May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SE 505 - Legal Strategies in Sports Administration

This course will examine how the legal system affects the implementation of sport and recreation programs.  Topics will include but not limited to tort law, contract law, federal legislation such as Title IX and ADA Accommodations, trademark infringement and copyright law. Students will enhance their understanding of legal issues pertaining to sport through self-directed study, case study analysis and risk management techniques and implementation.

Prerequisites & Notes
MB515, HR500, MK500, SE500, MB500, MB540, MB642

Assignment Overview
This is an online independent study, weekly structured, 10 week course.  You will acquire the skills outlined in the course objectives through the following activities: 

  • Readings from textbooks, journal articles, and or websites
  • Written assignments consisting of short and long essays for critical thinking and analysis
  • Reflective journal-keeping
  • Case studies

Course Learning Objectives
  • Analyze and compare constitutional, administrative and common law applications to the administration of sports programs.
  • Demonstrate how issues of the law affect managerial decisions in a variety of sport related disciplines.
  • Construct a risk management model pertaining to a particular sport related business.
  • Analyze and evaluate past legal cases pertaining to sport entities and their implication to sport administration decision making processes. 

Credits: 3 Credits

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