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Sports and the Law: Text, Cases and Problems (American Casebook Series) by Paul Weiler,Gary Roberts,Roger Abrams,Stephen Ross
ISBN: 0314199861
ISBN13: 978-0314199867
Author: Paul Weiler,Gary Roberts,Roger Abrams,Stephen Ross
Book title: Sports and the Law: Text, Cases and Problems (American Casebook Series)
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Pages: 1223 pages
Publisher: West Academic Publishing; 4 edition (October 14, 2010)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1632 kb
Size ePub version: 1967 kb
Size fb2 version: 1350 kb
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This casebook introduces students to the fundamentals of labor, antitrust, and intellectual property law as applied in the professional and amateur sporting industries. It covers the unique office of the league commissioner; the contract, antitrust, and labor law dimensions of the player-labor market; the peculiar institution of the player agent in a unionized industry; the economic and legal implications of agreements among league owners and responses to rival leagues; the system of commercialized college athletics governed by the NCAA and how law impacts individual sports like golf, tennis and boxing; as well as the structure and operation of international Olympic sports. It also covers issues of statutory interpretation, administrative law, and torts before a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, agencies, and arbitration. The new edition updates material on the business of sports with the latest antitrust, preemption, drug testing and labor relations cases.

Books reviews
The majority of this textbook discusses the approach of the major sports leagues to labor and anti-trust disputes, and as such, it throws a lot of anti-trust cases at you, regardless of whether or not you have the background. If you haven't taken anti-trust in law school yet, this book may demand a lot from you and it will be a challenge to keep up. That said, it does a decent job of compiling all the important cases that address this area of law.
As described. .. very good seller.
I had the good fortune of taking Sports Law with Professor Ross himself but this textbook is extremely well written. It does a great job of appeasing both academic scholars and avid Sports Fans who are probably taking the class because it sounds interesting by including relevant "Sportscenter-esque" stories that will make you recall back to the major developments from your childhood. It often feels like law school courses are very academic in that you don't know how you would apply these concepts to real life, but this textbook does a great job in helping Students to understand the basics of a lot of different areas of the law (antitrust, labor, etc.) and understand how they might be used in a real situation. I'd highly recommend the book.
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