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Courses|College of Law

Sports Law

Call Number: 18361
Course Number: 6910-04
Professor: Jerry Parkinson
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Fall
Required:
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: This course will examine selected topics related to sports law. The professor will focus on legal issues related primarily to interscholastic, intercollegiate, and other amateur sports (including quasi-amateur Olympic sports). Students will have the opportunity to learn about legal issues surrounding professional sports through student presentations.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Course will meet once a week for an hour and 40 minutes. Class sessions will involve primarily discussion, with either the professor or a student leading class discussion. During the latter weeks of the course, students will make class presentations on their paper topics.
Written Assignments: As a seminar, this course will require a thoroughly researched and well-written paper of at least 15 pages.
Type of Exam: None
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Students will be graded 75% for their paper and 25% for class participation, broadly defined to include attendance, contributions to class discussion, and student presentation of paper topic.
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