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Baseball Meets the Law by Ed Edmonds; Frank G. HoudekBaseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town's meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball's exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise relocations. Another court overturned the conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice. A third denied a request by rooftop entrepreneurs to enjoin the construction of a massive video screen at Wrigley Field. This exhaustive chronology traces the effects the law has had on the national pastime, both pro and con, on and off the field, from the use of copyright to protect not only equipment but also "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" to frequent litigation between players and owners over contracts and the reserve clause. The stories of lawyers like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Branch Rickey are entertainingly instructive.
Call Number: MON KF3989.2 .E36 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-23
The Big Leagues Go to Washington by David George SurdamBetween 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new franchises, territorial protection, and other cartel-like behaviors. In The Big Leagues Go to Washington, David Surdam chronicles the key issues that arose during the hearings and the ways opposing sides used economic data and theory to define what was right, what was feasible, and what was advantageous to one party or another. As Surdam shows, the hearings affected matters as fundamental to the modern game as broadcasting rights, player drafts and unions, league mergers, and the dominance of the New York Yankees. He also charts how lawmakers from the West and South pressed for the relocation of ailing franchises to their states and the ways savvy owners dodged congressional interference when they could and adapted to it when necessary.
Call Number: MON KF3989 .S87 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
The Business of Sports Agents by Kenneth L. Shropshire; Timothy Davis; N. Jeremi DuruSuccessful sports agents are comfortable with high finance and intense competition for the right to represent talented players, and the most respected agents are those who can deal with the pressures of high-stakes negotiations in an honest fashion. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded third edition brings the volume up to date on recent changes in the industry, including: --the emergence and dominance of companies such as Creative Artists Agency and Wasserman Media Group --high-profile cases of agent misconduct, principally Josh Luchs, whose agent certification was revoked by the NFLPA --legal challenges against the NCAA that may fundamentally change the definition of amateurism --changes to agent regulations resulting from new collective bargaining agreements in all of the major professional sports --evaluation of the effectiveness of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (2000) to regulate agent conduct --issues faced by the increasing number of agents representing athletes who work abroad as well as athletes from abroad who work in the United States. Whether aspiring sports agent, lawyer, athlete seeking an agent, or simply interested in understanding the world of sports representation, the reader will find in The Business of Sports Agents the most comprehensive overview of the industry as well as a straightforward analysis of its problems and proposed solutions.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport and Its Jurisprudence by Johan LindholmThis book takes a close look at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), challenging existing claims and answering previously unanswered questions, by considering all of its publicly available decisions, both in its entirety as a body of jurisprudence and on a case-by-case level. It also investigates the actors involved in adjudication before the CAS, both the parties that bring disputes before the CAS and the arbitrators that resolve them, and in so doing establish precedents that govern sports generally. While the book relies upon and includes more traditional legal theory and analysis, it combines this with an empirical analysis of a large portion of the CAS's decisions. Hereby it relies upon and relates to the theory of the development of a transnational legal order in sports, the lex sportiva. The publication is targeted at and will benefit those professionally working in or interested in the fields of sports law, arbitration law, transnational law, or empirical legal studies. Johan Lindholm is a Professor of Law at Umeå University in Sweden.
Call Number: MON K3702 .L56 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Dispute Resolution in Sport by David McArdleAn increasing number of sport disputes are being resolved by way of arbitration. This is the first book to critically examine the processes and benefits of sportspecific arbitration as compared to litigation. The book explores, in depth, the development of alternative dispute resolutions in sports, paying particular attention to high-profile institutions such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the FIFA Football Dispute Resolution Panel and important national-level bodies, and their relationship with national and international-level actors such as the IOC, WADA and the European Union. It also examines in detail the legal frameworks within which sports arbitration systems operate, considers their similarities with other arbitral bodies and considers the extent to which ADR in sport can be seen as a consequence of, and perhaps a solution to, the 'juridification' of sports. Offering a theoretical basis with which to understand the relationship between arbitration and litigation, as well as providing guidance on key contemporary issues and best practice, this book is important reading for students, researchers and practitioners working in sports law, sports management and administration, sports politics, sports ethics, and international organisation.
