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Sports Law in the United States, Third Edition

By Matthew J. Mitten


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in the United States deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law.

The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or
sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured.

This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policy makers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in the United States will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.

Publish Date 09/08/2017
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041192257
SKU 10058552-0001
Table of Contents

The Author
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Chapter 1. General Background
Chapter 2. Development of Sports Law
Chapter 3. Sources of Sports Law
Part I. Organization of Sport
Chapter 1. Distinctive General Characteristics of Structure and Governance of U.S. Sports
Chapter 2. Structure and Governance of Interscholastic Sports
Chapter 3. Structure and Governance of Intercollegiate Sports
Chapter 4. Structure and Governance of Olympic Sports
Chapter 5. Structure and Governance of Professional Sports
Chapter 6. Liability for Sports-Related Injuries
Part II. Sports and Status
Chapter 1. Interscholastic Student-Athletes
Chapter 2. Intercollegiate Student-Athletes
Chapter 3. Olympic Sport Athletes
Chapter 4. Professional Athletes
Chapter 5. Legal Protection against Race Discrimination
Chapter 6. Legal Protection against Gender Discrimination
Chapter 7. Legal Protection Against Disability Discrimination
Chapter 8. Legal Protection of Privacy, Reputation, and Publicity Rights
Part III. Doping and Sport
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Interscholastic Sports
Chapter 3. Intercollegiate Sports
Chapter 4. Olympic Sports
Chapter 5. Professional Sports
Part IV. Sports and Commerce
Chapter 1. Legal Protection of Sports Intellectual Property and Sponsorship Rights
Chapter 2. Regulation of Athlete Agents
Chapter 3. Commercial Integrity of Sport
Selected Bibliography