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Drafting, Negotiating and Understanding Sports Law Transactions
J.D. Seminar 1066 | 3 credit hours
This seminar focuses on the drafting and negotiation aspects of certain sports law transaction documents, including entity formation, suite license agreements, sponsorship agreements, naming rights agreements, sports team acquisition agreements and media rights agreements. In addition to a discussion of these specific documents, there will be general discussions of certain sports law issues. The major emphasis will be on how sports transaction documents are created, negotiated, revised and finalized. This seminar is intended to be "hands-on" with all students having the opportunity to experience being a sports law attorney. Over the course of the semester, each student will be required to draft a number of sports related documents. Documents from actual transactions will be utilized to demonstrate how all the elements of a sports law document fit together in a sports law transaction. In addition, this seminar will feature periodic guest speakers to discuss current issues relating to Sports Law. There will be no exams but instead there will be four independent writing assignments.
Attendance at all class sessions is mandatory. Enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class meeting to be enrolled in the course and waitlisted students must continue to attend classes until they are either enrolled or until the final determination of their waitlist status is made.