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Sport & the law

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Sports Law

Sports Law

Author: Simon Boyes, Urvasi Naidoo Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Long established as the market leading textbook on sports law, this new edition continues to offer a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the legal issues surrounding and governing sport. Alert to the role that sport plays within society throughout, this edition is divided into four core Parts: Governance & Sport, Commercial Regulation, Sports Workplace and Safety in Sport. Written by eminent experts in the field, this book is the go-to resource for academics teaching and researching sports law. The book will use carefully selected extracts to provide students with a contextual understanding of each topic, while offering clear avenues for further reading and research. Sports law is an optional module, which is most commonly taught in the second and third year of the LLB. It is a fast-growing subject, with student numbers averaging around 50 per year. There are also a variety of smaller markets for the textbook, including sport and leisure students, and professionals working in sports law and the wider sports industries. Issues covered in this edition include: A concise discussion of the theoretical understanding of the regulation of sport in the context of its history and culture in the UK The question of nationality, team quotas and the relationship with European employment law EU compaction law interaction with sport under articles 81/82 EU. The World Anti-Doping Agency code in the context of recent and on-going cases analysis of recent Court of Arbitration for Sport jurisprudence The increasing occurrence of ADR mechanisms in resolving sporting disputes An expanded chapter on IP law in sport using London 2012 as a case study issues around the commercialisation of sport Anti-discrimination provisions in sport Greater recourse to law for participant violence within the sporting arena

Sports Law

Sports Law

Author: Simon Gardiner, Simon Boyes, Urvasi Naidoo, John O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Long established as the market leading textbook on sports law, this new edition continues to offer a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the legal issues surrounding and governing sport. Alert to the role that sport plays within society throughout, this edition is divided into four core Parts: Governance & Sport, Commercial Regulation, Sports Workplace and Safety in Sport. Written by eminent experts in the field, this book is the go-to resource for academics teaching and researching sports law. The book will use carefully selected extracts to provide students with a contextual understanding of each topic, while offering clear avenues for further reading and research. Sports law is an optional module, which is most commonly taught in the second and third year of the LLB. It is a fast-growing subject, with student numbers averaging around 50 per year. There are also a variety of smaller markets for the textbook, including sport and leisure students, and professionals working in sports law and the wider sports industries. Issues covered in this edition include: A concise discussion of the theoretical understanding of the regulation of sport in the context of its history and culture in the UK The question of nationality, team quotas and the relationship with European employment law EU compaction law interaction with sport under articles 81/82 EU. The World Anti-Doping Agency code in the context of recent and on-going cases analysis of recent Court of Arbitration for Sport jurisprudence The increasing occurrence of ADR mechanisms in resolving sporting disputes An expanded chapter on IP law in sport using London 2012 as a case study issues around the commercialisation of sport Anti-discrimination provisions in sport Greater recourse to law for participant violence within the sporting arena

Law in Sport Concepts & Cases

Law in Sport Concepts & Cases

Author: Annie Clement, John, JD, PhD Grady Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

This 4th edition uses up-to-date and specific case examples to illustrate laws that apply to sport-related conflict. Throughout this reader-friendly text, students will become familiar with the basics of tort, constitutional, and business law. The new edition includes updated chapters, as well as an entirely new section devoted to risk and disaster management, which covers terrorism, storms, and other unforeseen events. The book also presents detailed analyses of Title IX and NCAA contemporary litigation, and a thorough exploration of gender equity. Law in Sport is a must-read for students interested in pursuing a career in sport management.

7 Foot Man-Eating Chicken

7 Foot Man-Eating Chicken

Author: Keith Glass Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Law of Recreational Boating

Law of Recreational Boating

Author: Eric E. Lenck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2019

Recreational boating presents more than its fair share of legal hazards. An unsuspecting buyer may discover too late that the yacht is encumbered by secret maritime liens incurred by a previous owner. A marine insurer may deny coverage for a total loss based on a seemingly innocent misrepresentation in the insurance application. A boat owner may mistakenly believe that a rescue from a grounding is covered by a prepaid towage plan, when in fact the rescuer will be making a very expensive claim for marine salvage. These and other dilemmas unique to maritime law appear repeatedly in the court decisions relating to recreational boating. This book focuses on those maritime law issues that are most likely to affect the typical recreational boater. It explains the legal concepts in plain language, giving examples from reported cases. Where possible, the author provides practical advice on how to avoid the most-common pitfalls. It is a guide for all those in the recreational boating industry who want a better understanding of maritime law, and even for lawyers looking for a primer in this very specialized area of the law.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport and Its Jurisprudence An Empirical Inquiry into Lex Sportiva

