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Legal Aspects of Sports, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): John J. Miller, PhD, Interim Dean & Professor, Troy University
Kristi Schoepfer, Winthrop University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284072471
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     294 pages      © 2018
Price: $113.95 US List
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Given an increasingly litigious sports landscape, it’s vital that future sport managers fully understand the impact of the legal aspects of sports and the strategies that may be used to manage them. Legal Aspects of Sports, Second Edition provides an accessible introduction to the legal aspects of sports relevant to future sport managers and coaches, streamlined in such a way that emphasizes content most relevant to sport management.

Using the foundation of Patrick K. Thornton’s Sports Law, this text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ever-evolving field of sports law, touching on such hot-button issues as discrimination and drug testing in sports. The Second Edition has also been completely reorganized to improve the flow of the material, beginning with a discussion of the role of sports in society and followed by coverage of torts, contracts, and a range of relevant topics. Case studies relevant to each chapter can now be found online and are accessible through the Navigate 2 platform.


Features & Benefits

  • Provides access to a robust collection of case studies on Navigate 2
  • Features a reorganized Table of Contents, including individual chapters focused on unintentional torts, intentional torts, tort defense, and risk management
  • Includes Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter that ask students to critically engage with the material


Applicable Courses

Written for courses within Sports Law offered within the departments of Sports Management and Administration.

Chapter  1  Sports in Society
Chapter  2  Unintentional Torts
Chapter  3  Intentional Torts
Chapter  4  Tort Defenses
Chapter  5  Risk Management
Chapter  6  Discrimination Issues
Chapter  7  Drug Testing in Sports
Chapter  8  Contracts
Chapter  9  Antitrust Law
Chapter  10  Labor Relations in Sports
Chapter  11  Agents
Chapter  12  Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletic Issues
Chapter  13  International Sports

John J. Miller, PhD-Interim Dean & Professor, Troy University

John J. Miller, Ph.D., is a professor of Sport Management at Troy (AL) University.  Miller has taught Legal Aspects of Sport, Research Methods in Sport Management, Sport Event Management, Sport Facilities Planning and Management, and Financial Aspects of Sport.  Miller has served the Sport Recreation and Law Association (SRLA) as member at large, President, and conference host as well as the editor of the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport. He has more than 50 peer-review publications and more than 100 national presentations, most dealing with legal issues in sport. He is a Research Fellow in SRLA, Research Consortium, and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals.

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Kristi Schoepfer-Winthrop University

Kristi L. Schoepfer, J.D. is an Associate Professor of Sport Law and Sport Management at Winthrop University. Currently, Professor Schoepfer teaches Risk Management in Sport, Sport Law, Research and Writing in Sport Management, Sport Ethics and Governance, and Introduction to Sport Management. In addition to her teaching at Winthrop University, Dr. Schoepfer is a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Sport Law Institute, a former Board member of the Sport and Recreation Lawyers Association, and a national presenter on sport law issues.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284072471

Case Studies
Chapter Quizzes
eBook Quizzes
Instructor Manual
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