So Let it be Written, So Let it be Done - Elements, Innovations & Challenges in Sports Contract
So Let it be Written, So Let it be Done – Elements, Innovations & Challenges in Sports Contract



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Course Description

This program was recorded on January 17, 2019

This course examines the key elements inherent in sports contracts, reviewing them across a variety of legal settings: collectively bargained player agreements as in Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League and National Hockey League; contracts involving personal services including coaching, broadcasting, and managerial contracts in sports; endorsement agreements and licensing agreements. The materials will also examine several “real world” exemplars of trends in termination, injunctive relief, limitation and extension of rights, and liquidated damages in current contracts. Also highlighted are ethical concerns for negotiators and course participants will have an opportunity to take part in several hypothetical exercises drawn from actual contract examples.

Attorney Robert BolandRobert Boland
Robert Boland, J.D. is the Athletics Integrity Officer at Penn State University. In this role, he oversees the University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department’s compliance with all NCAA, Big Ten, and legal and ethical mandates, reporting to the University’s Board of Trustees and President. He previously was the head of two well-known sports management programs at New York University and Ohio University, which has been ranked by Sports Business International as the “Top Post-Graduate Program in Sports Business in the World.” He has also taught at New York University Law School and currently teaches “Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports” in Penn State’s School of Labor & Employment Relations. In 10 years as an agent, he negotiated more than 100 player and endorsement contracts.

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2 General Credits

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  1. The Collectively Bargained Contract
    1. Union-Agent Relationship
    2. Restraint Systems by Sport
    3. Termination Provisions
    4. Enforcement
  2. Individual Contracts
    1. Personal Services
    2. Endorsements
    3. Termination Without Cause
    4. Termination With Cause
    5. Liquidated Damages
    6. Duration
    7. Rights Given & Reserved
  3. Contract Examples
    1. Choice of Law/Venue
    2. Enforcement
    3. Injunctive Relief Provisions
  4. Recent Cases
  5. Hypotheticals
  6. Ethical Obligations of Negotiators