This course provides students with an overview of the laws, rules, and regulations that apply to the sports industry. General legal risk management principles will be introduced, which will then be applied in a variety of amateur and professional sports contexts, including both amateur and professional sports entities. The unique nature of both professional and amateur athletics organizations will be examined from both a legal and a business perspective. Amateur eligibility concerns arising from gender, race, and disability issues will also be addressed. Ownership, relocation, and transfer of professional sports franchises will be covered. Finally, a summary view of labor relations in professional sports will provide background for a discussion of the agent-athlete relationship.