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Spring 2022
5256 Sports Law - COOPER- 24856

Professor(s): Brian Cooper (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  TH  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: The course examines a wide range of amateur and professional sports topics, including the athlete/agent relationship, contracts, commissioner powers and league governance, gender discrimination and Title IX, stadium and spectator liabilities, anti-trust, labor and employment issues, intellectual property and licensing, constitutional law, and ethics. Skills focus on contract development, negotiation, dispute resolution and writing.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/14/22

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/10 6pm - 8pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (10/24/2021 12:52:19 PM)

Book(s) Required

Sports Law, 9th ed 2020
ISBN: 9781531017071

Supplements: There may be periodic handouts of other required readings that will be distributed in class for your use.