255.6 sec. 001 - Topics in Sports Law (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Roy Eisenhardt (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- Th 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Law 130
From January 16, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 31514
Class Number: 31514
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
This course examines the multiple fields of law that influence the governance and operation of American sport. . The primary focus is on antitrust, labor, and intellectual property law; there is also coverage of criminal and civil liability for participants, the application of the ADA to sports, Title IX, First Amendment rights, medical issues, and social policy issues that arise within the context of sports. We will look not only at professional sports; we also study legal issues affecting the NCAA and interscholastic sports. There is no prerequisite for the study of any of these fields; the fundamentals of each legal area are studied in the class.
Class reading materials are posted on bCourses; there is no casebook. The reading and the class discussion during the year will be augmented by current events as they arise, such as labor disputes, gambling statutes, franchise relocation, substance abuse, on-field violence, and other current events that augment the academic content. Students are also encouraged to suggest topics for discussion.
The Final Examination is essay, open-book, take home. Consideration in final grading will be given to attendance and class participation.
The instructor was a practicing attorney, President of the Oakland Athletics, Board Member of the Women's Professional Tennis Association, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, Interim President of San Francisco Art Institute, and coached freshmen rowing at U.C. Berkeley.
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