John Wendt

Professor, Ethics and Business Law

jtwendt@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4250

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 343Q
Minneapolis, MN 55403

J.D., , William Mitchell College of Law
M.A., American Constitutional Law and History, Sports Law and History, University of Minnesota
B.A., Humanities, University of Minnesota

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John Wendt has been actively teaching law for more than 25 years at the University of St. Thomas, the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and Hamline University School of Law.

A member of the Ethics and Business Law Department, Wendt serves on the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, the AAA LPGA Special Anti-Doping arbitration panel, the Special AAA Panel for United States Olympic Committee Disputes, and has been appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also served on the American Bar Association and Minnesota State Bar Association boards and committees on Legal Education. He has also been inducted into the University of Minnesota Aquatics Hall of Fame.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
BLAW 301 - 07 Legal Environment/Business - - - R - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 114
Description of course Legal Environment/Business : CRN: 42901
An examination of the business law rules and principles of particular relevance to entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. Subjects include contracts, negligence, products liability and warranty, sales of goods, intellectual property, employment law, as well as general notions of legal reasoning and legal process and alternative dispute resolution. Prerequisite: Junior standing

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BLAW 600 - 201 Legal Environment of Business - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 127
Description of course Legal Environment of Business : CRN: 42908
This course is intended to familiarize you with the wide variety of legal forces that shape and affect the conduct of business transactions in the United States. This course is not intended to train you as lawyers or to import any particular expertise in the application of the law, rather it is designed to give you an understanding of the basic legal vocabulary and various legal concepts that will be encountered on a daily basis as a business manager. With this background, you should understand and anticipate legal issues and know when legal counsel should be sought. Topics include contracts, warranties and product liability; agency and employment relationships; business organizations; real estate transactions; and debtor/creditor relationships. -- Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BLAW 600 - 203 Legal Environment of Business See Details * *
Description of course Legal Environment of Business : CRN: 42910
This course is intended to familiarize you with the wide variety of legal forces that shape and affect the conduct of business transactions in the United States. This course is not intended to train you as lawyers or to import any particular expertise in the application of the law, rather it is designed to give you an understanding of the basic legal vocabulary and various legal concepts that will be encountered on a daily basis as a business manager. With this background, you should understand and anticipate legal issues and know when legal counsel should be sought. Topics include contracts, warranties and product liability; agency and employment relationships; business organizations; real estate transactions; and debtor/creditor relationships. -- Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCH 1271730-213014 Sep '15
SCH 1271730-213005 Oct '15
SCH 1271730-213026 Oct '15
SCH 1271730-213016 Nov '15
SCH 1271730-213007 Dec '15
J-Term 2016 Courses
J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minnesota (2014 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2009 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2003 - 2008)
  • Ethics and Business Law Adjunct Faculty Coordinator, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2003 - 2005)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1984 - 2003)
  • Adjunct Professor, Hamline University - School of Law, St. Paul (1993 - 2002)
  • Adjunct Coordinator Legal Studies in Business Courses, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (1991 - 2002)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (1983 - 2002)
  • Adjunct Professor, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights (1984 - 1990)
  • Adjunct Professor, Century (Lakewood) College, White Bear Lake (1983 - 1984)
  • Director of Publications, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, St. Paul (1982 - 1983)
  • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin - School of Business, Madison (1981 - 1982)
  • Faculty Member/Coach, De La Salle High School, Minneapolis (1970 - 1979)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business
  • American Arbitration Association/North American Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Olympic Studies International Directory of the Centre d'Estudis Olímpics (Center for Olympic Studies) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne)
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Special Anti-Doping Panel
  • Sports and Recreation Law Association

Professional Service
  • Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission,
  • Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, UK, Reviewer
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Reviewer
  • The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law, Reviewer
  • Century College,
  • Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Reviewer
  • Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA),
  • Midwest Law Journal, Reviewer
  • Sport and Recreation Law Association, Reviewer

Public Service
  • De La Salle High School Swimming and Diving, Other
  • M Club Hall of Fame Research and Selection Committees, Committee Member

