Scott A. Andresen

Job Title and Responsibilities

Visiting Lecturer (Centre for International Sports Law)
I will be teaching a number of self-created Modules on 'Sports Law' in the United States

About Me

I am the founder of Andresen & Associates P.C., a Chicago-based law firm that focuses its offerings in the areas of sports law, entertainment and the arts, intellectual property and a wide array of legal and non-legal services and consultation to business and corporate clients ranging from small entrepreneurs to multi-million dollar corporations. Prior to founding Andresen & Associates, I served as in-house legal counsel for the Arena Football League.

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, my Juris Doctorate at the Valparaiso University School of Law, and my Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. During my law school career, I studied law at Cambridge University in England under U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, worked for the legal department of the Oakland Raiders, and served as Legal Assistant to the Executive Director of the Illinois High School Association.

I currently teach Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports Management in Northwestern University’s graduate sports management program; am the Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association's Sports Law Committee; volunteer with several non-profit organizations, including the Lawyers for the Creative Arts; and lecture to an array of domestic and international attorney and student organizations.


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (BA, 1995)
Valparaiso University School of Law (JD, 1999)
University of Phoenix (MBA, 2004)

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court (2003)
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2003) 
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1999)
Illinois State Bar (1999)

Professional Memberships and Activities

Chicago Bar Association (Current Chair, Sports Law Committee)
Sports Lawyers Association


Sports Law
Entertainment and the Arts   
Licensing and Sponsorships
Trademark and Copyright
General Business Matters
Corporation Formation

Selected Publications

Scott A. Andresen, A CALL FOR DRUG-TESTING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETES, Marquette Sports Law Review, Volume 19, Number 1, Fall 2008, 325.

Scott A. Andresen, WHAT SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS CAN LEARN FROM OPRAH?, Professional Sports and the Law, Volume 3, Issue 2, July-August 2012.

Multiple additional publications in Professional Sports and the Law and Sports Litigation Alert

Teaching and Faculty Appointments

Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Arts in Sports Administration Program teaching Legal and Ethic Issues of Sports Management

Staffordshire University/Centre for International Sports Law (U.K.), Lecturer in International Sports Law Master of Laws/LLM program teaching Sports Law in the United States (Beginning Summer 2013)

De Montfort University School of Law (U.K.), Lecturer in Sports Law and Practice LLM program teaching Comparative U.S. Sports Law (Beginning Summer/Fall 2013)

Columbia College-Chicago, Adjunct Professor in the Arts & Entertainment Media Management Program teaching Sports Law I, Business of Professional Sports, Introduction to Marketing the Arts and Labor Relations.

Academie du Management des Organisations Sportives (France), Lecturer, United States Summer Program teaching Sports Law in the United States.

Recent Speaking Engagements

Chicago Bar Association, Speaker, “Show Me the Money! The Effects and Costs of the Competing Intellectual Property Claims in the Business of Sports” and “An Insider’s Handbook-A Look at Trademarks, Licensing and Intellectual Property in Professional Sports” Sports Law Committee Seminars; Featured Speaker, Law at the Library Program; Speaker, “Alterative Dispute Resolution for Media, Sports and Entertainment Clients” Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Seminar.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Graduate) School of Labor and Employment Relations, Featured Speaker, “Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports”

Symposium Panellist/Speaker:  Speaker or symposium panellist at events hosted at DePaul University College of Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Oklahoma City School of Law, Valparaiso University School of Law, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Marquette University Law School.

Contact Details

Email Scott Andresen

Telephone number(s):00-1-773-572-6049

Postal Address: 3025 North California Avenue, Suite 4 S.E., Chicago, Illinois 60618-7009

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