Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Antitrust & Collective Bargaining
An in-depth examination of the intersection between antitrust, labor law and the major professional sports leagues which operate as natural monopolies and as such, technical violators of antitrust laws. Topics covered include: antitrust and labor law and their application to the sports setting; the history of sports leagues violations of antitrust laws; and how sports leagues use a variety of legal exceptions to permit their activities. Students will also examine primary source material from the collective bargaining agreements of the major sports leagues.