--- commercial / consumer law - sports and entertainment law
--- course production date: 6/27/2018
--- presented by MARK CONRAD

The legal and business landscape for professional and amateur sports is a dynamic one, displaying a myriad of legal issues that may lead to changes in governance, business models and statutory law and judicial doctrine.

This course focuses on several important issues: The Supreme Court’s ruling in Murphy v. NCAA, which considered New Jersey’s constitutional challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling; the potential changes in NCAA amateurism rules through antitrust litigation and the possibility of Congressional regulation of college sports; the latest on the NHL concussion litigation; the greater oversight of international sports organizations such as FIFA through U.S. criminal law and international human rights law and effect of the Supreme Court' ruling in the "Slants" case on the trademark protection of Native American names and logos.

Key course points are:
• A solid background on the latest developments in sports law.
• Information regarding issues of international sports that have not received adequate attention.
• The future of sports gambling in the wake of the Murphy ruling.

--- presented by MARK CONRAD

Mark Conrad is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he directs its sports business concentration. In addition to teaching sports law, he has also taught courses covering contracts, business organizations, and media law. Professor Conrad’s books and articles have appeared in academic, legal and general circulation publications. His book “The Business of Sports -- Off the Field, In the Office, On the News,” (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2017) has been cited in leading journals as one of the most comprehensive texts on the subject. He has also published articles in academic and non-academic journals on various sports law topics, including governance issues, intellectual property, collegiate and international issues.

In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Fordham, Professor Conrad has served as adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Sports Management Program, St. John’s University Law School and New York Law School. He has lectured at Northwestern University’s campus on Doha, Qatar and has appeared on panels and symposia at Duke University School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law, as well the law schools of Fordham, Pace, Hofstra, DePaul and Arizona State Universities. He served as president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association from 2014-15 and now is president of the Alliance for Sport Business. Professor Conrad has been quoted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune and has appeared on CNN, Bloomberg TV and i24News.

Professor Conrad received his B.A. from City College of New York. After receiving his law degree, he earned an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars and resides in New York City.

You may follow him at Twitter at @Sportslaw1.