Essentials of Sports Law

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Law - 899 pages
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In this thoroughly revised Fourth Edition, Glenn Wong provides a comprehensive review of the various sports law issues facing professional, intercollegiate, Olympic, high school, youth, and adult recreational sports. Major topics include tort liability, contracts/waivers, antitrust law, labor law, constitutional law, gender discrimination, drug testing, intellectual property law, broadcasting laws pertaining to sports agents, business and employment law, Internet gambling, and athletes with disabilities. Significant additions here include new court decisions, agreements (contracts and collective bargaining agreements), and legislation (federal, state, association, and institutional rules and regulations). Discussions of legal concepts are supplemented with summaries and excerpts from hundreds of actual sports cases. Wong cites a variety of books, law review articles, newspaper articles, and Web links for those requiring further information on particular topics. This text-professional guide serves as an invaluable resource to those involved, or studying to become involved, in the vast industry of sports.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2 The Court and Legal System in the United States
39
CHAPTER 3 Legal Principles in Tort Law
63
CHAPTER 4 Application of Tort Law to Sports
105
CHAPTER 5 Athletic Associations
157
CHAPTER 6 The Athlete and Constitutional Law
213
CHAPTER 7 Drug Testing and Policies
275
CHAPTER 8 Gender Discrimination in Athletics
315
CHAPTER 9 Contract Law
369
CHAPTER 12 Agency Law
573
CHAPTER 13 Intellectual Property Law
663
CHAPTER 14 Broadcasting and Multimedia
707
CHAPTER 15 Business Law Business Structures Tax Laws and Employment Law
745
CHAPTER 16 Additional Legal Concerns
785
Glossary of Legal and Sports Terms
827
Essentials of Sports Law Case Index Sorted Alphabetically by Plaintiff
855
Index
885

CHAPTER 10 Antitrust Law
451
CHAPTER 11 Labor Law
513

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About the author (2010)

Glenn M. Wong is an attorney and a professor in the Sport Management Program in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Wong specializes in sport law and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association - the largest and most prestigious sports law organization in the world. He is the author of over 100 articles, several book chapters, and several books. His first non-sports law book, Sport Management Careers is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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