William Buckley Briggs Adjunct Professor of Law (Spring term)
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
G59 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-4565
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: William.Briggs@nfl.com

Professional Biography

William Buckley Briggs, Adjunct Professor of Law, received his B.S. in1976 from Cornell; his M.A. in 1978 from George Washington; and his J.D. in 1982 from Georgetown. He was admitted in the District of Columbia, 1983. Staff Counsel, National Football PlayersAssociation/Federation of Professional Athletes, 1982-88; engaged in representation ofprofessional athletes in arbitration hearings, 1988-94. Assistant General Counsel, NFLManagement Council, since 1995. Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo College of Law,1988-89; Adjunct Professor, Drake College of Law, 1988; Visiting Associate Professor, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1989-94; Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, since 1990, Cornell Law School, since 1990. He will teach Sports Law in the spring semester.


B.S. 1976, Cornell University
M.A. 1978, George Washington University
J.D. 1982, Georgetown University Law Center