Summer 2012 Section 001
Law 392: Sports Law

Schedule: Eve Class
Instructor(s): Kelly, Michael
Credit Hours: 3
CRN: 41918
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Location: Hazel Hall 332
Time: 6:00pm-8:40pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 07-12-2012 6:00pm
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This course combines three distinct elements of the modern sports world. First, it provides an introduction to the basics of sports law, e.g., the rules governing the operation of a professional league; regulation of the NCAA and the eligibility rules for amateur athletes; the fundamentals of Title IX and gender equity; and the role of the sports agent. Second, it covers two critical issues typically treated in a more advanced course on sports law, i.e., the role played by antitrust law and labor law with respect to professional sports. Third, it lays out the financial and economic issues that differentiate the business of sports (amateur as well as professional) from any other business model. Advanced knowledge of economics is not required in order to take and perform well in the course. The fundamental economic principles that are relevant are intuitive and easily understood, and will be thoroughly explained in class.