Lewis Kurlantzick, a nationally recognized expert in copyright law and sports law, is currently working on his forthcoming book, Legal Issues in Professional Hockey. This edited volume will feature chapters by prominent sports law scholars, economists and practitioners on topics including criminal law, tort law, labor law, tax law and the economics of the National Hockey League. His other recent books include Legal Issues in Professional Basketball and Legal Issues in Professional Baseball (both of which are part of a series he is editing on legal problems in professional athletics) and Copyright Duration: Duration, Term Extension, The European Union, and the Making of Copyright Policy. He also has authored numerous articles and book chapters on a wide range of copyright and sports law topics, including copyright issues in the recording industry and the steroids problem in Major League Baseball.
In addition to being a prolific scholar, Professor Kurlantzick, a graduate of Harvard Law School, is also a gifted teacher. He teaches Sports and the Law, a popular seminar that focuses on how the sports industry compares with other more conventional industries, as well as Contracts, Copyright, and Arbitration. Professor Kurlantzick serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has served as a Special Master for the United States District Court in Connecticut.
Professor Kurlantzick has taught at the Law School for more than four decades. He has the distinction of being the first full-time professor to teach an intellectual property course, Copyright Law, the subject of much of his scholarship over the course of his academic career.