About Alana

Alana M. Glass, Esq. is an innovative sports entrepreneur and passionate leader within the legal profession.

It is no secret that Alana is driven and determined to be an owner of a professional sports franchise. This dream was conceived during her time as a student-athlete and manager on the University of Minnesota’s Women’s Basketball team. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com SportsMoney, the founder of Kennedy Clay Sports & Entertainment, and IWantToBeAnOwner.com, a sports blog featuring “The Stuff” you want to talk about in professional sports from the next generation of sports ownership.

Currently, Alana is a law school administrator at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where she also serves as an adjunct professor. She earned her J.D., LL.M. in Intellectual Property, and LL.M. in Corporate Law & Finance from WMU-Cooley in 2006, 2008, and 2011 respectively. In addition to her legal degrees, Alana graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Agriculture Food and Environmental Science in 2002 where she earned a B.S. in Animal Science. Following law school, she opened The Law Office of Alana Glass and worked as a patent analyst at Cardinal Intellectual Property headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. Alana is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.

Professional Highlights

Education

Western Michigan Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, MI
Juris Doctor
Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property
Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Corporate Law & Finance

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MI
Bachelor of Science, Science in Agriculture

Sports & Entertainment Experience

Forbes.com SportsMoney, Contributor
University of Minnesota Women’s Basketball, Student-Athlete & Manager
Minnesota Timberwolves – NBA, Game Operations
Detroit Pistons – NBA, Community Relations and Strategic Communications
Dietz Trott Sports & Entertainment, Marketing

Legal Experience

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Adjunct Professor; Career & Professional Development
Law Office of Alana M. Glass, Owner & Principal
Cardinal Intellectual Property, Patent Analyst

Organizations & Affiliations

United States Supreme Court, Member (2014 – Present)
State Bar of Michigan,
Member; Representative Assembly (2012 – 2014); Young Lawyers Section, Executive Council (2013 – 2014)
Oakland County Bar Association - Diversity Committee,
Association for Women in Sports Media,
(2014 – Present)

Community Involvement

Council on Legal Education Opportunities (CLEO) – Pre-Law Summer Institute, Volunteer (2012-2014)
Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF), Volunteer (2012-2014)
Community Legal Resource Fair, Founder (2009)
Project Future, Volunteer (2011)
The Roeper School, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (2009-2011)