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Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems 3E

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Third Edition

Matthew Mitten, Marquette University
Timothy Davis, Wake Forest University 
Rodney Smith, Arizona State University
N. Jeremi Duru, American University

2013.  1,170 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-1072-8.

With Teacher’s Manual 

About the Book

Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems uses the leading historical and major recent sports law cases to illustrate developing legal principles governing the amateur and professional sports industries. Designed to raise some of the deeper philosophical, sociological, psychological, and economic policy issues that arise in sports context, the text mirrors the modern practice of law in the 21st century. A series of hypothetical problems and exercises in client counseling, negotiation, and document-drafting provide students with a means of applying their knowledge and developing skills. A flexible organization suits a variety of courses¯general Sports Law, Amateur Sports Law, or Professional Sports Law¯in a law school or graduate-level curriculum. A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual gives answers to all questions and problems as well as sample syllabi.

The heavily revised Third Edition presents new material on student welfare issues, the rights of conscience on the part of student athletes, and youth sports. An expanded discussion on the relationship between athletes and their institutions explores Boise State, USC, and Ohio State NCAA infractions cases; NCAA academic reforms measures; and relevant cases such as Giuliani v. Duke University.  The new Court of Arbitration for Sport awards and the interpretation of the World Anti-doping Code (including USOC v. IOC and WADA v. BOC) are introduced. An updated summary of coaches’ contracts considers Leach v. Texas Tech in the termination of coaches’ contracts, developing law on misrepresentations in coaches’ resumes, and the constitutional rights of coaches. Sports and labor law issues reviewed include antitrust and labor law; NFL and NBA labor disputes and Brady v NFL litigation; and the use of performance-enhancing drugs and the efficacy of current regulations. Landmark court decisions inform the Third Edition: American Needle v. NFL rejecting the single entity defense; In re Phoenix Coyotes (antitrust and bankruptcy law); and cases dealing with First Amendment rights and intellectual property or contract rights (Hart .v Electronic Arts, Inc., Keller v. Electronic Arts, Inc., Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc., and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Ass’n v. Gannett Co., Inc.) Recent developments regarding sports agents are discussed, from player association regulations to the criminalization of agent misconduct to ethics opinions regarding lawyers serving as sports agents. The Third Edition introduces new material on the impact of race and shifting demographics in American sport, political and policy developments in gender equity, and sexual identity issues. The current focus on health, safety, and risk management in sports is highlighted through the principal case Shin v. Ahn  (co-participant liability) along with an exploration current concerns and controversies.

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

  • leading historical and major recent sports law cases illustrate concepts
  • discusses developing legal principles governing amateur and professional sports industries
  • raises deeper philosophical, sociological, psychological, and economic policy issues that arise in the sports context
  • allows students to apply new knowledge and developing skills 
  • series of hypothetical problems 
  • exercises in client counseling, negotiation, and document drafting exercises 
  • flexible organization for a variety of courses
  • general Sports Law, Amateur Sports Law, or Professional Sports Law
  • law school or graduate-level courses
  • a comprehensive Teacher’s Manual with answers to all questions and problems; sample syllabi

Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:

  • new material on student welfare issues, the rights of conscience on the part of student athletes, and youth sports
  • expanded discussion on the relationship between athletes and their institutions
  • Boise State, USC, and Ohio State NCAA infractions cases 
  • NCAA academic reforms measures 
  • cases such as Giuliani v. Duke University 
  • new Court of Arbitration for Sport awards regarding interpretation of the World Anti-doping Code, including USOC v. IOC and WADA v. BOC 
  • updated summary of  coaches’ contracts 
  • Leach v. Texas Tech in the termination of coaches’ contracts 
  • developing law on misrepresentations in coaches’ resumes 
  • the constitutional rights of coaches 
  • sports and labor law
  • antitrust and labor law
  • NFL and NBA labor disputes and Brady v. NFL litigation
  • expanded look at the use of performance-enhancing drugs and the efficacy of current regulations 
  • landmark court decisions 
  • in American Needle v. NFL rejecting the single entity defense 
  • In re Phoenix Coyotes at the intersection of antitrust and bankruptcy law
  • cases on First Amendment rights and intellectual property or contract rights
  • Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • Keller v. Electronic Arts, Inc. 
  • Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc. 
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Ass’n v. Gannett Co., Inc.
  • recent developments regarding sports agents
  • player association regulations 
  • the criminalization of sports agent misconduct
  • ethics opinions regarding lawyers serving as sports agents
  • impact of race and shifting demographics in American sport 
  • political and policy developments in gender equity and sexual identity issues 
  • recent developments regarding health, safety and risk management issues 
  • Shin v. Ahn  as a principal case involving co-participant liability