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Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems 4E

Front Cover - Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems 4E

Fourth Edition

Matthew J. Mitten
Marquette University

Timothy Davis
Wake Forest University

Rodney Smith
Arizona State University

N. Jeremi Duru
American University

2017.  1104 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-8210-7

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With Teacher’s Manual, Transition Guide, PowerPoints, and Third Edition Supplements.

About the Book

The fourth edition of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems is suitable for use as a primary text in either a two- or three-credit sports law survey course. This casebook explores both amateur and professional sports as well as issues common to both industries. A comprehensive collection of cases and materials provides balanced perspective and flexible coverage, while the organization provides instructors the flexibility to cover selected sections or chapters for a separate course in either Amateur Sports Law or Professional Sports Law.  Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems contains the appropriate amount of introductory and explanatory materials, notes, and questions to facilitate students’ understanding as well as hypothetical problems for applying new knowledge.

Hallmark features of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems:

  • Landmark historical cases and significant recent cases that reflect the current law regulating the sports industry
  • Insightful discussion of the developing law governing amateur and professional sports industries
  • Helpful introductions and clear exposition
  • Notes and Questions that suggest philosophical, sociological, psychological, and economic policy issues and themes
  • Hypothetical problems that enhance analytical skills related to materials read
  • Skill-building exercises in client counseling, negotiation, and contract drafting 
  • Flexible organization supports different teaching objectives—for example, a focus on amateur sports or professional sports law 
  • Detailed Teacher's Manual that includes sample syllabi and answers to all of the questions and problems in the casebook
  • Powerpoint slides for classroom use by instructors 
Thoroughly updated, the Fourth Edition presents:

  • Most recent landmark sports law precedents, including Brady v. NFL, O’Bannon antitrust and right of publicity litigation, Garber and Laumann antitrust litigation challenging MLB and NHL broadcasting restrictions
  • Updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, including Pechstein v. International Skating Union (German Federal Supreme Civil Court recognizes independence of Court of Arbitration for Sport and enforces its arbitration award) and 2015 World Anti-doping Code materials
  • Addition of youth sports materials to high school sports chapter
  • Addition of materials examining the governance authority (autonomy) of the Big-5 conferences and other institutions at the most competitive level within the NCAA
  • Addition of Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women , and a discussion of issues relating to transsexual, transgender and intersex athletes to the gender equity chapter
  • Addition of discussions of the evolving definition of sport and new sports, including mixed martial arts and e-sports
  • Addition of a comment on concussion related claims in the health and safety chapter
  • Streamlined introductory materials and revised Notes and Questions
  • New Problems

Preface / Sample Chapters