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.
No Capstones or WIEs in this class without pre-approval from Associate Dean of Faculty John Parry.