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Course Code: LSTD601 Course ID: 2767 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course is an introduction to sports-related legal issues and concepts. Its focus is on providing an overview of the major legal issues associated with sports, sports management, and the sports industry. Students will conduct research, read, and write on issues associated with the sports legal industry. Topics include but are not limited to discrimination, legislation, regulation and rights, competition, contract, labor, tort and trademark law, and administrative, antitrust and constitutional law.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able meet the following learning objectives:
You will find them in the Forums tab of the classroom. Initial posts must be in by Thursday each week. Classmate responses are due Sunday each week. Forum assignments will be based on the readings and your research.
Replies should be substantive. Comments like "I agree," or "Good job," are not substantive. Some things you could do to meet this requirement are: read a little of their research and comment on it; compare their research to yours; give examples if you agree with them, or counter examples if you don't; or share some of your experiences or issues you have seen that the rest of us probably won't be familiar with or have experienced.
There will be formal written assignments due in the Assignments tab. The assignment instructions are in the Assignments tab in the classroom. Students are expected to complete each assignment by the due date. All written submissions should follow the format and rubric requirements posted in the Assignments tab. Please note the due date of the assignments, as they are subject to change at the discretion of your instructor.
MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMINATIONS:
The class contains a Midterm and Final examination. Both exams will be open book and will be posted in the classroom during the week in which they are due under the Tests & Quizzes tab.
|Week 1||2.50 %|
|Week 2||2.50 %|
|Week 3||2.50 %|
|Week 5||2.50 %|
|Week 6||2.50 %|
|Week 7||2.50 %|
|Case Paper||5.00 %|
|Researching Sports Law Paper||5.00 %|
|Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Research Paper||20.00 %|
|Midterm Exam||30.00 %|
|Final Exam||30.00 %|
|Extra Credit||1.00 %|
|Research Paper Proposal||1.00 %|
Glenn M. Wong, Essentials of Sports Law (4th ed. 2010).*
*Links to all chapter readings will be found in the Lessons tab of the classroom.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass'n et. al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).**
**This is available in the APUS Library (for free access please see instructions in the announcements) or may be purchased at your own expense in hard copy/online at: http://www.legalbluebook.com/Purchase/Products.aspx. It is a recommended resource, but not required. All citations in this course must be in Bluebook format.
Recommended Reading for Week 1:
Timothy J. Bucher, Inside The Huddle: Analyzing the Mediation Efforts in the NFL's Brady Settlement and its Effectiveness for Future Professional Sports Disputes, 22 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 211 (2011).
Jason Gubi, The Olympic Binding Arbitration Clause and the Court of Arbitration for Sport: An Analysis of Due Process Concerns, 18 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 997 (2008).
Recommended Reading for Week 2:
Please read the below law review journal article that discusses premises liability and the liability concerns for stadium owners where fan-on-fan alcohol fueled violence occurs.
Bridget Fitzpatrick, Broken Bats And Broken Bones: Holding Stadium Owners Accountable For Alcohol-Fueled Fan-On-Fan Violence, 22 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports L. J. 663 (2015).
Please read the below law review journal article regarding risk management strategies for stadium owners and protecting fans from terrorism in a post 9/11 world. You will need to obtain the article from Nexis Uni in the APUS Library tab.
Thomas A. Baker, III, Perceived Risk of Terrorism and Related Risk Management Practices of NCAA Division 1A Football Stadium Managers, 17 J. Legal Aspects of Sport 27 (2007).
Please review the law review journal article at the below link, regarding stadium owner liability when a fan gets injured as a result of the game.
Recommended Reading for Week 3:
Please read the below law review article that discusses the regulation of the four major professional sports leagues in America. You will need to obtain the article from Nexis Uni in the APUS Library tab.
Nathaniel Grow, Regulating Professional Sports Leagues, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 573 (2015).
Please review the below law review journal article regarding the regulation and federal laws surrounding performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and the youth of America. You will need to obtain the article from Nexis Uni in the APUS Library tab.
Steven M. Silverberg, Safe At Home? Assessing U.S. Efforts To Protect Youths From The Effects of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports, 35 Brooklyn J. Int'l L. 271 (2010).
Recommended Reading for Week 4:
Please review the below law review article regarding Title IX. You will need to obtain the article from Nexis Uni in the APUS Library tab.
Deborah, Brake, Revisiting Title IX's Feminist Legacy: Moving Beyond The Three-Part Test, 12 Am. U.J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 453 (2004).
Recommended Reading for Week 6:
Please also review Section III of the below law review article regarding the new laws concerning the unionization of student athletes. You will need to obtain the article from Nexis Uni in the APUS Library tab.
Anthony Caruso, Collegiate Collisions on the Field and in the Courtroom: Will Labor Peace Save Student-Athletes from Further Injury?, 10 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 15 (2015).
Recommended Reading for Week 7:
Please review the below law review journal article regarding negligent marketing in the NFL. You will need to obtain the article from Nexis Uni in the APUS Library tab.
Richard M. Southall, The National Football League and Its "Culture of Intoxication:" A Negligent Marketing Analysis of Verni v.Lanzaro, 16 J. Legal Aspects of Sport 121 (2006).
|Book Title:||Essentials of Sports Law, 4th ed. - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.)|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.