About

Jordan Kobritz is the author of a weekly sports business column, "Sports Beyond the Lines," in which he comments on financial, marketing, management, legal, media/public relations, political, labor and ethical issues in the world of sports. The column is published in a number of papers around the country and is picked up by numerous online publications.

In addition, Jordan has published articles on business and legal issues related to sports in such publications as the Journal of Sport Management, Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Denver Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Review of Management Innovation & Creativity, Review of Higher Education & Self-Learning, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Sport Litigation Alert, Professional Sports and the Law, and Facility Manager.

He has presented on sports business and legal issues at numerous national and international conferences hosted by organizations such as the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA), MBAA International, Intellectbase International Consortium, New Mexico Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NMAHPERD), and the Baseball Winter Meetings.

Jordan graduated from Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), McDonough School of Business, with a B.S. degree (accounting major) and earned a J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Cornell University Law School. He practiced law and accounting for ten years prior to embarking upon a career in sports.

He has a wealth of experience in the business of sports, having owned and operated two Minor League Baseball teams, the Maine Guides, a Class AAA team in the International League, and the Daytona Cubs, a Class A team in the Florida State League. He also developed a minor hockey league and operated baseball fantasy camps.

Jordan is currently Professor and Chair of the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. He has taught Sport Management and Sport Law at St. Cloud State University, Eastern New Mexico University, Saint Leo University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Wyoming. He also taught Business Law at the University of Maine and Husson University.

Jordan and his wife, Debbie, live with their horses and cats in Cortland, NY. In his spare time Jordan enjoys riding his horse, fishing, playing his guitar, and anything baseball related.