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255.6 sec. 001 - Sports Law (Spring 2024)

Instructor: D'Lonra Christy Ellis  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024
Class Number: 32747

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 28
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/17 10:56 AM

Sports and the Law surveys the major legal issues in sports. The course explores the diverse legal fields that influence and govern the management and regulation of professional sports, including the law of private associations, antitrust law, labor law, intellectual property, and the fiduciary duties of sports agents. It will also provide students with broad knowledge of the business practices at the core of professional sports.

D’Lonra C. Ellis is the Chief Legal Officer of the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Earthquakes. She works on all of the organizations’ legal matters, including their intellectual property, real estate, employment, commercial, and government affairs matters. She also oversees the People Operations and Technology departments for the Oakland Athletics. Prior to joining the Oakland Athletics and the San Jose Earthquakes, D’Lonra was the General Counsel of Aspire Public Schools; a Director and Senior Corporate Counsel in the intellectual property, marketing and advertising group at Gap Inc.; and a litigation associate at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk and Rabkin (now Arnold & Porter).

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Public Law and Policy

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  • Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems
    Matthew J. Mitten, Timothy Davis, Rodney K. Smith, Kenneth L. Shropshire
    Edition: 5th ed., 2020
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781543810813
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: $313.00
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