Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW7074
    Sched. No.: 116210374

Professional Sports and the Law
Section 1A
Baumgarten, David
Levinstein, Mark S.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1630-1830 (WB121)
S, 0930-1130 (WB121)

Capacity:20 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:14 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: This course meets on Friday/Saturday combinations on the following dates: January 30, February 5-6, February 19-20, March 4-5, March 25-26, April 8-9, and April 15.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the application of various legal disciplines to the business of professional sports. Topics will include professional sports league commissioners’ scope of authority; contract law (formation, enforcement, and interpretation); antitrust issues (the development of the baseball and non-statutory labor exemptions, and player and intra-league restraints); labor law (application of CBAs and player grievances); the duties and regulation of agents; and athletes’, teams’, and leagues’ intellectual property rights. Several guest speakers—attorneys practicing in the professional sports industry—will lead class discussions, schedule permitting.

The course will be taught by Mark Levinstein and David Baumgarten, litigators at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Mr. Levinstein has delivered guest lectures on antitrust issues as part of the Professional Sports & the Law course at the Virginia Law School each year for more than a decade, and Mr. Baumgarten has co-taught the course with Donald Dell for the past four years.

STATUS PREREQUISITE: 2nd- or 3rd-year or LLM status

Course Requirement:Flex examination at end of semester. Attendance and class participation will also be considered in determining final grades.