Call Number: I,MON K3702 .M37 2015
Publication Date: 2014-09-03
Doping in Sport and the Law by Ulrich Haas (Editor); Deborah Healey (Editor)This unique international legal and cross -disciplinary edited volume contains analysis of the legal impact of doping regulation by eminent and well known experts in the legal fields of sports doping regulation and diverse relevant legal fields. It also contains perspectives on medicine and psychology which are intrinsically important areas for consideration in the sports doping landscape. These are thoughtful extended reflections by experts on theory and policy and how they interact with law in the context of doping in sport. It is the first book to examine the topical and contentious area of sports doping from a variety of different but very relevant legal perspectives which impact the stakeholders in sport at both professional and grass roots levels. The WADA Code contains an unusual mix of public and private regulation which is of more general interest and fully explored in this work. Each of the 15 chapters addresses doping regulation from a legal perspective such as tort, corporate governance, employment law, human rights law, or a medical or scientific area. Legal areas are generally considered from an international and not national perspective. Issues including fairness, logic and the likelihood of compliance are explored. It is vital reading for anyone interested in the law, regulation and governance of sport.
Call Number: MON K3702 .D666 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-17
The Fantasy Sport Industry by Andrew C. Billings; Brody J. RuihleyFantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and a significant and growing component of the contemporary sports economy. This book presents an overview of the history of fantasy sport and its close connection to innovations in sports media. Drawing on extensive empirical research, it offers an analysis of the demographics of fantasy sport, the motivations of fantasy sport players and their significance as heavy consumers of sport media and as ultra-fans. It also draws cross-cultural comparisons between fantasy sport players in the US, UK, Europe and beyond. The Fantasy Sport Industry examines the key commercial and media stakeholders in the production and development of fantasy sport, and points to new directions for the fantasy sport industry within modern sport business. It is therefore, fascinating reading for any student, scholar or professional with an interest in sports media, sports business, fandom, the relationship between sport and society, or cultural studies.
Call Number: Online Access
Publication Date: 2015-05-21
Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry by Nicholas David Bowman (Editor)This edited collection examines how fantasy sports play has established a prominent and promising foothold in the larger sports ecology. Often considered an isolated activity for the hardcore sports fan, fantasy sports play have since been incorporated into sports broadcasting and editorial coverage, sports marketing and promotions, and even into the very sports themselves with athletes and teams using the activities to draw fans further into the sports experience. This edited collection invites leading scholars and sports professionals from several different fields to share historical and emerging perspectives on the importance of fantasy sports as an artifact of theoretical and empirical importance to larger issues of sport and society. \
Call Number: Online Access
Publication Date: 2016-03-17
Globalization, Sports Law and Labour Mobility by Matt NicholThis book examines labour regulation and labour mobility in two professional baseball leagues: Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in Japan. Through vivid comparative study, Matt Nichol explores how each league internally regulates labour mobility and how this internal regulation engages with external regulation from the legislature, statutory authorities and the courts. This comparison of two highly restrictive labour markets utilizes regulatory theory and labour regulation and suggests a framework for a global player transfer system in baseball.Each system of labour regulation can be viewed as an autopoietic system of law that utilizes voluntary self-regulation as the basis for regulation. While the regulatory systems in each league govern labour mobility in a similar manner using labour controls such as the draft, the reserve system and free agency, the two systems operate differently in terms of the level of labour mobility enjoyed by players. Formal rules, informal rules and normative practice result in MLB having relatively high levels of labour mobility for free agent players while similar players enjoy limited mobility in NPB.The book's engaging, multifaceted focus and comparative nature make it an excellent resource for lawyers, academics and advanced students interested in labour law, sports law, and Asian and European law.
Call Number: MON KF3989.2 .N53 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-25
A Guide to the World Anti-Doping Code by Paul DavidThe laws relating to anti-doping change rapidly, and the World Anti-Doping Code has been at the centre of significant developments in this area over the last ten years. Since the first edition of this guide, the amended 2009 Code has come into effect and been applied in various decisions before national sporting tribunals and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This second edition covers the significant changes introduced by the 2009 Code. More than forty summaries of recent cases illustrate the operation of the key provisions of the 2009 Code, in particular the articles relating to anti-doping rule violations and sanctions.
