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Phillip J. Closius

Of Counsel
pclosius@mdattorney.com
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Phone: (410) 385-2225
Fax: (410) 547-2432

201 N. Charles St, #2600
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Education

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

Administrative Experience
July 1, 2007 to August 1, 2011The 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, works 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, 2006The 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, 2005The 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, works 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 1992The 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.

Teaching Experience
July 2007 to Present:The University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, Maryland

Position: Professor of Law
Subjects Taught: Constitutional 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, 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

Publications

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).

Legal Experience
November 1977 to May 1978:Closius & Closius
Milford, Connecticut

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.