Course Description:This course approaches Sports Law from the perspective of the athlete agent. The class covers, among other topics, antitrust, collective bargaining agreements, sports leagues, standard contract terms and the effective negotiation thereof (including without limitation athletes’ employment contracts, tour participation contracts, USOC/IOC compliant contracts, special events, appearance contracts and product endorsement or “sponsorship” contracts), performance enhancing and illegal drug use and a practitioner-level view of representing professional athletes on a day-to-day basis (as agent and/or transactional attorney). No prerequisites. Students may also take Sports Law Seminar: The Litigator’s Perspective in the spring, as there is virtually no duplication of subject matter. Limited enrollment. This class fulfills the LL.M. writing requirement.