Call Number: I,MON K3702 .D38 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-17
How to Play the Game by Darren HeitnerIf you want to play the game, you need to know how to play the game.Sports law is a niche practice area. It encompasses a variety of disciplines, but also requires knowledge of the inner workings of professional leagues and sports-related statutes in order to be successful in the field. How to Play the Game provides readers with an overview of sports law specifically tailored to practitioners who are looking to add sports law to their practice area and who need a practical, informative--though not encyclopedic--overview of the field to help them get started.It discusses the laws that govern the sports industry, from contract drafting and negotiation to antitrust issues, intellectual property matters, and labor law concerns. It also discusses the role of players' associations, the power of sports commissioners, sports betting regulations, and more. But what makes this book unique are the real-life case studies involving recognized professional and college sports figures as well as anecdotes from the author's own experiences as a sports attorney, agent, and media spokesperson for college and professional sports industries.In addition, an appendix contains examples of legal documents--including professional contracts--with which any sports attorney/agent needs to be familiar. In short, How to Play the Game is the go-to source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.
Call Number: MON KF 299 .S66H45 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-07
Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport by Seema PatelSociety is obsessed with categorising and treating individuals and groups according to their physical and non-physical differences, such as sex, gender, disability and race. This treatment can lead to the inclusion or exclusion of an individual from the tangible and intangible benefits of society. Where this practice becomes discriminatory, legal frameworks can protect human rights and ensure that people are treated with due respect for their similarities and differences. In a sporting context, the inclusion and exclusion of athletes based upon their differences is often a necessary part of the essence of competitive sporting activity, arranged around rules and categories that can have an unequal exclusionary impact on¿certain classes of individual. Dominant sporting cultures can also have exclusionary effects. This important and innovative book seeks to investigate the socio-legal and regulatory balance between inclusion and exclusion in competitive sport. It critically analyses a range of legal and non-legal cases concerning sport-specific inclusion and exclusion in the areas of sex, gender, disability and race, including those cases involving Oscar Pistorius, Caster Semenya and Luis Suarez, to identify the extent to which the law and sport adopt a justifiable and legitimate inclusive or exclusive approach to participation. The book explores national and international regulatory frameworks, identifying deficiencies and good practice, and concludes with recommendations for regulatory reform. Inclusion and Exclusion in Competitive Sport is important reading for anybody with an interest in the relationship between sport and wider society, sports development, sport management, sports law, or socio-legal studies.
Call Number: MON K3702 .P39 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-06
Intellectual Property Law in the Sports and Entertainment Industries by Patrick K. Thornton; Kirk D. Willis; Walter T. ChampionIn this detailed yet readable legal analysis, the authors thoroughly evaluate the connections between intellectual property and the sports and entertainment industries, covering everything from copyrights and patents to trademarked logos and marketing strategies. * Provides a complete survey of intellectual property law in the sports and entertainment industries including copyright, patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and the right of publicity * Fills a growing need for information about entertainment-specific intellectual property law as entertainment programs at the universities and law schools are increasing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels * Addresses the specific challenges and issues brought about by various forms of digital technology
Call Number: MON KF 2979 .C46 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-28
The International Olympic Committee, Law, and Accountability by Ryan GauthierThe Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental organisation wields extraordinary power, but there is no democratic basis for its authority. This study questions the supremacy of the IOC, arguing that there is a significant accountability deficit. Investigating the conduct of the IOC from an international legal perspective, the book moves beyond a critique of the IOC to explore potential avenues for reform, means of improving democratic procedures and increasing accountability. If the Olympics are to continue to be our most celebrated sporting event, those who organise them must be answerable to the citizens that they can potentially harm as well as benefit. Full of original insights into the inner workings of the IOC, this bookis essential reading for all those interested in the Olympics, sport policy, sport management, sport mega-events, and the law.