The Court of Arbitration for Sport and Its Jurisprudence An Empirical Inquiry into Lex Sportiva

Author: Johan Lindholm Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2019

This book takes a close look at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), challenging existing claims and answering previously unanswered questions, by considering all of its publicly available decisions, both in its entirety as a body of jurisprudence and on a case-by-case level. It also investigates the actors involved in adjudication before the CAS, both the parties that bring disputes before the CAS and the arbitrators that resolve them, and in so doing establish precedents that govern sports generally. While the book relies upon and includes more traditional legal theory and analysis, it combines this with an empirical analysis of a large portion of the CAS's decisions. Hereby it relies upon and relates to the theory of the development of a transnational legal order in sports, the lex sportiva.The publication is targeted at and will benefit those professionally working in or interested in the fields of sports law, arbitration law, transnational law, or empirical legal studies. Johan Lindholm is a Professor of Law at Umea University in Sweden.

Routledge Handbook of Global Sports Law

Routledge Handbook of Global Sports Law

Author: Simon (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) Gardiner Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2019

The book maps out the contemporary regulatory terrain and connected issues shaping transnational and international sports law. With original papers written by internationally recognised experts in the field the volume is a landmark contribution to the scholarly, regulatory and judicial analysis of the contemporary sports industry. The volume covers key issues in international sports law and the various competing regulatory frameworks. It adopts a comparative approach using perspectives from across the world to inform existing regulatory debates and highlight emerging issues. Recognition is also given to the emergence of international sport in developing regions and countries and alternatives to Euro-American centric regulatory models. This book is an essential read for students, scholars and researchers in sports law.

Sporting Nationality in the Context of European Union Law Seeking a Balance between Sporting Bodies' Interests and Athletes' Rights

Sporting Nationality in the Context of European Union Law Seeking a Balance between Sporting Bodies' Interests and Athletes' Rights

Author: Jan Exner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

This book strikes a balance between international sporting governing bodies' interests and values enshrined in rules regarding sporting nationality on one hand, and athletes' rights under EU law on the other. It argues that some rules governing athletes' eligibility in national teams in their current form, notably certain waiting periods, quotas for naturalised athletes or athletes having previously played for another country, and rules prohibiting the change of sporting nationality, constitute a disproportionate restriction on athletes' rights under EU citizenship, free movement of persons, competition law or fundamental rights. Accordingly, the book subsequently presents concrete recommendations for international sporting governing bodies on how to reconcile their interests and values with the rights that athletes enjoy under EU law. As such, it offers an essential guide for these bodies and their representatives, as well as for athletes, academics and practitioners in the fields of law and sports.

Sports and the Law Text, Cases, and Problems

Sports and the Law Text, Cases, and Problems

Author: Paul Weiler, Gary Roberts, Roger Abrams, Stephen Ross Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2019

The sixth edition of this leading casebook explores legal issues in both professional and amateur sports, organized to provide instructors with flexibility to cover selected doctrinal areas or industry sectors. Extended treatment is given to the key subjects of labor, antitrust, intellectual property, and the law of private associations. The casebook also covers the unique office of the league commissioner and its special concerns with the best interests of sports ; the contract, antitrust, and labor law dimensions of the player-labor market; the role of the player agent in a unionized industry; the economic and legal implications of agreements among league owners and responses to rival leagues; the system of college athletics as governed by the NCAA and subject to Title IX; and the operation of international Olympic sports. Key features include: Recent landmark Supreme Court decisions affecting the entire sports industry, including legalizing sports gambling (Murphy v. NCAA) and affirming trademark free speech (Matal v. Tam) Updated materials on sports league commissioner disciplinary authority and judicial review of sports league arbitration awards Updated materials on the business of sports, with exercises on the business dynamics of sports labor markets and on league decision-making about commercial practices Reorganized chapter on agent representation of the athlete, with new coverage of foundational principles of agency law Key decisions affecting college athletics, involving antitrust challenges to amateurism (In re NCAA Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation and Deppe v. NCAA) and penalties for rules infractions (UNC Public Infractions Decision) Expanded materials on the function, regulatory apparatus, and activities of the NCAA Reorganized chapter on international and Olympic sports, covering recent cases involving doping and hyperandrogenism Expanded materials on athlete health and safety, including claims related to concussions and prescription drug abuse.

