Rooted in educating and inspiring students to new heights in sports law, The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law serves as a thought leader in the business and advances Villanova Law into a new era of education for sports industry professionals.

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

Located near Philadelphia, home to one of professional and amateur sports most dedicated fan bases and largest media markets, Villanova  Law is situated along the Northeast corridor near several major sports markets including New York City, Baltimore and Washington, DC.


Center's Mission

The Moorad Center is dedicated to producing innovative and visionary sports leaders. 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, business, media, 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.

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085