Professional Sports Law & Policy

  • intellectual property
  • League commissioner
  • rule of reason
  • players association
  • single entity
  • labor exemption
  • arbitration
  • collective bargaining
  • agents
  • baseball exemption

Learn to:


  1. Identify the powers of a league commissioner

  2. Design sports contracts in light of relevant labor law considerations

  3. Analyze the implications of antitrust law for decisions about leagues’ membership or franchise location


This course examines legal and regulatory issues related to all aspects of professional sports.  Topics include league structure and governance, the powers of league commissioners, league membership, regulation of agents, labor law issues in professional sports, antitrust law as applied to professional sports, intellectual property in professional sports, and media issues related to professional sports.

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