L8205 Sports and the Law

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
Antitrust and Trade Regulations Corporations

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in a specific body of law, including major policy concerns
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in statutory and regulatory analysis, including close reading of statutes and regulations, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in jurisprudential considerations in legal analysis
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the historical development of law and legal institutions
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of or facility in the applicability of different bodies of law to the sports industry.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of or facility in which legal constructs and doctrines are involved in given sports settings
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of or facility in how to analyze the legal issues that affect the operation of sports teams and leagues, particularly at the professional, NCAA and Olympic levels.
  • At the end of the Course, students will have acquired an understanding of or facility in how to read and comprehend documents unique to sports law, including league constitutions, by-laws and collective bargaining agreements, player contracts and player-agent representation agreements.
  • Students will have acquired an understanding of or facility in legal and business issues concerning intellectual property rights as concerns sports broadcasting and merchandising, antitrust law as concerns evolving notions of players’ rights, age restrictions, television deals and team relocations, corporate governance as concerns the structure of leagues and the role of the Commissioner, and labor law as concerns collective bargaining, players’ rights, and salary caps.

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