Steven Krone, Program Director
Simon Gardiner is Associate Professor and Reader in Sports Law at Leeds Metropolitan University in Leeds, U.K. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Asser International Sports Law Center at The Hague. He is lead author of Sports Law (3rd ed., Cavendish Publishing 2005) and co-editor of Professional Sport in the European Union: Regulation and Re-regulation (Asser Press 2000), and has published numerous articles in Europe and internationally on sports law matters. Professor Gardiner has been involved in consultancy for a range of sports bodies and has worked with the European Union on anti-doping provisions and with the Council of Europe on conflict dispute resolution in sport. He is a Director of the International Association of Sports Law and has extensive experience teaching post-graduate sports law classes at universities internationally, including King's College London and the University of Milan.
RonNell Andersen Jones
RonNell Andersen Jones is an Associate Professor of Law at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School, where she teaches constitutional law, First Amendment, and media law. After graduating first in her law school class, Professor Jones clerked for the Honorable William A. Fletcher on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court. Before entering academia, she was an attorney in the appellate division of Jones Day, where her work focused on Supreme Court litigation and included major constitutional and First Amendment cases. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Professor Jones researches and writes on legal issues affecting the press and on the intersection between media and the courts. She is a regular presenter at media law conferences and served as the director of the 2007 Media Subpoena Study, a nationwide study of the frequency and impact of subpoenas served upon newspapers and television newsrooms. Her work on the project has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, as well as on MSNBC, Fox News and National Public Radio. From 2004 to 2008, Professor Jones was a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, where she team taught an annual course about the United States Supreme Court with Justice O'Connor.
Professor Henry Lydiate is a Barrister who has specialized in the law relating to visual art and design for over 25 years. He conducted a two-year research project into the legal needs of visual artists in the U.K. in the 1970's. This led to his establishment of Artlaw Services, a free legal advice, education and training service for the art community which he served as chair, legal adviser and trainer/educator until 1984. Professor Lydiate writes a regular Artlaw column published in Art Monthly since its first issue in 1976, and his collected articles are published by Artquest at www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw. Currently a consultant specializing in visual art and design, Professor Lydiate now teaches the M.A. Arts Management course at the Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge and the M.A. Arts Policy and Management course at Birkbeck College, University of London, and is Visiting Professor of Artlaw at the University of the Arts, London.