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Alicia Jessop

Assistant Professor III

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 211
Phone: (31) 506-7795
E-mail: alicia.jessop@pepperdine.edu

  • Juris Doctor, Chapman University, 2009, Cum Laude

Professor Jessop is an attorney licensed to practice in California and Colorado who focuses on the intersection of sport, business media, and the law. Her research focuses primarily on the implications of federal and state labor law on the sport industry, which particular focuses on sport agents and athlete protection mechanisms. Additionally, Professor Jessop's research looks at female and minority leadership in intercollegiate sport governance at the NCAA Division I level. Professor Jessop has presented research on these issues at numerous international research conferences and law symposia.

Throughout her career, Professor Jessop has had the opportunity to cover sport business for a number of international media publications, including: The Huffington Post, Forbes, CNBC, and SI.com. She has published over 230 articles across these platforms and has been credentialed for sporting events including: the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game, NBA Finals, NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, Indianapolis 500, Bundesliga Super Cup, and FEI World Cup. Professor Jessop frequently appears on television and radio to provide commentary and analysis on sport law and business matters.

Courses:
  • Sport Law and Risk Management
  • Sport Marketing, Sponsorship and Sales
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Colorado School of Mines Young Alumna Award, 2012
Academic Interests:
  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Leadership
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Media
Selected Works:
  • Introduction to Sport Law, Second Edition, 2016
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