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, (behavioral law and economics), Harvard Law School
JD, University of Virginia School of Law
BA, Georgetown University

Courses Taught

Amateur Sports Law: Legal Issues in Youth, College & Recreational Sports
Article II Sales (Uniform Commercial Code)
Deflategate: the Intersection of Sports, Law & Journalism                                                        
Pro Sports Law: Unique Relationship, Leagues, Team & Players
Sports Law & Investigative Reporting

General Areas of Interest, Scholarship, Research, & Practice

• Sports law

• Sports business

• Law of private associations
• Intellectual property law
• Law and technology
• Media law, including social media law

• Sales law (Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code)

• Criminal law

• 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 400 legal columns and investigative articles, including a record-breaking 50 columns and articles during the summer of 2014 and 150 columns and articles from April 2014 to April 2015. Through reporting, McCann, who is a member of Sports Illustrated’s investigative team, has broken major news stories on Josh Hamilton, 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 also provided on-site legal analysis from the Massachusetts trial of Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd and the California trial of the NCAA for the use of college players’ names, images and likenesses. 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, Forbes Magazine, Boston Magazine and The Sporting Chart for excellence in legal commentary.