Meet the Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

I. Nelson Rose

Professor of Law

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • J.D., Harvard Law School

Contact Information

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 223
Fax. 714.444.1854
Building Two, Room 223

Professor I. Nelson Rose is an internationally known scholar, author and public speaker, and is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on gaming law. He is best known for his internationally syndicated column and 1986 landmark book, “GAMBLING AND THE LAW®.” Prof. Rose is the author of more than 2,000 published works, including INTERNET GAMING LAW; GAMING LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS, the first casebook on the subject; and the just published GAMING LAW IN A NUTSHELL. Prof. Rose is co-editor-in-chief of the Gaming Law Review and Economics.

Harvard Law School educated, Prof. Rose is often called upon to advise governments and industry on issues related to legal gambling. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for licensed casinos, major law firms, international corporations, Indian tribes, and local, state and national governments: the provinces of Québec and Ontario; the District of Columbia; the states of Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas; and the federal governments of Canada and the United States. Prof. Rose was an expert witness for the federal government of Mexico in the first NAFTA case involving gaming machines.

Prof. Rose has addressed such diverse groups as the World Lottery Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Academy of Sciences. He has taught classes on gaming law to the F.B.I., and at universities around the world. While on sabbatical from Whittier Law School in 1993-1994, he became the first Visiting Scholar at the University of Nevada-Reno and taught the only course of gaming law in the state of Nevada. Every summer beginning in 2007 he has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Macau, teaching Gaming Law to lawyers from China and around the world. This September he will be teaching a Masters of Law class in Gaming Law at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Prof. Rose has presented scholarly papers on gambling in Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, Italy, Japan, Macau, Portugal, Singapore and Spain.

Books

  • Gaming Law in a Nutshell, co-author(West Academic Publishing, 2012).
  • Internet Gaming Law, co-author (Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, 2005, 2009).
  • Gaming Law: Cases and Materials, co-author (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, July 2003).
  • Gambling and the Law (Gambling Times, Inc., 1986).
  • Blackjack and The Law, co-author (RGE Publishing, 1998).

Book Chapters

  • ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF INTERNET GAMBLING (Routledge: 2012) contributor, chapter 15 pp.271-283: “Internet Gambling Law.”
  • “Leading Law Cases on Gambling,” in William N. Thompson, THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GAMBLING, Section 6 (ABC-Clio 2010).
  • “Legal Gambling in the New Millennium,” in Reith (ed.) GAMBLING: WHO WINS? WHO LOSES? pp.113-131 (Prometheus Books 2003).
  • Seven articles in Lewis, Walter L. (ed.) THE GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO TAXES: HOW TO KEEP MORE OF WHAT YOU WIN (Kensington Publishing: 2003).
  • “Underage Gambling and the Law,” in Shaffer (ed.) FUTURES AT STAKE: CHILDREN, GAMBLING, AND SOCIETY (University of Nevada Press: 2003).
  • “Gambling and the Law®,” in Richard Harroch and Lou Krieger (eds.) GAMBLING FOR DUMMIES (Hungry Minds, Inc., 2001).
  • “The Indian Gaming Act and the Political Process,” in Eadington (ed.) INDIAN GAMING AND THE LAW (Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada: 1990, reprinted 1997) ch.I, p.1.
  • “Special Defense – Compulsive Gambling,” in Cabot (ed.) CASINO CREDIT AND COLLECTION LAW (International Association of Gaming Attorneys: 1989) ch.6.
  • “Major Cases in Gambling Law,” in William N. Thompson, GAMBLING IN AMERICA: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORY, ISSUES & SOCIETY, Appendix B (ABC-Clio 2001).
  • “GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: The New Millennium” William Eadington (ed.) GAMBLING AND POLICY CHALLENGES (Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada: 2002).
  • “The Future of Casino Gambling,” Hashimoto, Kline and Fenich, CASINO MANAGEMENT: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa, Revised Edition 1998).
  • “The Rise and Fall of the Third Wave: Gambling Will Be Outlawed in Forty Years,” in Eadington (ed.) GAMBLING AND PUBLIC POLICY: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada: 1991). Reprinted in Hashimoto, Kline and Fenich, CASINO MANAGEMENT FOR THE 90’S (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa, First Edition 1996).
  • “A New Deal for Problem Gamblers: Compulsive Gambling and the Law,” in Eadington (ed.), GAMBLING RESEARCH (U. of Nevada-Reno:1988) vol.3, p.223.
  • “An Overview of the Law of Corneal Transplants,” chapter co-authored with Christine J. Wilson in Brightbill (ed.) CORNEAL SURGERY: THEORY, TECHNIQUE, AND TISSUE (The First International Cornea & Eye Banking Symposia) (C.V. Mosby Co.: 1986). Completely rewritten, chapter co-authored with Douglas W. Bond in Brightbill (ed.) CORNEAL SURGERY: THEORY, TECHNIQUE, AND TISSUE (C.V. Mosby Co.: 1992).
  • “Legal Gambling: The Right to Advertise,” in Eadington (ed.) THE GAMBLING STUDIES (University of Nevada-Reno: 1985) vol. II, pp.1-32; reprinted in Nevada Review of Business & Economics, Spring 1985, vol. IX, No.1, p.2.

