Professional Sports and the Law

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 20/30
Credits: 2
Day Date Time Room
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  • 01/28/2022
  • 01/29/2022
  • 02/11/2022
  • 02/12/2022
  • 02/25/2022
  • 02/26/2022
  • 03/18/2022
  • 03/19/2022
  • 04/01/2022
  • 04/02/2022
  • 04/15/2022
  • 04/16/2022
  • 1630-1830
  • 0930-1130
  • 1630-1830
  • 0930-1130
  • 1630-1830
  • 0930-1130
  • 1630-1830
  • 0930-1130
  • 1630-1830
  • 0930-1130
  • 1630-1830
  • 0930-1130
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Course Description

The Professional Sports and the Law course explores the relationship between various legal disciplines and the business of professional sports. Course topics include: league commissioners' scope of authority; player discipline and grievances; antitrust (the development of the baseball and labor exemptions, and an overview of player restraints (drafts, restrictions on free agency, discipline, etc.) and disputes both between leagues and among the teams in a league; contracts (including Collective Bargaining Agreements with and without salary caps and uniform player contracts) and contract negotiation; duties and regulations of agents; and athletes', teams', and leagues' intellectual property rights. Additional guest speaker(s) (sports attorneys and/or sports business personnel) may also visit the class, schedule permitting.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex with Paper Option
Description: Flex exam at end of semester, with a paper option in lieu of exam due via EXPO. The paper submission deadline is the last day of the exam period at noon (EST).

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
122217967
Law No.
LAW7074
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Employment and Labor Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 15, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM
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