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255.6 sec. 1 - Topics in Sports Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Roy Eisenhardt  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 10

Course Start: January 12, 2012
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49783 (section 2)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49781

The class will evaluate the manner that traditional fields of law operate within the specialized field of sports. These fields include tort, contracts, labor, intellectual property, and antitrust law, The course will examine the special circumstances of the sports industry where competitors privately order the ground rules of their competitive framework, and collectively bargain with the athletes. Included also will be specific sports issues relating to gender and racial equity, sports medicine, and media rights. The class will have open book final exam.

Classroom discussion will be an important part of the course. The casebook materials will be augmented by real-time events, such as labor disputes, bankruptcy of a franchise, or other circumstances that augment the theme of the course.
Most time will be spent on various professional sports, but there will be some coverage of amateur sports as well.

The instructor was the President of the Oakland Athletics between 1980-87, a Board Member of the Women's Professional Tennis Association, and coached men's freshman rowing at Berkeley.

This is a good course for an LLM or visiting international scholar, as it gives a broad overview of core American curriculum.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Sports Law and Regulation
    Matthew Mitten, Timothy Davis, Rodney Smith, Robert Berry,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
    ISBN: 9780735576223
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $51.16
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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