N. Jeremi Duru
Professor of Law
Professor N. Jeremi Duru joined the WCL faculty in Spring 2013. He is among the nation's foremost sports law authorities. He is a co-author of one of the field's premier casebooks, Sports Law and Regulation, and has written numerous articles and book chapters exploring sports law in various respects. Professor Duru has a particular interest in sport's impact on society.
After his undergraduate education at Brown University, Professor Duru completed a joint-degree program at Harvard University for a Master's degree in Public Policy and a Juris Doctor. Professor Duru served as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later joined the law firm of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering to litigate complex civil actions. In 2003, Professor Duru joined Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, where he represented sports industry professionals in employment matters involving teams and leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and MLB. The National Bar Association honored Professor Duru with its 2005 Sports and Entertainment Lawyer of the Year award. Professor Duru joined the faculty of Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law in 2005 where he taught for seven years and won the school's George P. Williams Memorial Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2008.
Professor Duru has continued to counsel sports industry professionals and organizations, including the Fritz Pollard Alliance of minority coaches, scouts, and front office personnel in the NFL. In addition, he has served as a Legal Analyst and Commentator for Yahoo! Sports' online magazine, The Post Game, and has provided commentary for a number of media outlets including BBC, NBC, FOX, MSNBC, NPR, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The New York Daily News.