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The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, created in February 2012 with a $5 million leadership gift from Jeffrey S. Moorad ’81, is one of only a handful of institutes in the US dedicated to the study of sports law. The Center prepares students for careers in amateur and professional sports through rigorous academic study, innovative programs, internship opportunities, scholarship and research.

Located near Philadelphia, home to one of professional and amateur sports most dedicated fan bases and largest media markets, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is situated along the Northeast corridor in close proximity to several major sports markets including New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Andrew Brandt Director, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law

It is a privilege to introduce myself as the Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University School of Law.

The Moorad Center—one of only a handful of sports law programs in the nation—is transforming the study of sports law through the combination of a rigorous academic core and a robust practical program. The Center aims to become a thought leader in the industry, exploring sports-related legal matters as well as business and topical issues. Simply put, if it is happening in the sports world, we will be talking about it, writing about it, teaching it, and breaking it down.

At Villanova Law, students have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside industry leaders, renowned academicians, and current practitioners. The Moorad Center goes behind-the-scenes to analyze and study one of the world's most popular industries through in-depth curricula, topical synopsia, renowned speakers, groundbreaking research, and more. Learn more about the Center and stay up-to-date on current sports issues at our website.

Welcome to the Moorad Center; exciting things are ahead.


Andrew Brandt
Director, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law

Andrew Brandt is a former NFL Business Analyst for ESPN. A graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown Law School, Mr. Brandt began his career as an agent for NBA and NFL players. He later became the General Manager of the Barcelona Dragons in the NFL's World League. Following a return to player representation, Mr. Brandt served as Vice President of the Green Bay Packers from 1999 to 2008, negotiating all player contracts, managing the NFL Salary Cap, and handling football operations.

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law will advance a new era of education for sports industry professionals.  Under the leadership of respected and accomplished voices in the industry, the Center will educate and inspire students to new heights in sports law and beyond. 

The Center aims to be a thought leader in not only sports law but also in topical issues and the changing dynamics in sports news, sports business, sports media, sports policy and more. The Center will take students, alumni and patrons behind the games to broader issues to lead the discourse and provide thoughtful and experienced analysis in the field of sports.