Sports Agency

SLN #: 13652
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 010
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Clifton

Course Description:
This course will offer a behind the scenes look into the role of the agent in professional sports. The course will begin with a brief history and legal foundation for the creation of the sports agent.

We will examine the general role and responsibility of the agent in all four major sports as well as individual sports like golf and tennis. We will look closely at the collective bargaining agreements and salary caps in the National Football League and the National Hockey League and their impact on contract negotiation. We will also discuss the agent’s role in the salary arbitration process in both Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.

The course will conclude with an analysis of the agent certification process in all four major sports and the impact of the NCAA and state laws on the agent’s role. We will discuss the “right” way to enter the agent business and how to secure your first client in a proper and ethical way.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.