This course is designed to expose students to the legal environment within which sport management professionals function. It focuses on sport's relationship with government agencies (public law issues) as well as with other businesses, consumers, suppliers, etc., (private law issues). It is intended to better equip the sport business manager for decision making by exploring the legal issues involved in contracts, torts, business organizations, employment law, risk management, intellectual property law and Constitutional Law. Legislation specifically related to sport will be highlighted. A variety of specific problems for the business of sport, found within the law will be examined and analyzed through case briefs and studies, research projects and advocacy exercises. Students will have an opportunity to explore law-related topics of particular interest to themselves with oral presentations to the class.