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Fall 2019
LAW254  A  SPORTS LAW

Course Description
This course will survey the major areas of sports law with a focus on the laws governing professional and collegiate leagues, teams and athletes. The areas of sports law to be studied include antitrust, labor (collective bargaining and arbitration), trademark and copyright, rights of publicity and privacy, and anti-discrimination law. The laws that protect athletes from discrimination that will be highlighted are the U.S. Constitution (Equal Protection), Title VI and IX of the Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The history and underlying economics of professional and amateur sports will be introduced as necessary to aid in understanding the material.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   F  12:00 PM-1:50 PM F108

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam and Class Participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Employment & Labor - Specialized
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Sports and the Law: Text, Cases and Problems (American Casebook Series)
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Weiler, Paul C. (author.)
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing,
    Edition: 5
    ISBN: 9781628101614
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read and be prepared in Professional Sport - pp. 1-43 See attached Syllabus.

    Material:
    REQUIRED Text:

    Sports and the Law, Weiler, Roberts, Abrams & Ross (West Law Casebook), 5th edition 2015

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    https://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen/

    Additional Information:
    Class meeting location is TBD. Please register to TWEN for additional class materials to be received throughout the semester.
      

    Fall 2019 Sports Law 254A Syllabus.pdf

 
Professor(s)

KELLY, MICHAEL


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: msk1000@aol.com