Phillip J. ClosiusOf Counsel
J.D., Columbia University, May 1975
(Stone Scholar, 3 years)
B.A., University of Notre Dame, May 1972
(Magna Cum Laude; Notre Dame Scholar) Double Major: English and History
|July 1, 2007 to August 1, 2011||The University of Baltimore School of Law|
Position: Dean and Professor of Law
Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of the School of Law – budget, personnel, admissions, career services, alumni relations, development and curriculum. In scheduling and curricular matters, worked closely with only other faculty administrator -- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Extensive media and personal appearances on behalf of the College.
|July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006||The University of Toledo College of Law|
Position: Professor on Special Administrative Assignment
Responsibilities: Generally assist the Interim Dean with specific duties regarding Admissions, Career Services, Speaker Series, Alumni Relations, and Budget.
|July 1999 to June 30, 2005||The University of Toledo College of Law|
Position: Dean and Professor of Law
Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of the College – budget, personnel, admissions, career services, alumni relations, development and curriculum. In scheduling and curricular matters, worked closely with only other faculty administrator – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Extensive media and personal appearances on behalf of the College.
|June 1986 to August 1992||The University of Toledo College of Law|
Position: Professor and Associate Dean for Student and Financial Affairs
Responsibilities: Budget administration, admissions, personnel, financial aid and career services.
|July 2007 to Present:||The University of Baltimore School of Law|
Position: Professor of Law
|September 1979 to July 2007:||The University of Toledo College of Law|
(Multiple Outstanding Professor Awards for Teaching)
|August 1986 to July 2007:||Position: Professor of Law|
Subjects Taught: Constitutional Law, Sports Law, First Amendment, Trusts and Estates, Law and Literature and Sports Law
|September 1979 to June1986:||Position: Assistant and Associate Professor|
Subjects Taught: Business Units I and II, Trusts and Estates I and II, Civil and Political Rights, Sports Law, Constitutional Law I and II Advisor: Moot Court Program
Myth, Manipulation and Minor League Baseball: How A Capitalist Democracy Engenders Income Inequality, 89 University of Cincinnati Law Review (forthcoming October 2020).
Protecting Common Law Rights of the Unionized Worker: Demystifying Section 301 Preemption, 46 University of Baltimore Law Review 107 (2016).
The Jocks and the Justice: How Sotomayor Restrained College Athletes, 26 Marquette Sports Law Review 493 (2016).
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Fan Scorned: State Regulation of Sports Agents, 30 Toledo L.Rev. 511 (1999)
Rejecting the Fruits of Action: The Regeneration of the Waste Land’s Legal System, 71 Notre Dame L. Rev. 127 (1995)
Social Justice and the Myth of Fairness: A Communal Defense of Affirmative Action, 74 Nebraska L. Rev. 569 (1995)
Below Market Loans: From Abuse to Misuses – A Sports Illustration (with Douglas K. Chapman), 37 Case Western Reserve L. Rev. 484 (1987)
Professional Sports and Antitrust Law: The Groundrules of Immunity, Exemption and Liability, Chapter in Frey and Johnson (eds.), Government and Sport: Public Policy Issues (October 1985).
Involuntary Servitude: The Current Enforcement of Employee Covenants Not to Compete – A Proposal for Reform (with Henry M. Schaffer), 57 S. Cal. L. Rev. 531 (1984).
Not at the Behest of Nonlabor Groups: A Revised Prognosis for a Maturing Sports Industry, 24 B.C.L. Rev. 341 (March 1983).
|November 1977 to May 1978:||Closius & Closius|
Representation of professional athletes.
|August 1975 to November 1977:||Kelley, Drye & Warren|
New York, New York
Position: Associate in firm’s Corporate Department
Extensive drafting and negotiating experience with primary emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, loan agreements and miscellaneous corporate and individual contracts. Securities experience in the preparation and filing of registration statements, restricted stock and transfer agent compliance.