The Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (“SELJ”) in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is a student-edited, faculty advised interdisciplinary journal that seeks to promote debate and dialogue on developing issues of Sports and Entertainment Law.
SELJ researches and analyzes a plethora of intersecting areas of law & sports, or law & entertainment, including administrative, antitrust, bankruptcy, civil procedure, constitutional, contract, copyright, criminal, discrimination, etc. Basically, you name it, and the odds are that specific legal field has intersected sports and/or entertainment in a interesting manner.
Thus, what unifies sports and entertainment law is not a particular cause of action or type of remedy, but rather a common client, situated in a common economic market. Fundamentally, this means the scope of the Journal is quite large in legal subject matter but narrow in fact patterns. As a law student, clerk, lawyer, judge, academic, or outsider looking in, this means you can apply any of your favorite “pet” legal topics to the sports and entertainment industry. Confining a legal study to a particular industry has a few benefits analytically:
- Better more manageable data.
- Sports/Entertainment industry is unique, with distinct legal results.
- Ability to test and work out kinks of research design on smaller project.
- Sports/Entertainment are entertaining, and adds conversation starters to otherwise dry legal rules.
Accordingly, under this broad mission to explore the intersection of Sports, Entertainment, and Law, SELJ engages the community in three primary ways:
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