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Sports Law

NOTE: This course description is new for the 2016-2017 academic year. You may read the prior course description immediately below this new one. 

2016-2017

This class will explore current issues relating to sports law. Sports law is not a specific area or type of law, but rather a context in which to discuss many types of law. Matters considered will include: intellectual property, ethics, contracts, antitrust issues and employment law in professional sports, NCAA issues and the business of sports - athletes, agents, leagues and marketing. The course will combine discussions, guest lectures and student presentations.  Students will be asked to prepare a co- authored paper and presentation to the class on a sports law issue of their choosing.

Method of evaluation - 60% co-authored paper, 20% presentation of paper and 20% class participation.

NOTE: The below course description applied prior to the 2016-2017 academic year.

Description: This seminar will explore current issues relating to sports law. Matters considered will include: labor and antitrust issues in professional sports, drug testing, NCAA and Title 9 issues and the business of sports as it relates to athletes, agents, leagues and marketing. The course will combine discussions, mock negotiations and student presentations. Members of the seminar will make a presentation (with their paper co-author) to the class on a sports law subject of his or her choosing. Additionally, each member will be required to submit a co-authored paper in conjunction with the class presentation. The paper will satisfy the WIE paper requirement.

Meets the WIE writing requirement.