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Course Catalog

SPMG3410 - Sport, Recreation and The Law
Fall 2012

This course is designed for students interested in the growing problems of sports litigation. The course will cover both the amateur and professional aspects of sport from five major perspectives: (1) judicial review of athletic associations; (2) eligibility rules and disciplinary measures; (3) equal opportunity provisions; (4) tort liabilities; and (5) intellectual property rights and the licensing process in sport. Specific topics covered will include due process, antitrust and free speech, duty of ordinary care, duty of care owed athletes and spectators, injuries, assumption of risk, and negligence. The course will stress the application of principles of law to the sports setting. Actual court cases relating to these principles will be examined.
Prerequisite: BLAW1050 or SPMG3401
3 Credits

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