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(EXS 458) International Sport and Law

An in-depth study of the legal liability, risk, and insurance management responsibilities of professionals in physical education and its related fields. Emphasis will be placed on a basic understanding of legal terminology, case research, and experiential learning through most situational encounters.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Junior or Senior Status
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

  1. This course will include a presentation of the basic legal system, its terminology, and principles as applied to professional and amateur sports. Emphasis on identifying and analyzing legal issues, the ramifications of those issues, and the means of limiting the liability of sport organizations.
  2. Sports law as a discipline cuts across a number of areas of law such as contract law, employment law, competition law, intellectual property, criminal law and tort law. In addition, there are a number of areas of law which are specific to sport such as anti-doping policy, sports disciplinary issues and selection processes.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of these concepts through written examination, class presentation (oral), and interactive discussion.