Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans

Sports Law


NOTE: The Spring 2020 IL section is not available for general registration. Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Libby Davis.

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.