Ed Edmonds

Professor Emeritus

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Ed Edmonds joined the Notre Dame Law School as the Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology and professor of law in July 2006. He retired in December 2017. A 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame (History), his advanced degrees are an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the University of Toledo.

He served as the law library director at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, and the Schoenecker Law Library at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Edmonds taught a Sports Law Seminar, and he also taught advanced legal research, antitrust law, criminal law, and entertainment law.

His primary scholarly interests are antitrust and labor issues involving baseball and salary arbitration. In particular, he has written and spoken about the trilogy of United States Supreme Court cases (Federal Baseball v. National League, Toolson v. New York Yankees, and Flood v. Kuhn) that created baseball antitrust exemption.

He is also the co-editor with Frank Houdek of the Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment, a database on HeinOnline. He is also the co-author with Frank Houdek of Baseball Meets the Law, and he is working with Frank Houdek on a new book, Movies Meets the Law. He is a frequent speaker at the Nine Spring Training Conference and the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

Email: edmonds.7@nd.edu

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