LSTD209 Sports Law, Risk, and Regulation (3 semester hours)
This course is a broad study and analysis of sports law and regulation. This course is rooted in the conviction that sports law is an intricate blend of contracts, regulatory schemes (including antitrust law, risk and liability concerns), and torts. Additionally, bargaining issues including unions, contract negotiation, and collective bargaining will be covered. This course will also examine risk assumption and liability as they relate to sports law. This class will also discuss relevant sports organizations (NCAA, NFL, etc.); Title X; drug testing of athletes; the role of sports agents; intellectual property issues; broadcasting law; and rules of athlete eligibility and participation. This course exposes the student to legal cases from the individual perspective of the player, coach, fan, owner, agent, and medical staff, in addition to leagues and administrative bodies, dealing with captivating subjects as varied as drug testing, gender discrimination, player violence and criminal conduct, breach of contract, player eligibility, product liability, endorsement contracts, and television broadcasting.