Course Description for Sport Law
Description: This course is designed to be an overview of the legal issues most often encountered in sport and physical activity. The course content will include an emphasis on tort, contract, and selected areas of constitutional, statutory, contract, labor, and commercial law. Students will become aware of the rights of participants, athletes, coaches, managers, teachers, referees and others engaged in amateur and professional sport. Legal issues related to sport clubs, schools and organizations in which the principal events involve physical activity will also be addressed. Precedent-setting court decisions will be explained and will serve as a guide for students in creating risk management systems.