Law
BA, Georgetown University

Courses Taught

Amateur Sports Law: Legal Issues in Youth, College & Rec Sport
Article II Sales
Pro Sports Law: Unique Relationship, Leagues, Team & Players
Sports Law & Investigative Reporting

General Areas of Interest, Scholarship, Research, & Practice

• Sports law
• Sports business
• Media law
• Journalism and the law
• Contract law
• Sales law (Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code)
• Antitrust law
• Law of private associations
• Disabilities law

Additional Information

McCann is an award-winning journalist. He is a Writer and Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated and, for which he has authored more than 300 legal columns and investigative articles, including a record-breaking 50 columns and articles during the summer of 2014. Through reporting, McCann has broken major news stories on Donald Sterling, Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, Bobby Petrino, and other national sports law controversies. McCann was also the first journalist to interview Lance Armstrong after Armstrong’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. McCann interviewed Armstrong at his home in Austin, Texas and authored “My Dance With Lance.” McCann is also the On-Air Legal Analyst for NBA TV and SI Now, and is a frequent commentator on TV. McCann tweets daily sports law analysis @McCannSportsLaw and has been honored by The Huffington Post, Boston Magazine and The Sporting Chart for excellence in tweeting.