Call Number: MON GV721.3 .G38 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-05
Introduction to International and European Sports Law by Robert C.R. SiekmannThe book is an introduction to sports law, in particular International (worldwide) and European (EU) sports law. The chapters are all put in the perspective of the innovative sports law doctrine that is developed and presented in the opening chapter on what sports law is. After a general coverage of the core concept of "sport specificity" (that is whether private sporting rules and regulations can be justified notwithstanding they are not in conformity with public law), the book covers the following specific main themes of International and European Sports Law (capita selecta): comparative sports law; competition law and sport; the collective selling of TV rights; sports betting; Social Dialogue in sport; sport and nationality; professional football transfer rules; anti-doping law in sport; transnational football hooliganism in Europe; international sports boycotts. In this book association football ("soccer") is the sport that is by far most on the agenda. It is the largest sport in the world and most popular all over the globe. The elite football in Europe is a day-to-day commercialized and professionalized industry, which makes it a perfect subject of study from an EU Law perspective.
Call Number: Online Access
Publication Date: 2012-04-23
Law, Ethics, and Integrity in the Sports Industry by Konstantinos Margaritis (Editor)Sports play a significant role in society, as they are a multilevel field of interest. Nonetheless, a major problem that has been undermining the field is the rise of issues surrounding integrity. Indeed, major scandals of corruption have been disclosed, and they have challenged the effectiveness of sports institutions. As a result, it is vital to explore how to navigate the complex landscape of legal and ethical issues. Law, Ethics, and Integrity in the Sports Industry is an essential reference source that discusses the legitimacy and integrity of sports institutions by focusing on the social, economic, and political influence of sports. Featuring research on topics such as global sports governance, legal and ethical implications, and the validity of e-sports, this book is ideally designed for scholars interested in institutional aspects of sports and ethics, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, and officials with a broad interest in sports seeking coverage on the institutional aspects of sports and ethics.
Call Number: MON GV713 .L38 2019
Publication Date: 2018-08-17
The Little Book of Basketball Law by Melissa Altman LinskyDr. Naismith never could have foreseen the skill, popularity, and financial rise of the game he inadvertently created. And of course, with prominence and money come interesting legal dilemmas. Explore 13 fascinating cases that have arisen at all levels of the game in The Little Book of Basketball Law. Part of the acclaimed Little Book series, this addition provides a look at the laws that intersect the game of basketball in an easy-to-relate-to manner that is both entertaining and informative. The "to the Hoop' section contains updates with current applications of the cases. So, take a fascinating look at the legal side of basketball.
Call Number: MON KF3989 .L56 2013
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
The Little Book of Golf Law by John H. MinanThe Little Book of Golf Law is back again with completely new and updated stories of your favorite pastime John H. Minan writes on how violating "the law" of golf -- as opposed to the rules that govern the game -- can have serious consequences. In ten parts covering legal areas from torts to intellectual property to environmental law, this revised and expanded edition of the classic Little Book explores thirty-nine cases in which the rules of golf spilled over into the rules of law. Each chapter examines a different set of facts and involves an actual case. The chapters explore a wide array of legal issues, from personal injury claims for negligence to products liability, contract disputes, and more.
Call Number: MON KF3989 .M56 2013
Publication Date: 2014-11-07
The Little Book of Horse Racing Law by Charles A. Palmer; Robert J. PalmerThe horse racing crowd is comprised of colorful, passionate people: where else can you find a mixture of farmhands, jockeys, old money, and gamblers? And when you force such an unruly world of disparate and singular people into the structure and formality of the legal system, you get a fascinating array of events and decisions. In twenty-one chapters covering everything from drugs to syndicates to cloning, The Little Book of Horse-Racing Law thoroughly covers the intersection of law and racing.
Call Number: MON KF3989 .P35 2014
Publication Date: 2015-02-16
The Little Book of Skiing Law by Cecil C. Kuhne; Cecil C. KuhneDiscover the legal side of skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and other types of snow sports with this fascinating, new addition to the ABA Little Books Series In it, you'll find a variety of compelling questions, such as: Is falling down an unmarked ravine near a ski run an "inherent danger and risk" of skiing? Can the Utah tourism bureau use the phrase "The Greatest Snow on Earth" without offending the venerable circus trademark? Can the flight attendant on a layover apply to the airline for workers compensation for her injury suffered during her ski outing? Many more equally interesting controversies are covered in this fun and informative book. Make sure you add this edition to your Little Book library "
Call Number: MON KF3989 .K64 2013
Publication Date: 2013-12-07
The Little White Book of Baseball Law by John H. Minan; Kevin ColeThe game of baseball has often resulted in brawls, both on the field and in the courtroom, and from the 1890's on, much of what baseball is today has been shaped by the law. In eighteen chapters, this eye-opening book discusses cases that involved rules of the game, new stadium construction, ownership of baseball memorabilia, injured spectators, television contracts, and much more.
