This course will cover legal issues pertaining to both professional and
amateur team sports. Representative issues include: labor issues; antitrust
issues (including those raised by the collective bargaining process, player
drafts and other player restraints); individual player-club contract issues;
constitutional issues; gender equity issues; and disability discrimination
issues. A limited number of volunteers may be allowed to take one unit of
independent study credit in connection with the course. Those students will
prepare for and conduct a sports related clinical exercise and will write one or
more memos in connection with that exercise. For example, past students have
worked with the General Counsel for the Los Angeles Dodgers and corporate
counsel from Toyota on a mock sponsorship agreement; other students have
conducted a mock NBA salary negotiation with the assistance of the Lakers'
General Manager and an experienced agent. Volunteers will be solicited during
the first class.