Essentials of Sports Law, 4th Edition

by Glenn M. Wong


A comprehensive review of sports law issues facing professional, intercollegiate, Olympic, high school, youth, and adult recreational sport.

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August 2010


Pages 899
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Popular Culture/Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

In this thoroughly revised Fourth Edition, Glenn Wong provides a comprehensive review of the various sports law issues facing professional, intercollegiate, Olympic, high school, youth, and adult recreational sports. Major topics include tort liability, contracts/waivers, antitrust law, labor law, constitutional law, gender discrimination, drug testing, intellectual property law, broadcasting laws pertaining to sports agents, business and employment law, Internet gambling, and athletes with disabilities. Significant additions here include new court decisions, agreements (contracts and collective bargaining agreements), and legislation (federal, state, association, and institutional rules and regulations). Discussions of legal concepts are supplemented with summaries and excerpts from hundreds of actual sports cases. Wong cites a variety of books, law review articles, newspaper articles, and Web links for those requiring further information on particular topics. This text-professional guide serves as an invaluable resource to those involved, or studying to become involved, in the vast industry of sports.


  • Significant additions to this edition include new court decisions, contracts and collective bargaining agreements, and federal, state, association, and institutional rules and regulations.
Author Info

Glenn M. Wong is an attorney and a professor in the Sport Management Program in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Wong specializes in sport law and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sports Lawyers Association - the largest and most prestigious sports law organization in the world. He is the author of over 100 articles, several book chapters, and several books. His first non-sports law book, Sport Management Careers is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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