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James C. Kozlowski

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Phone: (703) 993-2027
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George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Occoquan Building 220A
10890 George Mason Circle
MS 1A4
Manassas, VA 20110

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Dr. James C. Kozlowski is a licensed attorney who has written and lectured extensively on the legal and legislative aspects of parks and recreation administration in general and the issue of recreational injury liability in particular. A number of his PRLS courses, in particular Sport and Recreation Law, have been televised by George Mason Universitys GMU-TV over cable systems in Northern Virginia.

Kozlowski is a legal / legislative policy consultant to the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Division of Public Policy. Kozlowski has been admitted and is a member of the Bar in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Kozlowski received the National Literary Award from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for developing and writing his monthly "Law Review" column in Parks & Recreation magazine (January 1982 to present) and the quarterly Recreation and Parks Law Reporter (1984-2002). He has received the "Award for Excellence" from the National Society for Park Resources "in recognition of professional achievement in Parks and Recreation." Dr. Kozlowski received his Ph.D. in Recreation Administration from the University of Maryland and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. He also holds a Master of Science in Leisure Studies (Outdoor Recreation) from the University of Illinois, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (English) degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Research Interests

  • Legal and Legislative Aspects of Recreation
  • Recreational Injury Liability
  • Park Resources Law
  • First Amendment Issues in Parks and Recreation
  • Disability Rights Law in Sport and Recreation