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Case Studies in Sport Law 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Case Studies in Sport Law 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Case Studies in Sport Law, Second Edition, provides students with specific examples and perspectives of some of the most significant cases in sport law in an accessible tone that is free of legal jargon. The text is an ideal companion for non-law students who are seeking clarity and context for legal issues commonly encountered in sport management and sport law settings. The 87 cases provide real-life applications for students and scholars of sport management.

This updated second edition of Case Studies in Sport Law contains one new case study to provide a more contemporary example while maintaining the most significant precedent cases. The text is easily incorporated as a supplement to course studies, especially for its recommended companion text, Introduction to Sport Law, Second Edition. These two texts were designed with the other in mind, and the structures match each other in order of topics presented so that students can easily cross-reference the two to obtain the best understanding of sport law.

The 87 cases in Case Studies in Sport Law have been carefully curated by a team of experts in the field and represent many of the multifaceted aspects of sport law. Some of the areas covered in the text are school districts, colleges and universities, interscholastic and recreational programs, professional sport franchises, sporting goods manufacturers and trademarks, and governing bodies. This broad approach encourages students to understand the impact of legal issues on the sport industry, including many of the areas that students are hoping to pursue as a career.

Case Studies in Sport Law offers condensed versions of each case as opposed to the full legal proceedings, which enables students to grasp key concepts of the case instead of wading through legal jargon. The cases are divided into the main topics that are most prevalent in sport law courses: agency law, antitrust law, constitutional law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property, labor law, products liability, risk management, statutory law, Title IX, tort law, and the U.S. legal system. This is an easy-to-follow format that allows instructors and readers easy selection of cases based on the topic at hand. In addition to the abridged court cases, each section provides introductory information to prepare students on the type of law that will be examined and key concepts to bear in mind while reading. Further, each case study ends with review questions that can test student comprehension, be used for review, and prompt in-class discussions. Answers to these review questions are in the instructor guide, which is free to course adopters.

Litigation and lawsuits in sport are increasing; therefore, managers and operators must maintain a thorough understanding of legal practices. Case Studies in Sport Law is the ideal text to supplement a sport management or sport law class and bolster student comprehension of sport law issues, and it is a supreme reference in the professional library of all practitioners in college, high school, professional, and recreational sport settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492526117
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrew T. Pittman, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in the HLKN department at Texas A&M University, where he is assistant director of the Sport Management Division. Pittman has authored two other books as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals. He is a frequent presenter at conferences from the local to the international levels on topics related to sport law.

Pittman is a member of many organizations, including the Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly AAHPERD), the National Sports Law Institute, the North American Society for Sport Management, the Sports Lawyers Association, and the Sport and Recreation Law Association.

John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is a professor and director of the University of Florida’s Sport Policy and Research Collaborative. Spengler received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his law degree from the University of Toledo, and his PhD from Indiana University. His research focuses on legal and policy issues relevant to sport and recreation, obesity prevention and physical activity, and structural environmental factors (social and physical) that influence health. Spengler’s research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study policies relevant to improving opportunities for physical activity. He is a volunteer with the American Heart Association, where his research has informed AHA policy and advocacy efforts at the state and national level to improve community health through physical activity. 

Spengler’s work has been published in numerous journals, books, and commissioned research papers and presented through webinars, panels, and professional presentations. He serves on the advisory board of the Aspen Institute’s Project Play and Physical Literacy Working Group and has served as president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, associate editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, and a board member for SHAPE America. Honors include selection as a University of Florida Research Foundation professor in recognition of research and scholarly achievements and two-time UF College of Health and Human Performance Teacher of the Year. He also received the Fame for Fitness Award from the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his work on childhood obesity prevention, the University of Toledo School of Law Order of the Coif Jurisprudence Award, and SHAPE America’s Distinguished Scholar award. He is a research fellow for both the SHAPE America Research Consortium and the Sport and Recreation Law Association.

