Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

International Sports Law

656 | 3.0 credits


This course surveys current legal issues relating to the global sports industries, with a special emphasis on North American labor and antitrust issues and on sports in the European Union. Among the topics to be studied are: the nature of the sports industries; sports law as a distinctive discipline of study; the business structures of team versus individual sports; collective bargaining and the role of unions; antitrust regulation and its exemptions; player transfers; professionalism versus amateurism, particularly in the Olympics; cheating, including the use of performance-enhancing substances; status discrimination; licensing of international broadcasting rights; international merchandising; effective sports governance; and dispute resolution by national courts and the international Court of Arbitration for Sport.