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This popular casebook is divided into three parts:

  • Part I focuses on legal issues arising out of amateur sports. Particular emphasis is placed on the roles, rules, and activities of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The issues addressed include amateur sports associations, gender equity in amateur athletics, and amateur sports and antitrust law.
  • Part II addresses with legal issues in professional sports. The chapters in this part deal with professional sports leagues, labor relations and antitrust law, enforcement of sports contracts, representation of professional athletes, negotiation of sports contracts, and stadium and arena issues.
  • Part III presents issues that arise in both professional and amateur sports. The subjects analyzed include criminal liability of sports participants, tort issues, intellectual property issues, health and disability issues, drug testing, and Olympic and international sports rules and regulations.
It has been 25 years since the publication of the first edition of Sports Law: Cases and Materials. Its publication marked the emergence of sports law as a discrete topic for legal study, and it was quickly and widely adopted for use in the classroom. In the Eighth Edition, the overarching organization from the original book holds, but less firmly than once thought. The assault on amateurism continues apace, but as of this writing, it appears that the uniquely American system of intercollegiate "amateur" sports will survive the onslaught. "Amateurism" will be redefined perhaps, but the intercollegiate sports juggernaut will likely continue to pay homage to the "student athlete," albeit with increased emoluments. The Eighth Edition thus remains in three parts: Amateur Sports, Professional Sports, and Issues Common to Both.
From the beginning, the authors believed that a skills-oriented problem approach was the best way to approach the study of sports law. While the book is conventional in many ways, offering textual explanation, leading cases, and notes and questions, skills-based problems are featured throughout.

The Eighth Edition emphasizes their shared commitment to skills-based teaching and includes new features, including "sidebars," "capstone problems," and case files for simulated hearings. The sidebars are designed to spur class discussion. The capstone problems and case simulations are designed to facilitate comprehensive review and experiential learning.

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Table of Contents

Part I AMATEUR SPORTS AND THE LAW


Chapter 1 LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS IN AMATEUR SPORTS


Chapter 2 AMATEUR SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS: CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELIGIBILITY ISSUES


Chapter 3 COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ISSUES


Chapter 4 GENDER EQUITY IN AMATEUR ATHLETICS


Chapter 5 AMATEUR SPORTS AND ANTITRUST LAW


Part II PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ISSUES


Chapter 6 LEAGUE DECISION MAKING


Chapter 7 AUTHORITY OF LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS


Chapter 8 LABOR RELATIONS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS


Chapter 9 ENFORCEMENT OF SPORTS CONTRACTS


Chapter 10 REPRESENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES


Chapter 11 NEGOTIATION OF SPORTS CONTRACTS


Chapter 12 STADIUM AND ARENA ISSUES


Part III ISSUES COMMON TO AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS


Chapter 13 CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF SPORTS PARTICIPANTS


Chapter 14 TORTS AND SPORTS


Chapter 15 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES IN SPORTS


Chapter 16 HEALTH AND DISABILITY ISSUES IN SPORTS LAW


Chapter 17 DRUG TESTING


Chapter 18 OLYMPIC AND INTERNATIONAL SPORTS RULES AND PROCEDURES


Appendix: WEB DIRECTORY


Table of Cases

Index