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Jason Chung

Director, Esports and Gaming Initiative & Clinical Assistant Professor | Head, Esports, Media and Gaming Practice Group


Jason Chung is an educator and attorney leading the development of esports business programs at major U.S. universities. Currently, he heads the Esports and Gaming Initiative at NYU’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport.

Professor Chung's interdisciplinary approach to understanding the history, growth, and future of esports stems from his diverse international background in law, business, and public policy in both the public and private sectors.

As part of his legal practice, he also heads the esports, gaming and media practice group at Zuber Lawler LLP and co-hosts the metaverse videocast “What the Meta!” for Virtual Times ( He previously served as the founding Executive Director of Esports at the University of New Haven where he developed and led innovative undergraduate and graduate programs at the Pompea College of Business, visiting clinical assistant professor of sport management at New York University, where he created and launched the first courses studying esports business and senior researcher for the NYU Sports and Society program studying the intersection of sports, health and technology. He also was an attorney in the financial sector in Hong Kong and a public servant in various policy, programs, and investigations roles for the Government of Canada.

He regularly writes on issues at the intersection of sport, technology, and health, including esports governance, data privacy, AI regulation, and youth health and safety issues. His research and commentary have been featured or cited in a wide range of academic and media publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Wired, Boston Globe, CBC News, Minnesota Star-Tribune and Newark Star-Ledger, Journal of Public Health Policy, Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Law and Ethics and the Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sport.

Prof. Chung has also been an expert presenter on data privacy for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Law & Technology editor for The Health Care Blog.

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