Resources for Teaching Sports Law
This page is for the benefit of law professors (full time and adjunct practitioners) and their students. The goal is, over time, to develop this site as a resource for syllabi, course content, and how to teach or explain major cases. In addition, when the Institute is able to post discussions or content on its Topical Discussion page, we’ll provide suggestions for how to integrate this material into class.
The link here is to powerpoint presentations for a 3-hour class (28 75-minute sessions), based on the Sports and the Law (Thomson/West 4th ed. 2010) book I’ve co-authored with Paul Weiler, Gary Roberts, and Roger Abrams. In addition, the following links are to handouts supplementing or updating the material in the Sports and the Law text:
#1 — Note on Waiver and Option Rules (see p 11 of Text)
#2 — Data on MLB Revenue Sharing (see pp 182-88 of Text)
#3 — Note on the Rule 5 Draft (see pp 172-76 of Text)
#4 — Excerpt from Brady v. NFL (8th Cir. 2011) (after p 255 of Text)
#5 — Additional Notes on Sports Bankruptcy (after p 629 of Text)
#6 — Note on Solutions to Entry and Expansion in Monopoly Sports Leagues (see pp 635-40 of Text)
Although we were unable to prepare a full supplement for 2013-14, we do have a few topical updates regarding developments that occurred since publication of the 4th edition of Sports and the Law:
A) Update on the Buckeyes scandal (with Caitlin DeFusco)
B) Update on the Dodgers bankruptcy (with Chelsea Kearney)
C) Update on drug testing developments (with Chelsea Kearney)
D) Update on discipline for off-field misconduct (with Chelsea Kearney)
A useful link for a general overview of developments, presented at the Sports Lawyers Association May 2012 meeting by Prof. Gabriel Feldman of Tulane, can be found here.
We hope you find these materials helpful. Please e-mail comments, or share your syllabus, by contacting Steve Ross at email@example.com.