Articles

  • “Protecting Players From Themselves: What Could Go Wrong?” in THE GAMING LAW MINEFIELD, an ABA-CLE Publication from the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section and the Center for Continuing Legal Education (National Institute on Gaming Enforcement 2012).
  • “Review of Peter Adams, GAMBLING, FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, Journal of Gambling Issues (to be published).”
  • “How Securities Trading Became Legally Not Gambling,” Gaming Law Review and Economics, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 259-253 (2011).
  • “Treasury Expands Casino Reporting, Again,” Gaming Law Review and Economics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 167-171 (2011).
  • GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: The Third Wave of Legal Gambling,” 17 Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal 361 (2010).
  • “The Lingering Effects of the Great Recession,” Gaming Law Review and Economics, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 651-654 (2010).
  • “Indian Gaming Law Update 2009,” Gaming Law Review and Economics, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 198-303 (2009).
  • “Internet Gambling and the Law,” 8 Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business 3 (Fall 2008).
  • “GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: The International Law of Remote Wagering,” 40 John Marshall Law Review 1159 (Summer 2007).
  • “Gambling and the Law®: The U.S. Fails Again (and Again and Again) in the WTO,” Gaming Law Review, vol.11, no.3 (June 2007).
  • “Gambling and the Law®: Telegaming – The Explosive Growth in Betting from Home,” in LAW, REGULATION, AND CONTROL ISSUES OF THE ASIAN GAMING INDUSTRY: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF THE ASIAN ACADEMIC NETWORK ON COMMERCIAL GAMING (Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming, University of Macau 2006).
  • “GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: Viewpoint: The Unlawful Internet Gambling Act of 2006 Analyzed,” Gaming Law Review, vol.10, no.6 (Dec. 2006).
  • “Book Review: CUTTING THE WIRE: GAMING PROHIBITION AND THE INTERNET,” 42 Criminal Law Bulletin 509 (July-Aug. 2006).
  • “The Explosive But Sporadic Growth Of Gambling In Asia,” Harvard Asia-Pacific Review (2006).
  • “An Introduction to the Law of Internet Gambling,” UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, vol. 10, Issue 1 (2006).
  • “Prohibiting Cross-Border Wagers,” Gaming Law Review, vol.9, no.6 (Dec. 2005).
  • “Tribal Sovereignty And Lawyers – Mistakes Count,” in THE GAMING LAW MINEFIELD, an ABA-CLE Publication from the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section and the Center for Continuing Legal Education (8th Annual National Institute on Gaming Enforcement 2004).
  • “Gambling and the Law®: Technically Not Slot Machines,” Gaming Law Review, vol.8, no.4 (Aug. 2004).
  • “Royally Flush: Tribes’ Bargain 20-Year Compacts May Become Renegotiation Targets,” Los Angeles Daily Journal at p.6 (Dec. 10, 2003).
  • “Gambling and the Law®: Advertising Internet Gambling,” in GAMING ENFORCEMENT 2002, an ABA-CLE Publication from the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section and the Center for Continuing Legal Education (6th Annual National Institute on Gaming Enforcement 2002).
  • “Gambling and the Law®: Politics and the Law of Gambling,” Gaming Law Review, vol.6, no.4 (Aug. 2002).
  • “Understanding the Law of Internet Gambling,” in GAMING ENFORCEMENT 2001, an ABA-CLE Publication from the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section and the Center for Continuing Legal Education (2001).
  • “GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: The Future of Internet Gambling,” Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 29-53 (2000, published in January 2001).
  • “GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: The Future Legal Landscape for Internet Gambling,” Gaming Law Review, vol.4, no. 5/6, pp. 399-412 (2000, published in January 2001).
