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Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law, 3rd ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-614-6

Author(s): Neil J. Dougherty, Alan S. Goldberger, Linda Jean Carpenter

Copyright year: 2007

Edition: 3rd

Other Formats: Print

pages: 293

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Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law (3rd ed.) is a new edition of the popular college text that takes a practical approach to using the law–aimed directly at those working, or intending to work in the sport and athletics industries.

Rather than relying on lengthy explanations of obtuse and confusing legal theories, Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law (3rd ed.) introduces readers to the law and the legal system as a framework designed to help practitioners use the law as a management tool.

The basics of the law and the American legal system are explained in clear and concise fashion. Included are practical discussions of principles of risk management, the legal rights of participants, coaches, and administrators, liability for negligence, legal issues regarding violence, codes of conduct, responsibilities of game officials, the law of contracts, and product liability.

Individual chapters are organized to enhance reader interest and to promote a practical understanding of the law. Learning objectives are provided, discussions are clear and easily understood, key terms are highlighted, practical managerial guidelines are presented, and real-world case illustrations abound.

Case studies are drawn not only from published court opinions; but also from all levels of legal system–from claims litigated at the administrative and trial court levels all the way up to the Supreme Court.

All cases are presented in an easy reading narrative form rather than the more commonly used formal reporting style.

This maximizes readability and facilitates a much better understanding of the day-to-day application of the legal principles involved.

Part I: Understanding and Dealing With Laws, and the Legal System

Chapter 1: Overview of the Legal System

Chapter 2: Risk Management


Part II: On the Bench or in the Game: Exclusion vs. Inclusion

Chapter 3: Sources of the Legal Right to be Treated Fairly

Chapter 4: Constitutional Guarantees and Their Analysis

Chapter 5: Federal Legislation


Part III: By the Rules: Personal Rights and Expectations

Chapter 6: 1st Amendment Issues in Sport and Physical Activity

Chapter 7: 4th and 5th Amendment Issues in Sport and Physical Activity

Chapter 8: Equity Issues: Beyond Jurisdiction and Enforcement ADA, 14th Amendment, EPA, and Title VII


Part IV: Program Management and Control

Chapter 10: Contracts in Sport and Physical Activity

Chapter 11: Employment

Chapter 12: The Role of Governing Bodies


Part V: Legal Responsibility for Participant Safety

Chapter 13: Basic Principals and Concepts of Tort Liability

Chapter 14: The Standard of Care in Sports and Physical Activities

Chapter 15: Responsibilities of Game Officials

Chapter 16: Civil Redress for Violence on the Playing Field



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