Dr. Anastasios KaburakisAnastasios Kaburakis holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and a Law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He held Faculty appointments at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Indiana University Bloomington, and Washington University Law School in St. Louis. He is currently an Asst. Professor of Management and Sports Business in the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University. Prior to academia, he practiced law and is licensed through the Thessaloniki Bar Association. While in Greece, he coached basketball at the junior and professional club levels, the national teams of Greece, and served the Greek Basketball Federation, FIBA, and several European educational institutions on legal and policy matters.

He has published articles and presented research on International Comparative Sport Law, NCAA Compliance, particularly pertaining to International Student-Athletes, recruiting, amateurism, gambling, coaches’ contracts, institutional liability, and intellectual property applications in sport. He regularly consults international sport governing bodies, NCAA Division I governance committees, policy-drafting actors in member conferences and coaches’ associations, member institutions’ compliance and coaching staff members on international recruiting, amateurism policy, and legal issues in intercollegiate athletics settings. He serves as an advisor for various international sport consulting firms.

His main research interests include:

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Strategy and Structure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Discrimination and Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • European Union Law
  • Gaming Law and Policy
  • Higher Education Law and Policy
  • Immigration Law and Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Comparative Law
  • International Competition and Antitrust Law
  • International Sport Law, Governance, Migration, Athletes' Transfers and Restraints
  • Legal and Political Philosophy
  • NCAA Compliance
  • New Media and Sport Communications
  • Sport Betting and the International Gambling Industry
  • Strategic Management in the Sport Industry
  • Torts and Institutional Liability