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Sports Law by Adam Epstein brings the multi-billion dollar business of sport to the classroom. Epstein's book delves into the world of interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional athletics by exploring various categories of law and its relationship to sport. In addition to providing an examination of the history of the NCAA, this textbook examines relevant NCAA cases along with excerpts from the most recent NCAA bylaws in chapters throughout the book. This aspect of the text is particularly helpful for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in college sports. The book begins with an examination of the most current cases and regulations governing sports agents and how such individuals have helped to shape the sport business. The author also provides the best discussion on the importance and role of contracts in the sports industry with an exploration of various sports contracts and special contract clauses. Along with the aforementioned topics, Sports Law dives into other important legal topics in the sports industry including torts, crimes, Title IX and gender issues, social media concerns, disability issues, antitrust and labor issues involving leagues and their player associations, an examination of international issues including the Olympic Movement and more. Epstein provides abridged cases involving Andy Oliver, Jeremy Bloom, Coach Jim O'Brien and others. Sports Law brings the dynamic and exciting world of sports law to the undergraduate and graduate student.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766823242
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/27/2002
  • Series: West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,258,665
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Epstein earned his B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Tennessee. He is a professor in the Finance and Law Department in the College of Business at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Epstein has represented numerous professional and Olympic athletes over the years, including several national champions in swimming and triathlon. He has authored several textbooks and has written dozens of articles on business law and sports law and serves on as a reviewer and on the editorial board of several journals.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Sports Law
Ch. 1 Sports Agents 1
Ch. 2 Sports Contracts 33
Ch. 3 Sports Torts 63
Ch. 4 Sports Crimes 87
Ch. 5 Title IX and Other Women's Issues 103
Ch. 6 Disabilities and Sports 127
Ch. 7 Drugs and Sports 163
Ch. 8 International Sports Issues 191
Ch. 9 Antitrust and Labor Issues in Sports 219
Ch. 10 Intellectual Property Issues in Sports 241
Ch. 11 Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sports 257
Ch. 12 Religion and Sports 277
App. A: Internet Resources 285
App. B Amendments to the United States Constitution 289
Glossary 297
Index 305
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003


    I have just began to read this book and I can't stop. The sports world is such a mystery and this book helps me understand it. Most books start out with a warm up of hey this is the law and blah,blah,blah...this books says hello want to be a sports agent right in the first chapter. I have to say this book does not intimidate me as a reader it is more of a guide to sports and the law. A must buy if you are even thinking about becoming a sports agent or sports paralegal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2002

    It's about time

    I have been looking for a textbook in the area of sports law that is not just a bunch of cases thrown together like a puzzle for the reader to piece them together and figure out what it means. For the price, this book is exactly what I have been looking for for years. Don't get me wrong: other books are good, too, but this one is written so well that I did not want to put it down! I can't say that for many-if any-textbooks. I highly recommend this even for someone who does not take a course in the area. If you enjoy sports and legal issues, you will like this production.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2002

    Good for Sports Law Course

    I am a college professor and I have been asked to teach sports law on several occasions to my students. I normally just use a course packet that I put together on my own primarily because other texts are SO costly. This text for the money is the best out there and I will give it a try the next time I teach the course.

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