Spengler resides in Gainesville, FL. He enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

Sarah J. Young, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She has more than a decade of experience in administering and programming campus intramural sport programs and teaches legal aspects courses to undergraduate and graduate students in sport and recreation. Young has published numerous articles and book chapters in sport and recreation publications and has given more than 50 presentations at professional conferences. She is a member of the Sport and Recreation Law Association, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, and the National Recreation and Park Association.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. U.S. Legal System

Cook v. Colgate University

Sandison v. Michigan High School Athletic Association, Inc.

Chapter 2. Tort Law and Product Liability

Averill, Jr. v. Luttrell

Baugh v. Redmond

Benjamin v. State

Byrns v. Riddell, Inc.

Crawn v. Campo

DeMauro v. Tusculum College, Inc.

Dilger v. Moyles

Dotzler v. Tuttle

Dudley Sports Co. v. Schmitt

Eddy v. Syracuse University

Everett v. Bucky Warren, Inc.

Filler v. Rayex Corporation

Foster v. Board of Trustees of Butler County Community College

Friedman v. Houston Sports Association

Gehling v. St. George’s University School of Medicine, Ltd.

Gillespie v. Southern Utah State College

Hanson v. Kynast

Hauter v. Zogarts

Hayden v. University of Notre Dame

Hemphill v. Sayers

Jaworski v. Kiernan

Knight v. Jewett

Lofy v. Joint School Dist. #2, City of Cumberland

Lowe v. California League of Professional Baseball

Miller v. United States

Nabozny v. Barnhill

Pell v. Victor J. Andrew High School

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. v. Daniels

Rispone v. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Sallis v. City of Bossier City

Schiffman v. Spring

Vargo v. Svitchan

Chapter 3. Risk Management

Bearman v. University of Notre Dame

Kleinknecht v. Gettysburg College

Maussner v. Atlantic City Country Club, Inc.

Mogabgab v. Orleans Parish School Board

Chapter 4. Agency Law

Banks v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

Chapter 5. Contract Law

Monson v. State

Rodgers v. Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Taylor v. Wake Forest University

Vanderbilt University v. DiNardo

Chapter 6. Employment Law

Burkey v. Marshall County Bd. of Education

Hegener v. Board of Education of City of Chicago

Moore v. University of Notre Dame

Perdue v. City University of New York

Stanley v. University of Southern California

Chapter 7. Constitutional Law

Blair v. Washington State University

Denis J. O’Connell High School v. The Virginia High School League

Doe v. Taylor Independent School District

Hall v. The University of Minnesota

Hill v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

Jager v. Douglas County School District

Menora v. Illinois High School Association

National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Tarkanian

Palmer v. Merluzzi

Schaill v. Tippecanoe County School Corporation

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

University of Colorado v. Derdeyn

Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton

Chapter 8. Gender Equity

Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education

Favia v. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools

Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District

Jackson v. Birmingham Bd. of Ed.

Kelley v. Board of Trustees

Roberts v. Colorado State Board of Agriculture

Chapter 9. Intellectual Property

Boston Athletic Association v. Sullivan

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Inc. v. Pussycat Cinema, Ltd.

Lyons Partnership v. Giannoulas

National Football League v. McBee & Bruno’s, Inc.

San Francisco Arts & Athletics, Inc. v. United States Olympic Committee

University of Pittsburgh v. Champion Products, Inc.

Chapter 10. Antitrust Law

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership v. National Basketball Association

Flood v. Kuhn

Law v. NCAA

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League

National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma

Smith v. Pro Football, Inc.

Chapter 11. Labor Law

Brown v. Pro Football, Inc.

Chapter 12. Statutory Law

Bunger v. Iowa High School Athletic Association

Concerned Parents to Save Dreher Park Center v. City of West Palm Beach

DeFrantz v. United States Olympic Committee

Faragher v. City of Boca Raton

Pottgen v. The Missouri State High School Activities Association


A supplemental text for undergraduate or graduate students in sport law courses in sport management, physical education, or recreation curriculums; a reference for libraries, sport officials, and paralegals.

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