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Spring 2023

6307 Sports Law - COOPER- 23959

Professor(s): Brian Cooper (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location: 312 

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

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, 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: 05/11 9am-12pm  312    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Plus supplemental materials

Sports Law, 9th ed, 2020
ISBN: 978-1531017071