  • “Casinos Spy on Players for the Federal Government,” Los Angeles Daily Journal at p.6 (Aug. 21, 2000).
  • “Internet Gambling: Statutes and International Law,” American Law Institute -American Bar Association, The Gaming Industry: Current Legal, Regulatory, and Social Issues, SE81 ALI-ABA 231 (March 16, 2000).
  • “Internet Gambling: Domestic and International Developments,” American Law Institute – American Bar Association, THE GAMING INDUSTRY: CURRENT LEGAL, REGULATORY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES, SC91 ALI-ABA 131 (June 25, 1998).
  • “Internet Gambling and International Police Power,” Gaming Law Review, vol. 2, no. 2, p.167 (April 1998).
  • GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: Endless Fields of Dreams,” Journal of Gambling Studies, vol.11, no.1 (Spring 1995). Republished in modified form in Cozic & Winters (eds.) GAMBLING (Greenhaven Press, San Diego, California, in the Current Controversies Series: 1995).
  • GAMBLING AND THE LAW®: Update 1993,” Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT), vol.15, no.1 (Fall 1992). Reprinted in Hashimoto, Kline and Fenich, CASINO MANAGEMENT FOR THE 90’S (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., Dubuque, Iowa, First Edition 1996).
  • “The Future of Indian Gaming,” Journal of Gambling Studies, vol.8, no.4 (Fall 1992).
  • “Book Review of THE LAST RESORT: SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN CAMPAIGNS FOR CASINOS,” Journal of Gambling Studies, vol.7, no.3 (Fall 1991).
  • Compulsive Gambling and the Law, co-editor, lead contributor, Journal of Gambling Behavior special issue, vol.4, no.4 (Winter 1988) (published January, 1989).
  • “The Impact of American Laws on Foreign Legal Gambling,” Journal of International & Comparative Law, New York Law School, vol.8, no.1, p.129 (Winter 1986) (published in 1988).
  • “The Role of Sports Information Services in the World of Sports Gambling,” with James H. Frey, Arena Review vol.11, no.1, p.44 (May 1987) (The Institute for Sport and Social Analysis).
  • “Turning in the High Rollers: the Impact of the New Cash Regulations,” Nevada Public Affairs Review, 1986, No.2.
  • “Litigator’s Fallacy,” Whittier Law Review vol.6, p.85 (Spring 1984). Republished in modified form in Litigation, Spring 1985.
  • “The Legalization and Control of Casino Gambling,” Fordham Urban Law Journal, vol.8, p.245 (Winter, 1980).

Government Appointments

  • California Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, 2002 to 2005
  • Arizona Office of Problem Gambling Advisory Board, 2003 to 2005
  • California Task Force on Problem Gambling 2005 to present

Honors/Editing

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Gaming Law Review and Economics, 2005 to present, Editorial Board, 1996 – 2005
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Gambling Studies, Harvard University, 1988 to present
  • Editorial Board, BASIS (Brief Addiction Science Information Source) Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School, 1999 to present
  • Board of Advisors, SC Digest/Gambling Issues Section, Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University, 1999 to present
  • Board of Advisors, Centre International d’étude sur le jeu et les comportements à risque chez les jeunes (International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors), McGill University, 2000 to present
  • Affiliate, Centre for Research into the Social Impact of Gambling, Plymouth University, United Kingdom, 2001 to present

Memberships

  • International Masters of Gaming Law (Vice President Educators)
  • American Bar Association, Gaming Law Committee
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • California State Bar
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • National Council on Problem Gambling
  • European Association for the Study of Gambling