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Mastering Representation and Regulation

Build Better Relationships With Leagues, Unions and the Public

Mastering Representation and Regulation

Adding to the concepts introduced in Business and Legal Aspects of Professional Sports,  this course will help give you a career-enhancing mastery of representation and labor relations integral to key business and law-related issues within the industry.

This 100% online eight-week course takes a closer look at the representation of athletes, exploring the specific duties of agents and cultivating an in-depth understanding of labor relations. You’ll become proficient in timely topics ranging from the highly lucrative – contracts, salaries, endorsements and intellectual property rights – to the highly contentious – drug testing, arbitration, antitrust litigation and dispute resolution.  You will see how these topics are important in public perception and the revenue implications it has for various parties.

Mastering Representation and Regulation

This course is part of a Certificate Program


Packages starting at $4,995

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This course brings you one step closer to the completion of a Certificate in Business and Law of Sports. Get recognized with this exclusive sports industry credential from the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law!

Who Should Register?

This course is for professionals who are wanting to stand out in a competitive industry, or those who are looking to represent or manage the contractual process for amateur or professional athletes, coaches, organizations, and their relationship with teams and other integral parties, while expanding their knowledge of key industry topics. 

What You’ll Study

More Than Just a Game

  • Sports Law as a Field
  • Marginalizing Sports
  • Sports and Society
  • Values and Sports
  • Language, Gender, Religion
  • Sports as a Business
  • Sports and Politics

Leagues and Legal Regulation

  • Team Sports
  • The “players” in team sports
  • League Governance
  • Antitrust limits, Sherman Act Sec. 1
  • Concerted Action
  • Unreasonable restraint of Trade
  • Franchises, IP rights
  • Antitrust limits, Sherman Act Sec. 2, Rival leagues

Labor Relations I

  • Contract Law
  • Negative Injunction
  • Labor Law history
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Salary Caps/Player Mobility
  • Current CBAs
  • Uniform Player Contracts
  • Drug Testing/Policies

Labor Relations II

  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • MLB Litigation
  • Duty of Fair Representation
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Salary Arbitration
  • Contract Dispute Arbitration
  • Disciplinary Power
  • Bonus Arbitration

Labor Relations III

  • Intersection of Antitrust and Labor
  • Non-Statutory Exemption
  • Extending the Scope of the Exemption
  • Brown, Brady, Clarett
  • Player/Management Conflicts
  • Future of Antitrust Litigation


  • The Agent Relationship
  • Standard of Care
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Compensation
  • Federal Regulation
  • State Regulation
  • Union Regulation
  • Ethical Issues

Intellectual Property Issues

  • Logos
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Dilution
  • Olympic Marks
  • Ambush Marketing
  • Broadcast Rights
  • Copyright
  • Misappropriation

Right of Publicity

  • Defamation
  • Right of Privacy
  • Right of Publicity
  • Endorsements
  • Marketing

Credit & Tuition

Register today and earn 45 PDUs, 4.5 CEUs for $1,980.

Learn How To

  • Manage key phases of labor relations
  • Represent a sports professional
  • Negotiate intellectual property issues
  • Contend with the implications of defamation, publicity and endorsements

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