Curriculum Guide · Courses
Sports and the Law
J.D. Course 417 | 4 credit hours
This course examines the full range of legal principles that govern professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, and the Olympics, and the most important issues that have arisen in the application of those principles. The professional sports component of the course will focus on the application of antitrust, labor and employment law, intellectual property, corporate law, contracts and torts. With respect to intercollegiate sports, the focus will be on the role of the NCAA, gender equity, and the application of the Fourteenth Amendment to public colleges and universities. The study of the Olympics concentrates on the issues posed in the governance of an international institution. There will be an eight-hour take home examination.
Recommended: Prior enrollment in Antitrust, Labor Law, Corporations, and/or the intellectual property courses is not a requirement. Taking this course does not foreclose taking any of those courses, and indeed may whet your appetite to do so.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Sports Law or Professional Sports and the Law.