Professor Alfred D. Mathewson
Dean and Professor of Law
Henry Weihofen Chair in Law
B.A. 1975, Howard University
J.D. 1978, Yale University
Member of the Colorado Bar
Alfred Mathewson joined the UNM law faculty in 1983 after working as a corporate, securities and banking lawyer in Denver. He was named the Director of the Africana Studies Program in 2013 after having served as Acting or Interim Director since 2009. From 1997 through 2002, he was Associate Dean of Academics. In that position, he oversaw the curriculum, clinical law program, faculty appointments, the faculty promotion and tenure process, library, faculty development and related issues.
Mathewson's teaching and research focuses on antitrust law, business planning, sports law, minority business enterprises and corporate governance. He frequently supervises in the Business and Tax law Clinic and has served occasionally as Acting Director of the Clinical Law Program during the summer. He recently added Transactional Negotiations to his teaching portfolio. He has published numerous articles and given speeches in these areas and he brings this expertise to his teaching.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute. He has served on several ABA accreditation inspection teams. He is a member of the AALS Section on Law and Sports Law, of which he has previously served as chair. He currently is serving another stint as chair of the UNM Athletic Council. He serves as the faculty adviser of the UNM Chapter of the Black Law Students Association.
He is active in various community organizations, including the Albuquerque Council on International Visitors. He has served as the president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association and the Sam Cary Bar Association (Denver).
His recent publications include The Bowl Championship Series, Conference Realignment and the Major College Football Oligopoly: Revolution Not Reform, 1 Miss. Sports L. Rev. (2012) and Remediating Discrimination Against African American Females at the Intersection of Title IX and Title VI, 2 Wake Forest J. L. & Policy (2012). He presented “Times Have Changed: A New Bargain for Sharing the Revenue Stream in Intercollegiate Athletics with Student Athletes,” a paper prepared for panel at AALS 2014 Annual Meeting Section on Law and Sports program entitled, “O'Bannon v. NCAA: Is There An Unprecedented Change To Intercollegiate Sports Just Over The Horizon?” (Jan. 5, 2014).
Sports and the Law: A Modern Anthology (1999) (co-authored with Timothy Davis & Kenneth Shropshire).
The Bowl Championship Series, Conference Realignment and the Major College Football Oligopoly: Revolution Not Reform, 1 Miss. Sports L. Rev. 321 (2012).
Remediating Discrimination Against African American Females at the Intersection of Title IX and Title VI, 2 Wake Forest J. L. & Policy 295 (2012).
Segregated Poems in 2003, Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education (Vanderbilt University Press); released on Feb. 23, 2009.
Race in Ordinary Course: Utilizing the Racial Background in Antitrust and Corporate Law Courses, 23 St. John's J. Legal Commentary 667 (2008).
A Sports Seminar with a Free Agent Market Exercise, 18 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 337 (2008).
By Education or Commerce: The Legal Basis for the Federal Regulation of the Economic Structure of Intercollegiate Athletics, 76 UMKC Law Rev. 597 (2008).
The Picture of Equality, 16 Univ. Fla. J L. & Pub. Pol’y 299 (2005).
Some Brief Comments about the Pre-Merger Notification Processes in Mexico and the United States, 9 United States-Mexico L. J. 99 (2001).
The Eligibility Paradox, Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J.
Grooming Crossovers, J. Gender Race & Just. (2001).
Ali to Flood to Marshall: The Most Triumphant of Words, 9 Marq. Sports L.J. 439 (1999).
Corporate and Commercial Lawyers 'N the Hood, 21 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 769 (1999).
Emphasizing Torts in Claims of Discrimination Against Black Female Athletes, 38 Washburn L.J. 817 (1999).
Measuring Gender Equity, 1 Va. J. Sports & L. 130 (1999) (with Professor Robert D. Rogers).
Major League Baseball's Monopoly Power and the Negro Leagues, 35 Am. Bus. L.j. 291 (1998).
Black Women, Gender Equity and the Function at the Junction, 6 Marq. Sports L.J. 239 (1996).
Intercollegiate Athletics and the Assignment of Legal Rights, 35 St. Louis U. L.J. 39 (1990).
Decisional Integrity and the Business Judgment Rule, 17 Pepp. L. Rev. 879 (1990).
Responsibility; The Individual, Corporation and Society or 1+1=2, in UCM Prophet, Spring 1990 (given as a part of University of New Mexico United Campus Ministries Last Lecture Series).
Corporate Law, 17 N.M. L. Rev. 253 (1987).
From Confidential Supervision to Market Discipline: The Role of Disclosure in the Regulation of Commercial Banks, 11 J. Corp. L. 139 (1986).
- Scholarship by UNM Law School Dean Mathewson passes test of time
- UNM Law School Professor Alfred Mathewson Plays Key Role in Annual Celebrations Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- UNM Law Professors Contribute at Law and Society Meeting
- Professor Alfred Mathewson Talks Sports at Symposium
- Professor Mathewson Speaks on Gender Equity at Conference
- Professors Mathewson, Burr Contribute to New Sports Law Book
- Professor Alfred Mathewson Receives Inaugural Luminaria Award
- Professor Alfred Mathewson Receives MLK Award
- Professor Alfred Mathewson Keynote Speaker at Diversity Forum
- Professor Alfred Mathewson Named Business Lawyer of the Year