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Thursday, November 05, 2009
 
Peter Carfagna's New Sports Law Books

There are a number of terrific sports law case books available, and there is a new one that joins them: Peter Carfagna's "Sports and the Law: Examining the Legal Evolution of American's Three 'Major Leagues" (West, 2009).

Peter's book is devoted to the sports law of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association. I just finished reading a copy of it, and it's excellent. I particularly like its clarity and brevity (167 pages, not including appendixes; appendixes include the MLB Uniform Player Contract, the NFL Standard Player Contract, and the NBA Uniform Player Contract) -- it addresses all of the key decisions and also provides useful practical materials, such as an actual naming rights agreement between the Red Sox and Anheuser-Busch (pages 125 to 135).

Peter has also just published Representing the Professional Athlete (West, 2009), another excellent work. This one is about hands-on training for acting as a player agent.

Peter teaches sports law at Harvard Law School and has a long and storied career in the industry, including serving as chief legal officer/general counsel of IMG. It's neat to see sports law continue to grow in scholarship and esteem, and I'm looking forward to more sports law books on the way.





3 Comments:

Congratulations Peter. I look forward to reading the book.

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