Sports Law

Inside Counsel, a monthly magazine exclusively serving general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals, recently published an article featuring Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, Brooklyn Law School Class of 1994. Jeff, a national leader in sports law, is now Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer of the Brooklyn Nets, the National Basketball Association (NBA) team that moved this year into its new arena in downtown Brooklyn, the Barclays Center. In 2008, Jeff participated in the Brooklyn Law School Dean’s Roundtable Luncheon program. Earlier this year, the Brooklyn Entertainment and Sports Law Society (BESLS) honored Jeff at its Annual Alumni Awards Dinner.
BLS students interested in researching the subject of sports law can go to the Circulation Desk and check out Sports Law in a Nutshell, 4th by Walter T. Champion, Jr. (Call #KF3989.Z9 C48 2009). Chapters include: Contracts — Agents — Financial considerations — Labor law — Antitrust — Torts — Participant injuries — Spectator injuries — School liability — Coach liability — Referee liability — Defamation — Tort defenses — Workers’ compensation — Criminal liability — Amateur sports — Eligibility — The disabled athlete — College scholarships — International sports — Discipline and penalties — Drug testing — Civil rights — Sex Discrimination — Intellectual property.