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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Sports and Recreation Law Association Conference

Many law professors center their sports law classes on professional sports league issues, notably labor law, antitrust and contracts. However, many sports law teaches and practitioners focus on amateur and recreational sports issues, such as personal injury, risk management, disabilities and gender discrimination. While some of these subjects do not get the frequent news coverage that professional sports issues do, they involve far more individuals and organizations than found in the pros. For those attorneys who wish to get a foothold in sports law practice, there may be more opportunities to represent a student injured in an intramural high school event than arguing in a grievance arbitration involving a Major League Baseball player.

I just came back from the 21st annual Sports and Recreation Law Association conference (SRLA), a small organization of scholars who teach in sports management programs throughout the United States. Many teach sports law, but some also teach classes in in sports management and risk assessment. As a member for a number of years, I enjoy the company of my colleagues in SRLA, but more importantly, as somehow who concentrated in pro sports issues, I have learned a great deal in the areas involving recreational and school sports.

For those interested, the presentations given are listed as follows and if anyone is interested in becoming a member, check out the home page and contact page.

[I will discuss my research presentation in a separate post]


It was great to see everyone at the 21st Annual Sport and recreation Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. The presentations were outstanding! Looking forward to seeing you in San Antonio in 2009!

Anonymous Anonymous -- 3/03/2008 9:59 AM  

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