SMGT 6020 Sport Law and Risk Management

This course covers areas of sports law by reviewing specific cases, instances, or developing issues in the world of sports related to negligence, torts, risk management, contracts, anti-discrimination, constitutional law, anti-trust, labor law, and collective bargaining agreements, which come up at all levels, from youth sports to the professional levels.  The paper for this course will be a topic related to a current sports law issue such as extending nets in baseball stadiums; discrimination suits in soccer; paying college student-athletes for likeness rights; and many other topics from which a student may choose. Students will be able to recognize issues and regulations in the sports world to look for risk management and development of helping their organization avoid potential issues.


3 credits

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Admission to the MSM program or permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator