After coming to Valparaiso University Law School to teach legal writing and international law, Professor Straubel combined his life long involvement in sports with his background in trial work and international law to start the Valparaiso University Sports Law Clinic. The Clinic, the only one of its kind in the country, represents amateur athletes in all nature of sports law cases. In addition to supervising the Clinic, Professor Straubel teaches courses in Sports Law and International Sports Law. He is also the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country coach for Valparaiso University (1987 to the present). On the side, he is a nationally ranked triathlete.