History of MLB Since World War II

SLN #: 31314
Course Prefix: LAW-672
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Gibson;Selig

Course Description:
This course examines the history of Major League Baseball (“MLB”) in the context of the impact the sport had on American law and society following World War II. We will examine and discuss the ways in which MLB reflected deeper-running issues in post-war America, how MLB served as a catalyst for change in American law and society, and the legal and business developments that have shaped modern professional baseball. We will address such diverse topics as the integration of African-American players into MLB and diversity in MLB, labor relations (collective bargaining, free agency, labor stoppages and drug testing), league operations, franchise relocation, expansion, globalization of the game, the business and marketing of the game in the digital age and the resulting legal implications, and the state of the game in the 21st Century. The final grade will be based on a final exam, special assignments (JD students only), and class participation and attendance.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
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.