Determining when the first person in the sport industry entered into an agency relationship is impossible. A clearer historical record can be established related to player agents. The first well-known player to hire an agent to represent him in contract negotiations was early football star Red Grange.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, few athletes at the high school or university level were female. Women who participated received little support from athletic department budgets. With the enactment of Title IX, women began to see exponential gains in athletic participation at the high school and university levels.
Introduction to Sport Law With Case Studies in Sport Law, Second
Edition, uses an accessible, jargon-free approach to fundamental
legal issues in sport law, including liability issues, protecting legal
rights, and managing risk.
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Introduction to Sport Law With Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, provides students with comprehensive information on the fundamental legal issues in sport and sport management using a jargon-free approach that is accessible to readers with little or no legal background. The content covers legal and management matters most commonly found in sport management, including liability issues, protecting the legal rights of athletes and employees, and managing legal risk. These texts contain straightforward examples and case studies that deliver timely information to ground sport law theory in practical applications.
Fully updated and expanded, Introduction to Sport Law, Second Edition, helps students understand the types of law that are most relevant to sport management professionals. New references and updated court cases throughout the text allow students to see laws and issues from a contemporary point of view to further their comprehension. A new chapter on labor law adds a current perspective for students and sport management professionals.
Introduction to Sport Law, Second Edition, is organized in a progressive way that takes into account all law categories relevant to sport management. The text presents an overview of the United States legal system, including the court system, the various types of law, and legal resources. It then explores important topics, including labor law, risk management, employment law, gender equity, intellectual property, agency law, tort law, constitutional law, antitrust law, and contract law.
Each chapter provides students with unique insight on the law at hand, examining its relevance from the perspective of both sport management and law professionals, and provides an understanding of its real-world application. Objectives and a glossary of terms to assist students with comprehension and knowledge retention are included in each chapter, and many examples are used to assist in grounding the theory. In the Courtroom sidebars present discussion questions, comprehension checks, and applied perspectives, while Moot Court Cases give students an opportunity to debate hypothetical scenarios and apply principles that they have recently learned to conceptualize the technicalities of sport law.
Students also gain access to the e-book Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, by Andrew T. Pittman, John O. Spengler, and Sarah J. Young. This companion resource features abridged versions of 87 court cases that represent many of the multifaceted aspects of sport law, including antitrust law, constitutional law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property, products liability, statutory law, Title IX, and tort law. The relevant cases are noted in each chapter of the text and are followed by review questions that can test student comprehension, be used for review, and prompt in-class discussions. Instructors will find answers to these review questions in the instructor guide, along with a test package and presentation package to assist with course preparation.
Introduction to Sport Law With Cases Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive examination of legal issues in sport. Through its focus on legal concepts with direct application to the sport manager’s role and a presentation devoid of legalese, this text provides readers with the information they need in order to feel confident with the fundamentals of sport law.
Chapter 1. U.S. Legal System
Sources of U.S. Law
U.S. Court System
Types of U.S. Law
Chapter 2. Tort Law and Product Liability
Chapter 3. Risk Management
Perspectives on Approaching Risk Management
Risk Management Process
Chapter 4. Agency Law
Principals of Agency Law
Regulation of Athlete Agents
Chapter 5. Contract Law
Basics of Contract Law
Contract Law Issues
Chapter 6. Employment Law
Federal Employment Laws
Chapter 7. Constitutional Law
Chapter 8. Gender Equity
Chapter 9. Intellectual Property Law
Right of Publicity
Chapter 10. Antitrust Law
Federal Antitrust Laws
Application to Professional Team Sports
Application to Individual Performer Sports
Application to University Sports
Chapter 11. Labor Law
Alicia Jessop, JD
About the Author
A textbook for undergraduate courses in sport law. A reference for
libraries; sport administrators; sport officials; event, facility, and
sport managers; and paralegals researching legal issues in sport.
John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is a professor and director of the
University of Florida’s Sport Policy and Research Collaborative.
Spengler received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his
law degree from the University of Toledo, and his PhD from Indiana
University. His research focuses on legal and policy issues relevant to
sport and recreation, obesity prevention and physical activity, and
structural environmental factors (social and physical) that influence
health. Spengler’s research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation to study policies relevant to improving opportunities for
physical activity. He is a volunteer with the American Heart
Association, where his research has informed AHA policy and advocacy
efforts at the state and national level to improve community health
through physical activity.
Spengler’s work has been published in numerous journals, books, and
commissioned research papers and presented through webinars, panels, and
professional presentations. He serves on the advisory board of the Aspen
Institute’s Project Play and Physical Literacy Working Group and has
served as president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association,
associate editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, and a
board member for SHAPE America. Honors include selection as a University
of Florida Research Foundation professor in recognition of research and
scholarly achievements and two-time UF College of Health and Human
Performance Teacher of the Year. He also received the Fame for Fitness
Award from the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his work on
childhood obesity prevention, the University of Toledo School of Law
Order of the Coif Jurisprudence Award, and SHAPE America’s Distinguished
Scholar award. He is a research fellow for both the SHAPE America
Research Consortium and the Sport and Recreation Law Association.
