Timothy Davis

Timothy Davis

John W. and Ruth H. Turnage Professor of Law

Professor Timothy Davis is one the country's best known sports law scholars. He has co-authored Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Wolters Kluwer) and The Business of Sports Agents (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press). Timothy is the author of numerous law review articles and frequently presents papers and lectures at academic conferences. He serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Sports Law Institute. Timothy teaches Contracts, Sale of Goods, Sports Law, and NCAA Rules Compliance and Enforcement. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Timothy taught at Southern Methodist University. Following a federal district court clerkship, Timothy practiced commercial litigation in Denver, Colorado.Read more »


Education

  • JD, University of California Berkeley School of Law, 1979
  • BA, Stanford University, 1975

Publications

Books

  • Sports Law: Governance and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer) (with Matthew Mitten, Barbara Osborne, Jeremi Duru).
  • Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials and Problems (4th ed) (Wolters Kluwer 2017) (with Matthew Mitten, Kenneth Shropshire, Jeremi Duru).
  • Sports Law: Governance and Regulation (2d ed.) (Wolters Kluwer 2016) (with Matthew Mitten, Kenneth Shropshire, Barbara Osborne, Rodney Smith).
  • The Business of Sports Agents (3d edition) (University of Pennsylvania Press 2016).
  • Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (3rd ed) (Wolters Kluwer 2015) (with Matthew Mitten, Rodney Smith, Jeremi Duru).
  • Sports Law: Governance and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer (Aspen College Series) 2012) (with Matthew Mitten, Kenneth Shropshire, Barbara Osborne).
  • Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials & Problems (2ed) (Aspen Publishers 2009) (with Matthew Mitten, Rodney Smith, Robert Berry).
  • The Business of Sports Agents (2d edition) (University of Pennsylvania Press 2008).
  • Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Aspen 2005) (with Matthew Mitten, Robert Berry, Rodney Smith).
  • The Business of Sports Agents (University of Pennsylvania Press 2003).
  • A Reader on Race, Civil Rights, and American Law: A Multiracial Approach (Carolina Academic Press 2001).
  • Sports and the Law: a Modern Anthology (Carolina Academic Press 1999).

Book Chapters

  • Reggie Bush, USC and the NCAA, in Scandals in College Sports (Shaun R. Harper & Jamel Donnor 2017).
  • The Student-Athlete and University Contractual Relationship, in Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics in American Higher Education 23 (Eddie Comeaux 2015).
  • The Coach and Athlete Recruitment: Ethical and Legal Dimensions, in The Ethics of Coaching Sports: Moral, Social and Legal Issues (Robert L. Simon ed. 2013).
  • Athlete Eligibility Requirements and Legal Protection of Sports Participation Opportunities, in Handbook of International Sports Law 32 (James R. Nafzinger and Stephen R. Ross 2011).
  • Athlete Eligibility Requirements and Legal Issues, in Handbook on International Sports Law (J.A.R. Nafziger & S. F. Ross, eds. 2011).
  • From Barry Bonds to USADA: Protecting the Interests of "Drug-Free" Athletes, in Reversing Field: Examining Commercialization, Labor, Gender, and Race in 21st Century Sports Law 147-57 (2010).
  • Academic Inequity and the Impact of NCAA Rules, in Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports (D. Brooks & R. Althouse, eds. 2007).
  • The Persistence of Unconscious Racism in College Sport, in Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports (D. Brooks & R. Althouse, eds. 2007).
  • Crossing the Color Line: The New York Yankees and Race Relations, in Courting the Yankees: Legal Essays on the Bronx Bombers (Robert Jarvis ed. 2003).
  • Race, Law and NCAA Rules and Regulations, in Racism in College Athletics: The African-American Experience (1999).

Articles

Other

  • Candid Race Talk Launches College Sports Symposium, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (May 14, 2011).
  • Losing to Win in College Sports, Huffington Post (April 13, 2011).
  • Co-participant and Coaches' Liability in High School and College Sports, CLE Program "Amateur Sports and the Law" sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of North Carolina Bar Association (October 2, 2008).
  • The Line Between Amateur and Professional Sports, Sports and Entertainment Law Conference, Texas Bar Association, Austin, TX (October 12, 2007).
  • Overview of Select Legal Issues Arising in Golf, CLE Program "The Law of Golf," sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of North Carolina Bar Association (September 15, 2005).
  • Recent Developments in Sports Law, Annual Meeting of the National Federation of State High School Associations' Summit and Legal Meeting (April 2005).
  • Current Developments in Sports and Entertainment Law, CLE Program "Sports and Entertainment Law: Keys to Representing Athletes, Musicians and Teams," sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Section of North Carolina Bar Association (October 2001).
  • Current Developments in Sports and Entertainment Law, Meeting of Sports and Entertainment Law Section of North Carolina Bar Association (December 2000).
  • What is Sports Law?, Sports and Entertainment Law for the New Millennium, CLE sponsored by North Carolina Bar Association (October 1999).

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Timothy Davis
Contact Information
 336.758.3670

Worrell 3137
Expertise
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Sports Law