Call Number: MON KF3989 .M563 2009
Publication Date: 2010-04-16
The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law by Michael A. McCann (Contribution by)The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law takes the reader through the most important controversies and critical developments in law and U.S. sports. Over the course of 30 chapters, leading scholars explore this expanding and captivating area of law. The Handbook is the first book to gatherdozens of perspectives on sports law controversies in the United States, and will be of interest to those who study and practice sports law, as well as journalists, broadcasters, and legally minded sports fans.The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law incorporates analysis of key historical events in sports law-such as the rise of free agency in professional sports and the concept of "amateurism" for college athletes -and their broader context. Contemporary legal controversies in U.S. sports and theiraccompanying questions are also of central importance: In a sensible legal system, how would long-term neurological injuries from contact sports be addressed? How would the use of racially insensitive team names be resolved? How would a seemingly trivial dispute over air pressure in footballs bestudied from the competing perspectives of players, teams, and leagues? The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law weighs not just the facts, but how courts and lawmakers ought to consider the most important questions at stake.The essays in this volume also canvass the types of legal controversies in sports likely to surface in the future. This is particularly true of law and technology matters, including those related to broadcasting and streaming. Legal doctrine has been and will continue to be forced to adapt to thesedevelopments, and the Handbook both forecasts coming debates and outlines where the law may be headed.
Call Number: MON KF3989 .M325 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-26
Philosophy and Sport by Anthony O'Hear (Editor)Philosophy and Sport brings together the lectures given in the Royal Institute of Philosophy's annual lecture series for 2012-13. In the Olympic year, it seemed fitting to consider some of the many philosophical and ethical questions raised by sport, and to bring together contributors from both philosophical and sporting worlds. This ground-breaking volume considers many different areas connected to sport and its practice. These include the watching of sport, drugs in sport, the Olympic spirit, sport and risk, sport as a moral practice, rivalry and glory in sport and the importance of sport in human life more generally.
Call Number: MON GV706 .P482 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-19
Regulating International Sport by Lloyd FreeburnIn a fresh and original account, Lloyd Freeburn challenges the conventional conception of contracts as the consent-based legal foundation of international sports law. The prevailing legal orthodoxy is shown to be untenable, failing to explain or justify international sports governing bodies' regulatory power or their control over the livelihoods and liberty of participants in sport. The non-consensual jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport is similarly tainted. But this significant challenge is not made simply to undermine international sport's regulatory regime. A sound legal foundation for regulatory authority in sport is both desirable and necessary. Consequently, effective reform is urgently required to support the regime's legality and to give it legitimacy by resolving the regime's democratic deficit.
Call Number: MON K3702 .F74 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-16
Research Handbook on EU Sports Law and Policy by Jack Anderson (Editor); Richard Parrish (Editor); Borja García García (Editor)Drawing on the expertise of leading academics and practitioners, this Research Handbook provides comprehensive analysis of the EU's involvement in sport. Structured around the key themes used by the EU Commission in the field of sport, namely sport in society, the economic dimension of sport and the organization of sport, this Research Handbook is the definitive assessment of modern EU sports law and policy.The initial contributions explore the origins and sources of EU sports law and policy to provide context, while the remaining chapters address the Commission's key themes. Contributors explore the key cases shaping EU sports law, such as Walrave, Bosman and Meca-Medina, whilst also assessing the key contemporary issues concerning the relationship between sport and the EU.Demonstrating how and why sport can make a difference to the socio-economic well-being of the EU, this Research Handbook will be stimulating reading for sports lawyers and administrators as well as students of sports law, sports policy and sports business, and politicians and civil servants in this sector.
