Hot Topics in Sports Law: What to Expect in 2017

Production Date: March 31, 2017 Practice Areas: Sports & Entertainment Law Estimated Length: 3876 minutes


$ 59 Sports & Entertainment Law In Stock

The legal and business landscape for professional and amateur sports is a dynamic one, displaying a myriad of legal issues that may lead to changes in governance, business models and statutory law, and judicial doctrine.

This one-hour course, taught by Fordham Law School Professor Mark Conrad, will focus on several important issues: the ramifications of the Slants case currently awaiting a ruling by the Supreme Court on the registration of “disparaging” trademarks, the future of sports betting and daily fantasy sports, the continued push to “professionalize” college sports through antitrust litigation and labor law, and the continuing issues of concussions and sports. If time permits, the course may also discuss the role of arbitration and dispute resolution in the professional sports.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the ramifications of the Slants case on Trademark law and the future of the Washington Redskins’ and Cleveland Indians’ trademarks
  2. Identify the constitutional tug of war between the state of New Jersey and the Federal government in New Jersey’s attempts to legalize sports gambling
  3. Update the attempts to make daily fantasy sports legal in various states, including New York
  4. Recognize how freedom of expression differs between public and private universities
  5. Outline the attempts to give student-athletes greater monetary compensation and the right to unionize
  6. Summarize the approaches that certain leagues are taking with regard to concussion litigation and determine how such settlements can create precedents for college and high school programs
Jeffrey R.
Norcorss, GA

Good information on an interesting topic !

David P.
Dallas, TX

Good speaker

Michael F.
maupin, OR

Great content & presentation.

Nathaniel F.
Crofton, MD

Some of the best materials I've seen in a Lawline course.

Abigail M.
Massapequa Park, NY

Just not topical for my practice, but an interesting listen.

erick w.
el paso, TX


alison g.
Marble Falls, TX

excellent presentation

Thomas C.
Memphis, TN

Great and fascinating!

Richard D.
Manhattan, NY

I enjoyed the summary of issues/topics

Marc Z.
chestnut hill, MA

Concise; interesting; efficient and covers all key areas

Patrick G.
Knoxville, TN

Great Class

Jeff D.
Vashon, WA

great overview

Lisa P.
Granbury, TX

I hope you have another sports cle. Very interesting topics.

Thomas H.
Wayne, NJ


Alan K.
Houston, TX

Top notch.

Elizabeth F.
Falmouth, MA

Not my area but the instructor had many interesting, current issues included

Otis C.
Cleveland, TX

Ripped from the headlines! Very informative

Diane H.
Charlestown, MA

Excellent presentation. Enjoyed the speaker!

Julia R.
Seattle, WA

good overview and update on sports issues

Andrew P.
Manvel, TX

Well done and factually relevant.

Diana A.
San Antonio, TX

Fordham is awesome.

Kirk A.
Concord, NC

I really enjoyed this presenter. He did a very good job.

Kenneth R.
Manhattan Beach, CA

I thought he was great!

Hector V.
Austin, TX

Very interesting course. The speaker has a very good speaking style. I am now following him on twitter thanks to this course.

Rodrick W.
Chicago, IL

Interesting subject matter and very well presented

Corunna, MI

Many cases and information regarding them was not knew to me but a few extra things were pointed out that I was unaware of so, worth the money!

Brent C.
Dallas, TX

Interesting new depth for any lawyer who is also a sports fan.

Memphis, TN

I am interested in sports law so this was great.

jason b.
Omaha, NE

Informative program even though that is not my area of practice