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Jenkins v. NCAA: Is the NCAA An Illegal Cartel?

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Produced on April 23, 2019

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Course Information

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Intercollegiate sports generate about $12 billion in revenues every year. The NCAA instituted the four-year athletic scholarship to compensate student athletes in 1950, but started to place restrictions on those scholarships in 1973.

Student athletes have successfully challenged NCAA restrictions in a series of antitrust lawsuits. This seminar will examine the history of antitrust cases brought against the NCAA, culminating in Jenkins v. NCAA, in which former college athletes asserted that the NCAA has violated antitrust laws by prohibiting the compensation of players for television appearances.

The seminar is hosted by veteran trial attorney and Montclair State University professor Gary J. Chester, who addresses the fundamental goals of antitrust law, the history of antitrust cases against the NCAA, whether the result in Jenkins proves that the NCAA is an illegal cartel, and the future of intercollegiate athletics.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of antitrust law
  2. Examine how antitrust law applies to intercollegiate athletics
  3. Identify the issues involved in contemporary antitrust actions against the NCAA

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Gary J. Chester is a New Jersey trial attorney who has been in practice since 1983. He has reported and commented on sports law issues for The New York Times, CNN, ESPN Sportsticker, WFAN, KMOX, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal, and others. Mr. Chester has served as an adjunct professor at two New Jersey colleges since 2008, where he teaches several courses in law, including The Law of Sports, Entertainment and Tourism. 


Chris T.

Excellent speaker—almost no “uhs .”

Ben H.

good speaker!

Melissa P.

Thought it was very informative and lecturer great

Lee Ann K.


bill c.

Best course I have seen, Great speaker and interesting subjetct

Scott S.

Enjoyed this course.

Robert H.

Very interesting

Kristin R.

Very interesting analysis

Theodore L.

Excellent narrative of cases, woven with a fan’s perspective.

Steven K.

Excellent historical and current presentation.

Holly R.

Great topic, and good presenter. Thank you.

Peter S.

Very interesting and informative! Well presented!

Patrick C.

I really enjoyed this program.

Wendy W.

very interesting!

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