Call Number: N,EAA KJE6063 .R45 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-27
Sport and the Law by Samuel O. Regalado (Editor); Sarah K. Fields (Editor)This new collection examines not only how athletes looked to the nation s judicial system to solve conflicts but also how their cases trans-formed the interpretation of laws. These essays examine a vast array of social and legal controversies including "Heywood v. NBA" (1971), which allowed any player to enter the draft; "Flood v. Kuhn" (1972), which considered baseball s antitrust status; the Danny Gardella lower level 1948 case regarding free agency and baseball; Muhammad Ali s celebrated stance against the U.S. draft; Renee Richards s 1976 lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association and its due process ramifications; and human rights violations in international law with respect to the increased recruitment of underage Latin baseball players in the Caribbean region are a few examples of the vast array of stories included. Sport and the Law links these cases to other cases and topics, giving the reader the opportunity to see the threads weaving law and sport together in American society."
Sports Betting by Paul M. Anderson (Editor); Ian S. Blackshaw (Editor); Robert C. R. Siekmann (Editor); Janwillem Soek (Editor)Gambling is a significant global industry, which is worth around 0.6% of world trade, that is, around US$ 384 billion; and gambling on the outcome of sports events is a very popular pastime for millions of people around the world, who combine a bet with watching and enjoying their favourite sports. But, like any other human activity, sports betting is open to corruption and improper influence from unscrupulous sports persons, bookmakers and others. Sports betting in the last ten years or so has developed and changed quite fundamentally with the advent of modern technology - not least the omnipresence of the Internet and the rise of on-line sports betting. This book covers the law and policy on sports betting in more than forty countries around the world whose economic and social development, history and culture are quite different. Several chapters deal with the United States of America. This book also includes a review of sports betting under European Union (EU) Law. The book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Dr. Robert Siekmann, Dr. Janwillem Soek and Marco van der Harst LL.M.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2011-10-28
Sports Justice: The Law & the Business of Sports by Roger I. AbramsAmericans, brought up playing or watching sports, absorb the notions of fair play not simply as integral themes of sportsmanship on the field, but also as values they try to carry into their everyday lives. In this accessible and fascinating look at law and sports, Roger I. Abrams shines the lights on the uniquely complex and important legal issues that face both amateur and professional athletes. From cases involving Title IX, transgendered athletes, rights of the disabled, violence on the playing field, individual and franchise free-agency, amateurism and college sports, and responsibility of leagues for the safety and lifelong health of injured players, Abrams weaves a profoundly moving and immediately relevant story of ever broadening access to, and expanding rights within, the field of sports. Abrams illuminates these legal cases through compelling storytelling and personal explorations of those involved, such as Jeremy Bloom, the world champion mogul skier who was barred from playing college football because he had modeled clothes for Tommy Hilfiger, and Casey Martin, Renee Richards, and the young gymnasts from Brown University who sought access to the sports they loved, but found that their quest to achieve justice required judicial intervention. There is also one non-athlete: Al Davis, the renegade owner of the Oakland–Los Angeles–Oakland Raiders, who beat the National Football League cartel using the antitrust laws in his effort to gain the respect he was always denied. Written for sports fans and legal scholars alike, this is an engrossing and surprising story of people battling for their careers and lives, and in the process changing the very nature of sports and society.
Call Number: MON KF 3989 .A934 2010
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Sports Law in a Nutshell by Walter ChampionThis book contains the elements of sports law explained in an organized, coherent manner. It simplifies the complex world of sports law and provides a road map to all of its intricacies from contracts, torts, antitrust, liabilities, constitutional implications, labor law, taxes. The Fifth edition continues to update the material with a focus on important recent legal developments, such as O'Bannon v. NCAA, the Northwestern University Football union petition, Jenkins v. NCAA, NFL concussion litigation, and the FIFA corruption case.
Call Number: Online Access
Publication Date: 2017-02-24
Sports Law in the United States by MittenDerived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in the United States deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law. The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured. This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policymakers access to sports law at this specific level.Lawyers representing parties with interests in the United States will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.
