University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2016

Course Description
This is a week long course that identifies and discusses the complex legal and business problems that
faces the professional sports franchises. This course will culminate in the students presenting a solution
to a hypothetical legal/business problem. This course will be taught by a team of 4 teachers, 2 private
practice attorneys and 2 lawyers who are employed by professional sports teams. This course will
include classroom primers on the legal issues that teams face, including:

1. Ownership Issues;
2. Employment and player conduct issues;
3. Facility management and public-private partnership issues;
4. Endorsement, licensing and branding; and
5. Privacy issues);.

In addition to the classroom portion of the course, you will be broken up into 4 teams. Your team is
tasked with crafting a business and legal solution to the hypothetical problem set forth on the following
page. To assist in crafting a solution, your team will be paired with one of the instructors and will meet
daily to craft a solution to the hypothetical. At the end of the week, your team will have 20 minutes to
present their solution to a representative of team ownership. That individual will then judge which of
the teams provided the best solution. The solution will be judged on the following criteria:

1. The basis in the law;
2. Business and political practicalities;
3. General preparedness;
4. Creativity; and,
5. The manner of presentation.

Short Course Attendance Policy -
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 02-22-2016 - 02-27-2016  

Dates Day Time Room
02-22-2016 - 02-25-2016   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F408
02-26-2016 - 02-26-2016   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM F408
02-27-2016 - 02-27-2016   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM F408

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Must have taken one of the following courses or be enrolled in the EASL LL.M. program: Sports Law or Representing the Professional Athlete or Representing the Preprofessional Athlete or Drafting and Negotiating Sports Venue Agreements
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Grades will be based on class participation, both in the primer and during the team meetings, and team’s presentation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
New Course
New Professor
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



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