Richardson Professor of Law Roger Abrams, a leading authority on sports and labor law and labor arbitration, has been appointed to the New York Journal of Books (NYJB) Panel of Reviewers. The panel includes bestselling and award-winning authors, journalists, experienced publishing executives, tenured academics and highly experienced professionals across a number of disciplines and industries. 

"Writing for a general audience about the latest books in my field will continue my work on the history, economics and law of the business of sports,” said Abrams, the the author of seven books on the business and history of sports. Abrams has also as served as a salary arbitrator for major league baseball and as a permanent arbitrator for the television, communications, electronics and coal industries, for the US Customs Service, Internal Revenue Service, Walt Disney World, the State of Florida and Lockheed-Martin Company.

His books include Legal Bases: Baseball and the Law (1998), The Money Pitch: Baseball Free Agency and Salary Arbitration (2000), The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903 (2003), The Dark Side of the Diamond: Gambling, Violence, Drugs and Alcoholism in the National Pastime (2008), Sports Justice (2010) and Playing Tough: The World of Politics and Sports (2013). 

 NYJB's diverse panel of reviewers has included Colonel Kenneth Allard, Joan Burda, Eloisa JamesAphrodite JonesJon Land and Sam Millar, as well as numerous others. 

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