Publications
  • Garrison, M. J., & Wendt, J. T. (forthcoming). Non-compete agreements made after an at-will employee has commenced employment: Toward a good faith standard for the 'afterthought' agreement. University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy,
  • Garrison, M. J., & Wendt, J. T. (forthcoming). Employee noncompetes and consideration: A proposed good faith standard for the afterthought' agreement. University of Kansas Law Review,
  • Miller, J. J., Wendt, J. T., & Seidler, T. (forthcoming). Tackling steroid abuse in interscholastic athletics: Perceptions of athletic directors. International Journal of Sport Management,
  • Wendt, J. T., & Evers, S. G. (forthcoming). Incorporating adult learning theory into business law classrooms Using a local high profile case to engage students. Business Journal for Entrepreneurs,
  • Wendt, J. T., & Miller, J. J. (forthcoming). Ref, is this the final? Concussion issues at the 2014 FIFA men's world cup: A case study. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, (25), pp. 1-9
  • Miller, J. J., & Wendt, J. T. (2015). The concussion crisis in the national hockey league. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, (9)(1),
  • Wendt, J. T., & Young, P. C. (2014). Protecting spectator rights: Reflections on the general law of the cup. International Sports Law Journal,
  • Miller, J., Pauline, G., & Wendt, J. T. (2013). An investigation of risk management protocols at triathlon events. Journal of Venue and Event Management, (4)(2), pp. 17-34
  • Miller, J., & Wendt, J. T. (2012). The lack of risk communication at an elite sports event: A case study of the FINA 10K marathon swimming world cup. International Journal of Sport Communication, (5)(2), pp. 265-278
  • Wendt, J. T. (2012). The road to the London 2012 Olympic games: The selection games. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, (30)(3), p.17
  • Wendt, J. T. (2012). Toward harmonization: British Olympic Association v. World Anti-Doping Agency. Marquette Sports Law Review, (23)(1), pp. 155-169
  • Wendt, J. T. (2012). Drug testing through the lens of a member of the international court of arbitration for sport. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, (21)(2), pp. 179-185
  • Wendt, J. T., & Miller, J. (2012). Tragedy at Fujairah: Risk management and legal issues on the death of Fran Crippen. Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, (12), pp. 71-101
  • Wendt, J. T., & Miller, J. (2012). Heat related illness in interscholastic football: What coaches and athletic administrators need to understand. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, (6)(2), pp. 113-131
  • Miller, J., Wendt, J. T., & Potter, N. (2011). Implications for concussion assessments and return-to-play standards in intercollegiate football: How are the risks managed??. Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision, (3)(1), pp. 91-103
  • Wendt, J. T. (2011). The FEI and the continuing fight against doping in equestrian sport. International Sports Law Journal, (3-4),
  • Wendt, J. T., & Young, P. C. (2011). Reputational risk and social media. Mississippi Law Journal, (1)(1), pp. 97-126
  • Miller, J., Wendt, J. T., & Young, P. C. (2010). Fourth amendment considerations and application of risk management principles for pat- down searches at professional football games. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, (20)(2),
  • Wendt, J. T. (2010). The Road to Vancouver: Issues at the XXI Olympic winter games. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, (28)(1), pp. 3-10
  • Wendt, J. T. (2010). The need for WADA to address confidentiality leaks in drug testing in Olympic sports - The Ian Thorpe situation. International Sports Law Journal, (3)(4), pp. 47-54
  • Wendt, J. T. (2009). Reflection on Beijing: A transition in the war on doping. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, (26)(4),
  • Wendt, J. T. (2009). The crisis of doping in equestrian sport. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer,
  • Combs, K. L., Gibson, S., Hays, J. M., Saly, P., & Wendt, J. T. (2008). Enhancing curriculum and delivery: Linking assessment to learning objectives. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, (33)(1), pp. 87-102
  • Garrison, M. J., & Wendt, J. T. (2008). The evolving law of employee non-competes: Recent trends and an alternative policy approach. American Business Law Journal, (45)(1), pp. 107-186
  • Wendt, J. T. (2008). The year of the strike, troubles on Broadway and in Hollywood..
  • Wendt, J. T. (2008). Herpes gladiatorum in interscholastic athletics: Legal considerations for coaches and administrators.
  • Wendt, J. T., & Miller, J. J. (2008). Wrestling with infectious disease: A legal analysis. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, (3)(1),
  • Wendt, J. T., Miller, J. J., & Kern, S. (2008). Steroid use in interscholastic athletics: Is there reasonable suspicion?. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, (3)(2),
  • Wendt, J. T., & Miller, J. J. (2007). Interscholastic athletic director's perceptions of steroid use: A state study. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, (2)(3), pp. 1-14
  • Wendt, J. T. (2006). The 2006 winter Olympic games: Adventures in Turino. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, (22)(4),
  • Wendt, J. T. (2005). Year of the steroid: Are new testing regimes enough?. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, (22)(4),
  • Wendt, J. T., & Tippins, S. C. (2005). Risk management and sports marketing. Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, (4),
  • Wendt, J. T. (2004). WADA, doping and THG. Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, (4)(21),
  • Wendt, J. T. (2004). The new world anti-doping agency and world anti-doping code. Midwest Law Review, (19),

Books and Chapters
  • Miller, J., & Wendt, J. T. (2010). A Practical Guide to Sport Management Internships. Paid versus unpaid sport management internship issues. Carolina Academy Press
  • Miller, J., & Wendt, J. T. (2010). A Practical Guide to Sport Management Internships. Safety and negligence issues in sport management internships. Carolina Academy Press
  • Wendt, J. T., & Miller, J. (2010). A Practical Guide to Sport Management Internship. Managing sport management internship risks: Insurance issues. Carolina Academy Press

Research Interests
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Risk Management in Sport
  • Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Employee Non-compete Agreements and Trade Secrets

Presentations