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Sports and the Law: Using Court Cases to Teach Sports Economics

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  • Victor Matheson

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    (Department of Economics, College of the Holy Cross)

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The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, it lays forth a rationale for the use of court cases in teaching a sports economics class. Second, it provides an overview of the most important cases related to sports economics. Court classes allow students to develop critical reading and reasoning skills while allowing the instructor to present readings outside the standard textbook that are accessible to most undergraduates. A sports economics course with a focus on legal issues also broadens the course to fit better within a liberal arts education rather than being a narrow speciality field.

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Paper provided by College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0706.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:hcx:wpaper:0706

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