Warren Zola has posted an outstanding article on The Huffington Post concerning the legal events that have shaped the sports landscape during the summer of 2012. From the Olympics, to Penn State, to the labor issues in professional sports, and beyond, Zola has it covered. For those of us who teach sports law, Zola also provides a great starting point for the first class of the semester:
Each year I welcome students in my Sports Law course at Boston College by declaring: “To truly understand sports, you must have a basic understanding of the law… let’s begin.” …The summer of 2012 has poignantly proved my point: Virtually every major story, from the Olympics, to college sports, to professional leagues has been shaped by legal principles studied in the first year of law school — civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, and business law.
Click here to read the article in its entirety. Great work, Warren!