Law 328 - Sports and the Law
Steven K. Derian
M.A. California State University, Long Beach, 1978
J.D. UC Hastings, 1983
This course will cover legal issues pertaining to both professional and amateur team sports. Representative issues include: labor issues; antitrust issues (including those raised by the collective bargaining process, player drafts and other player restraints); individual player-club contract issues; constitutional issues; gender equity issues; and disability discrimination issues. A limited number of volunteers may be allowed to take one unit of independent study credit in connection with the course. Those students will prepare for and conduct a sports related clinical exercise and will write one or more memos in connection with that exercise. For example, past students have worked with the General Counsel for the Los Angeles Dodgers and corporate counsel from Toyota on a mock sponsorship agreement; other students have conducted a mock NBA salary negotiation with the assistance of the Lakers' General Manager and an experienced agent. Volunteers will be solicited during the first class.