Call Number: MON KF 3989 .M588 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Taking Sports Seriously by Jeffrey StandenTaking Sports Seriously provides an iconoclastic, out-of-the-box look at the intersection of sports and law in contemporary America. This collection of essays offers an unflinching take on the salient legal issues from the world of sports, including player violence, fan injuries, free agency, player agents, drug testing, athletes as role models, gambling, and other hot-button topics. Each essay provides background information on the issue, poses the relevant problems provocatively, and presents surprising resolutions sure to generate reflection and discussion. Taking Sports Seriously is ideal as a reading companion to a course in sports law or sports management. Written in a fast-paced, accessible style that unpacks jargon, this book brings sophisticated legal analysis to bear on the problems of sports.
Call Number: MON KF 3989 .S735 2009
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Taxation of Entertainers, Athletes, and Artists by Lionel S. SobelLionel S. Sobel Lon Sobel is the past Chair of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. He is now a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law where he teaches a course on the taxation of entertainers, athletes, and artists. Previously, he was a Professor at Southwestern Law School and Loyola Law School where he taught courses on personal income tax, business income tax, and entertainment law. He has testified as an expert witness before the United States Tax Court in a case involving international intellectual property licensing practices in the motion picture, music, and computer software industries. Book jacket.
Call Number: B,ABA KF325.1335 .S63 2015
Publication Date: 2016-02-07
They Play, You Pay by James T. BennettThey Play, You Pay is a detailed, sometimes irreverent look at a political conundrum: despite evidence that publicly funded ballparks, stadiums, and arenas do not generate net economic growth, governments keep on taxing sales, restaurant patrons, renters of automobiles, and hotel visitors in order to build ever more elaborate cathedrals of professional sport--often in order to satisfy an owner who has threatened to move his team to greener, more subsidyhappy, pastures.nbsp; This book is a sweeping survey of the literature in the field, the history of such subsidies, the politics of stadium construction and franchise movement, and the prospects for a reprivatization of ballpark and stadium financing. It ties together disparate strands in a fascinating story, examining the often colorful cases through which governments became involved in sports. These range from the wellknown to the obscure--from Yankee Stadium and the Astrodome to the Brooklyn Dodgers' move to Los Angeles (to a privately built ballpark constructed upon land that had been seized via eminent domain from a mostly MexicanAmerican population) to such arrant giveaways as Cowboys Stadium. It examines alternatives that might lessen the pressure for public subsidies, whether the Green Bay Packers model (in which the team's owners are local stockholders) or via league expansions. It also takes a look at little-known, yet significant, episodes such as President Theodore Roosevelt's intervention in the collegiate football crisis of 1905--a move that indirectly put the federal government on the side of such basic rule changes as the legalization of the forward pass. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; They Play, You Play is a fresh look at a political and economic puzzle: how it came to be that Joe and Jane Sixpack in the Bronx and Dallas subsidize the Steinbrenners and Jerry Joneses of professional sport.
Call Number: Online Access
Publication Date: 2012-05-10
Title IX by Elizabeth Kaufer Busch; William ThroThis book examines the history and evolution of Title IX, a landmark 1972 law prohibiting sex discrimination at educational institutions receiving federal funding. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro illuminate the ways in which the interpretation and implementation of Title IX have been transformed over time to extend far beyond the law's relatively narrow statutory text. The analysis considers the impact of Title IX on athletics, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and, for a time, transgender discrimination. Combining legal and cultural perspectives and supported by primary documents, Title IX: The Transformation of Sex Discrimination in Education offers a balanced and insightful narrative of interest to anyone studying the history of sex discrimination, educational policy, and the law in the contemporary United States.
Call Number: MON LC212.862 .B87 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-10
Video Games and the Law by Elizabeth Townsend Gard; W. Ronald GardThe video game industry is big business, not only in terms of the substantial revenue generated through retail sales of games themselves, but also in terms of the size and value of parallel and secondary markets. Consider any popular video game today, and you most likely are looking at a franchise that includes not only the game itself and all of its variants but also toys, books, movies, and more, with legions of fans that interact with the industry in myriad ways. Surveying the legal landscape of this emergent industry, Ron Gard and Elizabeth Townsend-Gard shed light on the many important topics where law is playing an important role. In examining these issues, Video Games and the Law is both a legal and a cultural look at the development of the video game industry and the role that law has played so far in this industry's ability to thrive and grow.