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Spring 2021

Course Description
This course will introduce students to the core business concepts in sports, as well as the practical application and impact of relevant laws. The course focuses primarily on professional sports leagues, competitive balance, life as a Front Office Executive, Media Rights, player safety, and other business and legal issues using my 25 years of experience in the business as real-world testament. My practical experience and real-life stories will enhance the learning process in the class. With Sports business and law a fluid and forever changing area, we will naturally discuss current events in the sports business and legal realm and apply them to our core teaching concepts. These discussions are integral to deliberations of these topics far beyond the classroom. Through classroom lectures and interactive discussions, students will gain an understanding of the creation and regulation of professional athletics under the umbrella of competitive balance, organizational structures of leagues and associations, how team executives operate, Media Rights and licensing agreements, as well as the ongoing player safety debate with a real-time understanding of the changing legal and business climate in sports. In-class problem solving will be utilized extensively to expose students to the application of the business concepts and law to particular situations.

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: 01-11-2021 - 01-14-2021  

Dates Day Time Room
01-11-2021 - 01-14-2021   MTWR  1:00 PM-4:00 PM F209

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Method of Evaluation: Students will be graded on class participation (25%), written analysis (25%) and a final presentation/negotiation (50%).
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Course Delivery:
Special Restrictions: Special Restriction – JD students can enroll with permission of the Director of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. Program. (Greg Levy)
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None