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School of Law

Dionne L. Koller

Associate Professor of Law Dionne L. Koller
Director, Center for Sport and the Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 510

Administrative Assistant: Laurie Schnitzer
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1112


J.D., M.A. with honors, George Washington University
B.A., cum laude, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure II
Introduction to Lawyering Skills:Civil Procedure I
Sports and the Law

Center for Sport and the Law

Before joining the University of Baltimore Law School faculty, Koller was on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law where she taught legal writing and sports law, and created the Academic Achievement Program aimed at helping students maximize their success in law school. Prior to entering law teaching, Koller was an attorney with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C. specializing in complex commercial litigation. Professor Koller’s scholarly interests include sports and the law and health law, and she is a frequent media commentator on issues related to sports and the law. Professor Koller has served as chair and as a member of the Executive Board for the Sports Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is a member of the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Review Board. Professor Koller is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

The Obese and the Elite: Using Law to Reclaim School Sports,Okla. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Op-Ed., High School Football: A Dangerous Game, Balt. Sun, Nov. 20, 2013.

Op-Ed., All U.S. Sports Need an Anti-Doping Agency, Balt. Sun, Jan. 20, 2013.

How the Expressive Power of Title IX Dilutes it Promise, 3 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. 103 (2012)

Not Just One of the Boys: A Post-Feminist Critique of Title IX's Vision for Gender Equity in Sports, 43 Conn. Law Rev. 401 ( 2010)

Title IX Isn't the Issue, The Baltimore Sun, September 18, 2009

From Medals to Morality: Sportive Nationalism and the Problem of Doping in Sports, 19 Marquette Sports Law Rev. 91 (symposium 2008)

How the United States Government Sacrifices Athletes' Constitutional Rights in the Pursuit of National Prestige, 2008 B.Y.U.L. Rev. 1465 (2008)

Trampling Athletes' Due Process Rights , The Baltimore Sun (March 2007)

Frozen in Time: The State Action Doctrine's Application to Amateur Sports , 82 St.John's Law Rev. 183 (2007)

Does the Constitution Apply to the Actions of the United States Anti-Doping Agency?, 50 St. Louis U. L.J. 91 (Health Law Symposium, 2005)

Articles on Social Science Research Network

Recent Media

"All U.S. sports need an anti-doping agency. The anti-doping program that brought down Lance Armstrong should cover our pro and college sports too." See Prof. Koller's timely and provocative op-ed in the January 22, 2013 Baltimore Sun

Professor Koller appeared on Maryland Public Television's "Direct Connection" program with Jeff Salkin on April 28 to discuss a vote by Northwestern University football players to unionize.