Linda Greene
Published February 8, 2018
Updated July 20, 2021

Linda Greene is dean and MSU Foundation Professor of Law at the Michigan State University College of Law, where her teaching and academic scholarship focus on constitutional law, civil procedure, legislation, civil rights and sports law. She was the United States Olympic Committee Legislation Committee chair, its audit committee vice chair and co-author of its diversity and inclusion policies in the years of 1992 to 2001.

Previously, Greene was a law professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she researched and taught sports and constitutional law. She is a co-founder of Black Women in Sport Foundation and the author of articles and op-eds that explore the intersection of sport and equality. She has written about the inclusion of women in Olympic governing bodies, equity between male and female Olympians, and how women athletes are represented in the media.

Greene’s forthcoming book, slated for 2022, is Toward an Inclusive Constitutional Democracy: The Dissenting Opinions of Thurgood Marshall.

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Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Olympics, gender in Olympics, sports, sports law, women in sports

Location: East Lansing, Mich.


Phone: (517) 432-6993

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