About Alana

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

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.

Alana currently serves as a Career and Professional Development Coordinator at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. At Cooley, Alana advises law students on career planning and innovative job-search strategies. She received her J.D., LL.M. in Intellectual Property, and LL.M. in Corporate Law & Finance from 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

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Juris Doctor
LL.M. in Intellectual Property
LL.M. in Corporate Law & Finance

University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science, Science in Agriculture

Experience

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Career & Professional Development
Law Office of Alana Glass, Owner & Principal
Cardinal Intellectual Property, Patent Analyst

Sports Experience

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

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association – Diversity Committee, Chair (2010 – 2011)

Community Involvement

Community Legal Resource Fair, Founder
Project Future, Volunteer (2011)
The Roeper School, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (2009-2011)