Sports Law

This class will cover various legal and business aspects of professional sports, the Olympics and amateur sports (i.e., intercollegiate athletics).   Although we will focus primarily on domestic sports organizations, certain international sports entities will be covered as well.  Business and legal topics covered may include league ownership and structure, antitrust law, labor law and collective bargaining, torts, contracts, agency, media issues and intellectual property, NCAA and conference alignment, and gender equity (Title IX).   Class lecture and discussion will include speakers from the sports industry.   A general knowledge of sports is recommended but not required.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 2:15 - 4:05 pm TNH 3.125
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/15/17 8:30 am A-Z
2.138
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA

Textbooks

  • Sports and the Law: Texts, Cases and Problems - Weiler, Roberts, Abrams & Ross
      West Publishing , edition: 5th
        (required)
  • The Business of Sports - Rosner and Shropshire
      Jones & Bartlett Learning , edition: 2nd
        (required)