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Michael J. Cozzillio

Emeritus Professor of Law
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Phone: 717.541.3914

Professor Michael Cozzillio teaches and writes in the areas of sports law, administrative law, contracts, labor law, and race, gender and sports. The university awarded him emeritus status at the law school at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.   

He was named Outstanding Faculty Member at Widener University School of Law in 1993, in 1999 (along with Professor James Diehm), and in 2008. He also was a recipient of the Douglas E. Ray Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award in 2006.

Professor Cozzillio has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including many sections of the American Bar Association.

Selected Publications

  • et al., Sports Law:  Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2d  ed. 2007).
  • & Robert L. Hayman, Jr., Sports and Inequality (Carolina Academic Press 2005).
  • & Mark S. Levinstein, Sports Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 1997).
  • From the Land of Bondage: The Greening of Major League Baseball Players and the Major League Baseball Player Association, 41 Cath. U. L. Rev. 117 (1991) (reviewing Marvin Miller, a Whole Different Ball Game, the Sport and Business of Baseball (1991)).
  • The Option Contract: Irrevocable Not Irrejectable, 39 Cath. U. L. Rev. 491 (1990).
  • The Athletic Scholarship and the College National Letter of Intent: A Contract By Any Other Name, 35 Wayne L. Rev. 1275 (1989).
  • & Laurence J. Hoffman, Implications of United States Labor Laws for Foreign Corporations with Operations in the United States, 9 J. Japanese Inst. Int'l Bus. L. 69 (1981).
  • & Joseph T. Casey, Jr., Labor-Antitrust: The Problems of Connell and a Remedy that Follows Naturally, 1980 Duke L.J. 235.
  • Sports Law Q & A with Michael J. Cozzillio, Widener  Sch. L. Mag.,  Spring 2006, at 6.
  • I Ain’t Gonna Work on Selig’s Farm No More, Widener  Sch. L. Mag., Spring 1995, at 11.
  • Sports Owners Stand on Player Mobility Puts Ball in Courts, Legal Times, November 23, 1987, at 20.
  • Free Agency Becomes Critical Sports Issue As NFL Strike Ends, Legal Times, October 26, 1987, at 18.


BA, University of Delaware
JD, The Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America

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