Sports Law

This research guide deals with liability and safety issues in regards to sports and physical education. You will find links to various local and national professional associations, links to government entities, cites to pertinent journal articles and a list of hardcopy resources available within the law library.

Journal Articles

  • Andrew Murr, Sports Waivers: An Exercise in Futility?, 31 J.L. & Educ. 114 (2002).
  • John O. Spengler & Brian P. Burket, Sport Safety Statutes and Inherent Risk: A Comparison Study of Sport Specific Legislation, 11 J. Legal Aspects of Sport 135 (2001).
  • John J. Miller & Frank R. Veltri, Campus Recreation Centers: An Examination of Security Issues, 11 J. Legal Aspects of Sport 169 (2001).
  • John J. Kircher, Golf and Torts: An Interesting Twosome, 12 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 347 (2001).
  • Clay Harshaw, Spectator Insurance and Contest Participants, 72 J. Physical Educ., Recreation & Dance 10 (2001).
  • Brian James Mills, Football Helmets and Products Liability, 8 Sports Law J. 153 (2001).
  • "Tort Liability for Sports and Recreational Activities: Expanding Statutory Immunity for Protected Classes and Activities," 26 Journal of Legislation 1 (2000): Centner, Terrence J.
  • "A Symposium on Torts and Sports," 38 Washburn Law Journal 771 (1999)
  • "Liability for Personal Injuries Sustained in Sporting Events After Jaworski v. Kiernan," 18 QLR 307 (1998): Rembish, Mark M.
  • "Heads Up!: The Baseball Facility Liability Act," 18 N. Ill. Law Rev. 601 (1998): Tierney, Ted J.

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Library Materials

Products Liability
You can look up specific products to see if there has been any recalls or litigation concerning them.
  • Product Safety and Liability ReporteKF1296 .A6 B87
  • American Law of Products Liability 3d KF1296 .A6 A54
  • Consumer Product Safety Guide KF3945 .A6 C6
Sports Law
Generalized treatment of the subject matter. Resources should contain chapters on relevant areas.
  • Virginia Journal of Sports and the Law PERIODICAL
  • The Sports Lawyers Journal PERIODICAL
  • Seton Hall Journal of Sport Law PERIODICAL
  • Marquette Sports Law Review PERIODICAL
  • Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport PERIODICAL
  • Sports Law: Cases and Materials KF3989 .A7 Y37 1990
  • Fundamentals of Sports Law KF3989 .C47 1990
  • Law of Professional and Amateur Sports KF3989 .L38 1988
  • Sports Law in a Nutshell KF3989 .Z9 C48 1993
  • Sports Law for Educational Institutions KF4166 .A7 W33 1988
  • Essentials of Amateur Sports Law, 2d ed. KF4166 .W66 1994
Torts and Liability
  • Educational Tort Liability and Malpractice KF1310 .C66
  • From the Gym to the Jury: Who Really Pays the Price for Negligence KF1310 .A96
  • Drugs in Litigation KF1297 .D7 A4935 (Find out about the drugs that people are going to court over)
  • Aquatic Injuries: Evaluation and Strategy KF1290 .S66 G55 1990
  • Torts and Sports: Legal Liability in Professional and Amateur Athletics Sports and Recreational Injuries KF1290 .S66 R54 1985
  • Legal Liability and Risk Management for Public and Private Entities: Sport and Physical Education, Leisure Services, Recreation and Parks, Camping and Adventure Activities KF1290 .S66 V363 1990

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