Essentials of Sports Law / Edition 4

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Wong provides a comprehensive review of the various sports law issues facing professional,intercollegiate, Olympic, high school, youth, and adult recreational sports. Major topics include tort liability, contracts/waivers, antitrust law, labor law, constitutional law, gender discrimination, drug testing, intellectual property law, broadcasting laws pertaining to sports agents, business and employment law, internet gambling, and athletes with disabilities.

Discussions of legal concepts are supplemented with summaries and excerpts from hundreds of actual sports cases. Wong cites a variety of books, law review articles, newspaper articles, and Web links for those requiring further information on particular topics. This text-professional guide serves as an invaluable resource to those involved, or studying to become involved, in the vast industry of sports, including attorneys and agents, high school and college athletic administrators, coaches, athletes, labor negotiators, front-office employees, mponsors, marketers, referees and officials, facility managers, event managers, product manufacturers, and others.

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Providing current, accurate information in a comprehensible, minimal-jargon manner, attorney Wong (sports management, Univ. of Massachusetts) reviews for laypersons and legal professionals the U.S. legal system and sports industry from high school through professional sports. The majority of the book concentrates on the relationship between the sports industry and the law. Topics include tort, contract, agency, constitutional, business, antitrust, labor, and criminal law plus drug testing, intellectual property, multimedia, and discrimination. Any legalese is defined within the text or included in the glossary. End notes clarify a statement, provide a traditional end note reference, or summarize a case key to the point under discussion. Not all end notes are referenced within the text. Charts, graphs, and cross-references appear throughout the text, as does an occasional case study and portions of sample forms and contracts. The case index is especially helpful. BOTTOM LINE More detailed than Walter T. Champion's Sports Law in a Nutshell (4th ed., Thomson/West, 2009) and more general than Gary A. Uberstine's four-volume Law of Professional and Amateur Sports (West, 2010). Highly recommended for law libraries and libraries supporting amateur and professional sports programs, sports administrators, and sports education curriculum.—Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313356759
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 899
  • Sales rank: 232,887
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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