The Law of Amateur SportsClass Term:
Fall Term 2022-2023Catalog Number:
2 (2 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
There will be a paper in the middle of the term and then a final take-home exam.
This course covers various legal issues related to amateurism and the regulation of intercollegiate athletics. Each topic area will highlight the impact that regulating bodies have on the sport, the athletes, and the sports and entertainment industry. The course will examine the system of governance over amateur sports, including the enforcement of NCAA rules and bylaws, as well as the structure of conferences, leagues, and collegiate institutions. The course will also analyze the legal issues facing student-athletes, from recruitment and eligibility to student privacy and gender equity. Finally, the course will address the business context of amateurism, with legal issues covering intellectual property, branding, pay-for-play, and antitrust litigation.