Sports Law / Edition 1by Adam Epstein
Pub. Date: 11/27/2002
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This text introduces and builds upon the relationship between law and sports for undergraduate students and persons who may not have a background in law. Unlike other sports law texts, it focuses on teaching the fundamentals and provides real-world insights rather than offering cases with little substance. The book is well-organized and helps students not only
This text introduces and builds upon the relationship between law and sports for undergraduate students and persons who may not have a background in law. Unlike other sports law texts, it focuses on teaching the fundamentals and provides real-world insights rather than offering cases with little substance. The book is well-organized and helps students not only understand the legal issues facing many players in the sports industry, but how to pursue involvement as a professional. With numerous Web sites and other references, students can conduct further research in specific areas. Many recent cases are also presented to help students discern the latest judicial analyses in this fascinating study of sports law.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Sports Agents. Chapter 2: Sports Contracts. Chapter 3: Sports Torts. Chapter 4: Sports Crimes. Chapter 5: Title IX and other Womens Issues. Chapter 6: Disabilities and Sports. Chapter 7: Drugs and Sports. Chapter 8: International Sports Issues. Chapter 9: Antitrust and Labor Issues in Sports. Chapter 10: Intellectual Property Issues in Sports. Chapter 11: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sports. Chapter 12: Religion and Sports
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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.
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.
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.