Michael Jones

Michael E. Jones, Legal Studies

Emeritus Faculty


Sports, Art and Entertainment Law and Media, Law and Ethics

Research Interest

Sports Law

Educational Background

B.A., Denison University

M.B.A, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
J.D., University of Miami


Professor Michael E. Jones serves as a Professor for the Legal Studies Program within the Department of Economics. His principal teaching areas are in the fields of sports, entertainment, media and art law. He authored the first undergraduate text on Sports Law published by Pearson. He edited the book, Current Issues in Professional Sports, UNH Press, and has authored more than two dozen law review articles. Along with colleagues in the Legal Studies Program he is co-authoring a text on Intellectual Property, Carolina Press.

Professor Jones spent more than twenty years serving as a trial court judge. In addition, he has been a member of numerous Olympic related dispute resolution boards. A well exhibited and collected visual fine artist, he has created the official triathlon painting and posters for the past three summer Olympic Games. He painted Michael Phelp's official portrait after the Beijing Olympic Games. His art work is part of the permanent collection of museums and galleries ranging from Beijing, China to Havana, Cuba.