Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law, 3rd ed. - Print

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Pages: 297

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Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law (3rd ed.) is a new edition of the popular college text that takes a practical approach to using the law–aimed directly at those working, or intending to work in the sport and athletics industries.

Rather than relying on lengthy explanations of obtuse and confusing legal theories, Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law (3rd ed.) introduces readers to the law and the legal system as a framework designed to help practitioners use the law as a management tool.

The basics of the law and the American legal system are explained in clear and concise fashion. Included are practical discussions of principles of risk management, the legal rights of participants, coaches, and administrators, liability for negligence, legal issues regarding violence, codes of conduct, responsibilities of game officials, the law of contracts, and product liability.

Individual chapters are organized to enhance reader interest and to promote a practical understanding of the law. Learning objectives are provided, discussions are clear and easily understood, key terms are highlighted, practical managerial guidelines are presented, and real-world case illustrations abound.

Case studies are drawn not only from published court opinions; but also from all levels of legal system–from claims litigated at the administrative and trial court levels all the way up to the Supreme Court.

All cases are presented in an easy reading narrative form rather than the more commonly used formal reporting style.

This maximizes readability and facilitates a much better understanding of the day-to-day application of the legal principles involved.