Higher Education

Sports Law, 1st Edition

  • Adam Epstein Central Michigan University
  • ISBN-10: 1111971668  |  ISBN-13: 9781111971663
  • 496 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.00
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 12 chapters governing major categories of sports law.
  • History of the NCAA and exploration of relevant bylaws where appropriate throughout the text.
  • Presentation of latest issues involving professional labor relations.
  • Provides impact cases involving Andy Oliver, Jeremy Bloom, Jim O'Brien and others.
  • Offers succinct discussion of major clauses found in sports contracts.
  • Written for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provides comprehensive reference list for additional research and discussion.
  • End of Chapter Discussion and Review Questions.
  • Same-page definitions for clarity.

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Sports Agents.
2. Sports Contracts.
3. Sports Torts.
4. Sports Crimes.
5. Title IX and Gender Issues.
6. Disabilities and Sports.
7. Drugs and Sports.
8. International Sports Issues.
9. Antitrust and Labor Issues in Sports.
10. Intellectual Property Issues in Sports.
11. Alternative Dispute Resolution.
12. Religion and Sports.
Appendix A: Internet Resources.
Glossary.
Index.

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Student Supplements

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Adam Epstein

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.