2nd edition of the textbook Sports Law by Mark James published

published on 20 September 2013

Sports Law provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which the law has impacted on how sport is played, administered and consumed. The author writes in a clear and engaging manner, tracing the origins and sources of this new subject and drawing examples from a wide range of professional and amateur sports to illustrate the important current debates and topics of interest.

This second edition has been fully updated, and includes full coverage of the Olympic Games.

Supported throughout by chapter summaries, explanations of key terms and detailed further reading lists, this text makes an ideal companion to the study of sports law at undergraduate or postgraduate level. A companion website featuring regular updates on latest developments and links to relevant websites can be found at www.palgrave.com/law/james2e

Content

PART I: ORIGINS AND SOURCES OF SPORTS LAW

1. What is Sports Law?

2. Challenging governing bodies in English Law

3. Challenging governing bodies before the Court of Arbitration for Sport

PART II: SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND THE LAW

4. Liability for Injuries Caused by Other Participants

5. Liability for Injuries Caused by Non-participants

6. Sports participation and the Criminal Law

7. The Legality of Fighting Sports

PART III: STADIUMS, SPECTATORS AND THE LAW

8. Liability for Dangerous Premises and Dangerous Events

9. Stadium Disasters and Spectator Safety

10. Crowd Disorder and Football Hooliganism

PART IV: THE COMMERCIALISATION OF SPORT

11. Regulating Sporting Relationships in English Law

12. Regulating Sporting Relationships in EU Law

13. The Fan as Consumer and the Commercial Exploitation of Sport

14. Olympic Law and Sporting Mega-events

 

Reviews of previous edition:

"This is the strongest sports law textbook I have seen." – Professor Richard Parrish, Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University, UK

"Innovative, authoritative and accessible, Mark James' book is a welcome contribution to the burgeoning literature on sports law. Students will appreciate its depth of coverage and its clear layout, while those with a greater expertise can still learn from his lucid, thought-provoking exploration of the key issues. I've enjoyed reading it." Dr. David McArdle, Stirling Law School, UK

"An excellent comprehensive text covering areas relevant to our module. The style is clear, interesting and readable and I think will be accessible to our non-law students as well as to those who are more familiar with the legal principles." - Fiona Buchanan, Department of Law, University of Cumbria, UK

"This book provides a well written introduction for readers who are meeting Sports Law for the first time yet additionally he provides an updated view of the current law for those more familiar with this subject. The materials are appropriately referenced throughout the text, therefore negating excessive use of footnotes or lengthy indexing. Importantly, and unusually for law texts, this book is relatively inexpensive, therefore providing another incentive for purchase. In the context of this review one expects that the shelves of university libraries and private sports law practitioners will soon contain copies of this excellent text." - David Dovey LLM, British Association of Sport and Law Journal"

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