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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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LEGAL 164 - Sports Law and Issues of Diversity

5 Credits
From a global perspective, this course will look at contemporary and historical sports law issues with respect to race, gender, religion, disability and civil rights. The topics will focus on the impact of substantive and procedural laws with respect to: 1) Local, regional, global and socioeconomic integration and interdependence as dictated by sports law, 2) Societal/cultural group contributions to legal theory or systems as they impact professional, collegiate and amateur sports, 3) Institutional oppression and dominant group privilege as dictated by sports law and policy, 4) Prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination and its influence and impact on sports law, 5) The social construction of law and its intersection with sports, 6) Skills for confronting biased treatment and advocating for justice through professional and amateur sports, 7) Dynamics of intercultural or intersocietal conflict and conflict resolution in the dynamics of sports and sports law.

Course Note cross list with DGS 164

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Paralegal students, students interested in law and justice, students needing DG requirement
Active Date 20200330T21:15:49

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism

ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
Course outline will follow the evolution and prospective change of sports law in the United States and will always consider legal issues of globalism and/or diversity with a focus on at least two of the categories set out in the course content above. The general outline of the course will consider: I. An overview of the legal system II. The law of agents and issues related to the impact of race, class, gender on those relationships III. The law of contracts in the context of sports IV. The law of torts in the context of sports V. Criminal law in the context of sports and issues related to the impact of race, class and gender VI. Antitrust and labor law and how it has impacted matters of race and class in professional sports VII. Disability law in sports VIII. Freedom of religion in sports IX. Other civil rights issues in sports

Student Learning Outcomes
Effectively analyze the effects of major substantive sports related U.S. laws on race, gender, culture and human rights issues from a global perspective

Effectively analyze key developments in the history of sports related law and their impact on race, gender culture and human rights issues.

Effectively analyze key dynamics of intercultural and inter-societal conflict and conflict resolution in the sports industry

Articulate important impacts, and limitations, of sports related law on issues of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination at a community level.

Correctly describe essential paralegal duties in the sports law industry

Demonstrate effective skill in analyzing and applying essential legal authorities to hypothetical client fact paterns and communicating the analysis to other legal professionals

Articulate a global perspective to issues of race, gender, culture and human rights

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