Spengler resides in Gainesville, Florida. He enjoys sports and outdoor
Paul M. Anderson, JD, is the associate director of the National
Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. He is also associate director and professor in the sport law
program at Marquette University Law School, the most comprehensive and
advanced sport law program in the world. He has taught, written, and
consulted on all areas of sport law for the past two decades.
As part of his role in the National Sports Law Institute, Anderson
researches all areas of sport law and coordinates multiple publications
for the sport industry, including annual surveys devoted to developments
in the field. He has written numerous books, book chapters, articles,
and other publications related to various areas of sport law. In his law
practice, Anderson has represented many clients in the sport industry.
Anderson is co-faculty advisor to the Marquette Sports Law Review,
former editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, and
managing editor of the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. He is
a reviewer for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Communication
and Sport, and International Sports Law Journal. He is past
chair of the Sports and Entertainment Law section of the State Bar of
Wisconsin. Anderson is a member of the Sport and Recreation Law
Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, American Bar Association’s
Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, and the International
Association of Sports Law.
In 2008, Anderson received the Faculty Advisor of the Year Award from
the Marquette Moot Court Association. He also received the President’s
Award from the Sport and Recreation Law Association in 2005 and was
awarded the Sports Law Alumnus of the Year Award from the Sports Law
Alumni Association of Marquette University Law School in 2003. In 2002
he received a Leadership Award from the Society for the Study of the
Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity.
In his free time, Anderson enjoys reading science fiction, writing, and
watching and participating in various sports. He and his wife and
daughters reside in Milwaukee.
Daniel P. Connaughton, EdD, is a professor in the sport
management program and an associate dean in the College of Health and
Human Performance at the University of Florida. His teaching and
research are focused on the study of law and risk management in sport
and physical activity programs.
A frequent conference presenter and author of many publications,
Connaughton has received several teaching and research awards. The
American Heart Association has funded his research investigating
implementation constraints and risk management practices related to
automated external defibrillators in sport and recreation programs.
Since 2008 he has served as the principal investigator of the Bicycle
Safety and Risk Management Project, which is funded by the Florida
Department of Transportation Safety Office. Connaughton is a research
fellow with the Sport and Recreation Law Association and Research
Consortium of SHAPE America.
With an educational background in exercise and sport sciences,
Connaughton also holds advanced degrees in recreation administration
(University of Florida), physical education (Bridgewater State College),
and sport management (Florida State University). Connaughton has held
management positions in campus and public recreation departments,
aquatic facilities, and health and fitness programs. He holds several
professional certifications and frequently serves as a consultant and
expert witness in sport and physical activity–related lawsuits.
In his free time, Connaughton enjoys cycling, running, and traveling. He
resides in Gainesville.
Thomas A. Baker III, JD, PhD, is a commercial litigator turned
associate professor in the sport management and policy program at the
University of Georgia. He conducts research in sport management that
focuses on the application of the law to sport. Within that focus he
specializes in how commercial laws influence sport marketing, such as
legal issues concerning brand management and the use of social media in
sport marketing. Additionally, he conducts risk management research
focused on preventing sexual abuse in sport, and terrorism management at
sports facilities. He is also editor in chief of the Journal of Legal
Aspects of Sport. Dr. Baker received his PhD in sport management
from the University of Florida, where he was a Dr. Charles W. LaPradd
PhD fellow and earned the Clifford A. Boyd Graduate Scholarship Award
and the Norma M. Leavitt Scholarship. He earned his JD from Loyola
University New Orleans School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10
percent of his class (cum laude) earning the distinction of William L.
Crowe Sr. Scholar.
Instructor guide. Includes chapter overviews, sample discussion questions, and explanations on using the Moot Court Cases found throughout the text, helping instructors engage students and encourage critical thinking. Also included are guidelines for incorporating the myriad court cases in the companion e-book, Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, by Andrew T. Pittman, John O. Spengler, and Sarah J. Young, allowing students to examine real-world applications of theories and ideas throughout the text. In addition, instructors will have access to a second instructor guide specifically created for Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, which includes answers to review questions found throughout the supplementary text.
Test package. Includes more than 150 questions in essay and multiple-choice formats, assisting instructors in test and exam preparation. Instructors can alter tests and questions to easily fit their syllabus and course goals.
Presentation Package Includes more than 200 PowerPoint slides that can be used in classroom lectures or printed to be distributed as handouts. Slides can be rearranged, edited, and incorporated into other presentations as well as searched for content based on key words.
The presentation package is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-1321-6