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Fall 2020

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
08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020   F  12:10 PM-1:50 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam and Class Participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Employment & Labor - Specialized
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Sports and the Law: Text, Cases, and Problems
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Paul C. Weiler, Gary R. Roberts, Roger I. Abrams, et al.
    Publisher: West Academic
    Edition: 6th
    ISBN: 9781640202351
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read and be prepared to discuss The Role of Commissioner in Professional Sport, pp. 9 - 49 of the course textbook, Sports and the Law by Weiler, et al.

    Required Textbook: Sports and the Law: Text, Cases, and Problems by Paul C. Weiler, Gary R. Roberts, Roger I. Abrams, et al. (6th ed.)

    Additional course materials will be posted and accessible on Blackboard. Please go to to access the course page 20208 - LAW254-A - Sports Law (Fall 2020).

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    Additional Information:
    Attached please find a copy of the course syllabus.

    Fall 2020 LAW 254A Sports Law Syllabus - Prof. Kelly.pdf



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