Doping in Sport and the Law

Doping in Sport and the Law

Author: Ulrich Haas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

This unique international legal and cross-disciplinary edited volume contains analysis of the legal impact of doping regulation by eminent and well known experts in the legal fields of sports doping regulation and diverse legal fields which are intrinsically important areas for consideration in the sports doping landscape. These are thoughtful extended reflections by experts on theory and policy and how they interact with law in the context of doping in sport. It is the first book to examine the topical and contentious area of sports doping from a variety of different but very relevant legal perspectives which impact the stakeholders in sport at both professional and grass roots levels. The World Anti-Doping Code contains an unusual mix of public and private regulation which is of more general interest and fully explored in this work. Each of the 14 chapters addresses doping regulation from a legal perspective such as tort, corporate governance, employment law, human rights law, or a scientific area. Legal areas are generally considered from an international and not national perspective. Issues including fairness, logic and the likelihood of compliance are explored. It is vital reading for anyone interested in the law, regulation and governance of sport.

A Guide to the World Anti-Doping Code The Fight for the Spirit of Sport

A Guide to the World Anti-Doping Code The Fight for the Spirit of Sport

Author: Paul David Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

The law relating to anti-doping changes rapidly. The World Anti-Doping Code was first adopted in 2003 to provide a common set of anti-doping rules applicable across all sport worldwide. The Code has evolved and changed significantly through two major processes of review. This third edition provides essential guidance and commentary on the 2015 Code which replaces the 2009 Code. The 2015 Code contains many significant changes in the core Articles of the Code, particularly in the regime on sanctions for anti-doping rule violations, and in the amended International Standards. The text outlines how the current law has developed from anti-doping rules and principles in operation before the Code and explains the central role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in this development and in applying the current Code. This third edition will be an important single resource for any reader working or studying in the field.

Representing the Professional Athlete

Representing the Professional Athlete

Author: Peter Carfagna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Representing the Professional Athlete begins with a comprehensive overview of the complex regulatory framework pertaining to the legal representation of pre-professional NCAA Student-Athletes. It then continues to provide the reader with an interactive, hands-on guide to negotiating, drafting, and litigating agreements in the context of representing a professional athlete through all stages of the athlete's career, including retirement. In so doing, the book first provides a detailed explanation of how to ensure a pre-professional athlete's compliance with all of the most relevant NCAA rules/regulations and related litigation. The book then explains to the athlete's agent how to ensure compliance with all relevant athlete-agent laws and regulations in the context of negotiating and drafting the athlete's first standard form representation agreement. Subsequent chapters then show the reader how best to represent the professional athlete through the typical progression of a successful career, including the drafting, negotiating, and (where necessary) litigating of product endorsement and license agreements in the increasingly important context of protecting a professional athlete's rights of publicity. Interactive group negotiation/drafting hypotheticals are provided throughout the book, including in the area of fantasy sports, and in the area of protecting the athlete against agent misconduct and inappropriate investments. Particular attention is paid to the challenges of representing the mature athlete who is nearing the end of his or her career. The book concludes with a Jerry McGuire-type litigation hypothetical and settlement agreement negotiation exercise involving the super-agent entering and exiting the mega agency. The book also includes timely updates to all cutting-edge issues in this expanding area of Sports Law - including updates to relevant cases and regulations from the Second Edition. It also includes updated exemplar Agent/Athlete Representation Agreements, and Professional Athlete Licensing and Product Endorsement Agreements in Appendices to the book.