Amateur Sport Law

Law 506






Sport is the 4th largest industry in the United States. Although most media attention is focused on professional sport, participation in recreational, school based and amateur sport is astronomically greater. Students will learn about the governance structures for high school, collegiate, and international/Olympic sport, and the interplay between organizational regulatory authority and law. Legal issues related to amateur and Olympic sport are unique and encompass constitutional law, law of private associations, contracts and torts. Legislation and administrative agency regulation are also discussed.

Complements LAW 200 Sports Law which has a professional sport focus.
Also relates to Higher Education Law and Education Law courses.


B. Osborne

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