Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog

SPM 189 - Sports Law

Professional and amateur sports have attained great importance both in the United States and abroad.  Concomitant with this growth is the greater sophistication of the legal issues that affect the operation and regulation of this industry.  This class will provide an overview of the legal principles and business models and rules governing the sports industry and the legal controversies and policy considerations surrounding those rules.

3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment in which the sports industry operates and how the legal system creates context for decision making for sport managers.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to identify legal concepts and apply them to issues in the sport industry including sports agency, contract law, and negligence and tort law.
  3. Apply and discuss laws and regulations regarding Title IX to all levels of sport and assess and evaluate compliance components of Title IX requirements.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues in sports and the ability by identifying the relevant law or ethics rule from the code of ethics of sport organizations.