Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

Sports Law and Ethical Leadership

An exploration of the impact of the U.S. legal system on the sports industry and the ways that various substantive areas of law intersect with professional, Olympic and amateur sports. In this course, topics to be examined include: an overview of the U.S. legal system; contractual formation, interpretation and remedies; tort liability and risk management; reputational torts and athletes¿ right of publicity; legal protection for and exploitation of intellectual property rights; the legal authority of Commissioners in professional sport; how antitrust law has influenced the sports industry; labor relations and collective bargaining agreements; the agent-principal fiduciary relationship; regulation of agents; gender, race and other discrimination issues; civil rights legislation.
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Associated Degrees