Course Description:

SMGT 423/523 SPORT LAW (Three Hours) Students will be familiar with the legal concepts in those areas that are most prone to litigation. This course specifically introduces the student to the legal system by focusing on the concepts of tort law, product liability, constitutional law, contract law, labor-antitrust law and statutory law as they relate to the sport professions. The course will consider the intellectual property rights of the individual, and emphasize liability-related issues as they impact sport administrators and teachers/coaches of physical activity and sport. Additional work will be required for those wishing to obtain graduate level credit. Satisfies three of the twelve hours for the Certificate in Sport Management.