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.
Mark Conrad is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he directs its sports business concentration. In addition to teaching sports law, he has also taught courses covering contracts, business organizations, and media law.
Professor Conrad’s books and articles have appeared in academic, legal and general circulation publications. His book “The Business of Sports -- Off the Field, In the Office, On the News,” (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, has been cited in leading journals as one of the most comprehensive texts on the subject. The third edition will be released in the spring of 2017. He has also published in academic and non-academic journals on various sports law topics, including governance issues, intellectual property, collegiate and international issues. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Fordham, Professor Conrad has served as adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Sports Management Program and at St. John’s University’s LL.M in International Sports Practice. He served as president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association from 2014-15 and now is president of the Alliance for Sport Business. Professor Conrad has been quoted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune and has appeared on CNN and Bloomberg TV.
Professor Conrad received his B.A. from City College of New York and his J.D. from New York Law School. He also received an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars and resides in New York City.
You may follow him at Twitter at @Sportslaw1.
Very interesting and topical as to current events in the Sports world and the law associated with same.
Good information on an interesting topic !
Great content & presentation.
Some of the best materials I've seen in a Lawline course.
Just not topical for my practice, but an interesting listen.
Great and fascinating!
I enjoyed the summary of issues/topics
Concise; interesting; efficient and covers all key areas
I hope you have another sports cle. Very interesting topics.
Not my area but the instructor had many interesting, current issues included
Ripped from the headlines! Very informative
Excellent presentation. Enjoyed the speaker!
good overview and update on sports issues
Well done and factually relevant.
Fordham is awesome.
I really enjoyed this presenter. He did a very good job.
I thought he was great!
Very interesting course. The speaker has a very good speaking style. I am now following him on twitter thanks to this course.
Interesting subject matter and very well presented
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!
Interesting new depth for any lawyer who is also a sports fan.
I am interested in sports law so this was great.
Informative program even though that is not my area of practice
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