Section Description Provided by Instructor
Knowledge of American sports highly recommended.
Selected topics from the history and current affairs of professional and amateur sports. This seminar considers both the background and present status of various antitrust issues, labor relations problems, use of illegal/banned substances and other areas of interest. Also considered are the structure and operations of professional sports leagues and amateur organizations, the authority of sports commissioners and other authorities, collective bargaining agreements with sports unions, grievance and arbitration processes, professional player contract matters, broadcasting arrangements, and legislation affecting sports.. Attention is given to the special circumstances of sports, such as the 2011 NFL lockout and related antitrust litigation and efforts to apply and adapt legal theory and practice to this unique environment. A paper is required.
W 4:20p - 6:10p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (upon consultation), Major (only upon consultation)
3L strongly preferred; Familiarity with U.S. sports required.
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.