Nathaniel Grow

Assistant Professor

288B Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-3795
Email Address


Nathaniel Grow is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the Terry College of Business. His research interests include both the application of federal antitrust and labor law to the professional sports industry, as well as U.S. patent law. The author of 11 law review articles, his work has appeared in a number of leading journals including the American Business Law Journal and the U.C. Davis Law Review. Professor Grow is also the author of "Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption," a book-length history of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1922 decision in the case of Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League, the lawsuit that gave rise to professional baseball's infamous antitrust exemption.

Professor Grow is a recognized expert in the field of sports law, and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes regarding current legal issues in the sports industry. Prior to joining the Terry faculty in 2009, Professor Grow practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring LLP, specializing in intellectual property and antitrust litigation. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a contributing editor to the Michigan Law Review.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Law
University of Michigan Law School
  • Interpersonal Communication
Ohio University

Research Interests

  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Sports Law
  • Legal History

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Crowell & Moring LLP
Washington, DC
Associate (Intellectual Property and Antitrust Practice Groups) 2005 to 2009


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Distinguished Junior Faculty Award
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Junior Scholar Award
Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Holmes-Cardozo Outstanding Conference Paper
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Outstanding Teacher
University of Georgia
Best Proceedings Paper
Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
President-Elect 2013 - 2014 Professional
Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Vice President 2012 - 2013 Professional
Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Secretary 2011 - 2012 Professional

Selected Publications

Journal Articles