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Business and Legal Aspects of Professional Sports Curriculum


Module 1 – Leagues and their Organization


  • Introduction
  • NFL® League Structure
  • League Structure of NBA®, NHL®, and MLB®
  • Single Entity Structure

Module 2 – The Role of the Commissioner


  • Commissioner Authority
  • Commissioner Power
  • New Jersey Sports Betting Act
  • Chipping Away at Commissioner Power
  • Commissioner Actions: Roger Goodell and Paul Tagliabue
  • Commissioner Actions: David Stern
  • Commissioner Actions: Bud Selig

Module 3 – Labor Law


  • Labor Law Part 1
  • Labor Law Part 2
  • Labor Law Part 3
  • Brady v. NFL® Part 1
  • Brady v. NFL® Part 2
  • Labor Law NFLRA Lockout

Module 4 – Parity


  • CBA – Creating Parity
  • CBA – Luxury Taxes & Revenue Sharing

Module 5 – Contract Law and the Baseball Antitrust Exemption


  • Antitrust and Baseball
  • Baseball Reserve Clause
  • Messersmith-McNally Collusion

Module 6 – Concussions – Part 1


  • NFL® Concussion Litigation
  • JSM Concussion Symposium: Introduction and Players Panel Discussion
  • JSM Concussion Symposium: Medical and Academic Panel Disucssion
  • JSM Concussion Symposium: Litigation Panel Discussion
  • JSM Concussion Symposium: Future Prevention Panel Discussion
  • JSM Concussion Symposium: Introduction and Panelist Interviews

Module 7 – Concussions – Part 2


  • NFL® Concussion Settlement
  • NCAA® Concussion Analysis
  • Interview with Vince Nicastro (Athletic Director of Villanova University)

Module 8 – Sports Agents


  • Sports Agency Roles and Responsibilities
  • Interview with Jerrod Colton
  • Interview with Michael Siegel
  • Interview with Joel Segal

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