Jack Anderson is Professor and Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne. The sports law program at Melbourne was one of the first to be established globally in the mid-1980 and continues to expand at the Melbourne Law School, which itself is ranked in the top 10 law schools globally.
Jack has published widely in the area including monographs such as The Legality of Boxing (Routledge 2007) and Modern Sports Law (Hart 2010) and edited collections such as Landmark Cases in Sports Law (Asser 2013) and EU Sports Law (Edward Elgar 2018 with R Parrish and B Garcia). He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal based at the International Sports Law Centre at the Asser Institute from 2013 to 2016.
Appointed as an arbitrator to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2016, he became a member of the inaugural International Amateur Athletics Federation’s Disciplinary Tribunal and the International Hockey Federation’s Integrity Unit in 2017. In 2018, he was the sole CAS arbitrator at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. In 2019, he was appointed to the International Tennis Federation’s Ethics Commission. He is currently chair of the Advisory Group establishing a National Sports Tribunal for Australia
- Israel Folau and Rugby Australia’s Code of Conduct hearing - the likely legal arguments
- The legal status and difficult future of greyhound racing
- Why the Russian Olympic doping saga shows the need for a radically different approach to anti-doping in sport
- Duty of Care in Sport: Making the case for a Sports Ombudsman in the UK
- Concussion in sport - How employers’ duties compare in the U.K., Ireland & North America
- The integrity framework that can save the ‘Game Act’ and serve as a model for U.S. sports betting legalization
- The legal implications of concussion in contact sports
- The scope of the duty of care in sport - A submission in relation to UK Government’s review
- Sharapova’s doping scandal - are athletes now more concerned about legality than ethics?
- What next for sport and the IAAF in the wake of Russia’s doping crisis?
- The legality of boxing: a punch drunk love?
- Symptom free: will the law strike a knockout blow on concussion in rugby?
- Why 2014 was the year of the whistleblower
- Doping, Sport and the Law: A Day in the Federal Court, Essendon Football Club v ASADA (2014)
- What are the legal rights of affected parties from Qatar 2022 allegations?
- Match-fixing and the rights of individual sports participants: The Stephen Lee appeal
- Jack Anderson's 7 point anti-doping plan #ChooseTheRightTrack - Part 2
- Jack Anderson on the launch of #ChooseTheRightTrack - an anti-doping campaign - Part 1
- Prevention, detection and co-operation in match-fixing – Part 3
- Prevention, detection and co-operation in match-fixing – Part 2
- Prevention, detection and co-operation in match-fixing – Part 1
- Concussion, sport and the law
- Armstrong’s pedalling furiously but where’s he going?
- Random thoughts on Lance
- Violence, sport, the law and Paul O’Connell
- Sporting risks, the law and wheelchair rugby: the case of Kylie Grimes
- Dispute resolution at the London 2012 Olympic Games, part 2
- Dispute resolution at the London 2012 Olympic Games, part 1