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Sport Law

Robert E. Baker

Robert E. Baker, EdD, is an associate professor, the coordinator of sport management, and the founding director of the Center for Sport Management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Baker has decades of experience working in the sport industry and more than 13 years in higher education. Baker, along with coauthor Craig Esherick and Dr. Pamela Hudson Baker, works in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State on the implementation of projects using sport for development, peace, and diplomatic purposes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Craig Esherick

Craig Esherick, JD, is an assistant professor of sport management and associate director of the Center for Sport Management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Esherick has a varied background in the sport industry, having spent 25 years coaching basketball at various levels, including serving as a high school assistant coach, an assistant coach for the 1988 Olympic team, and the head coach at Georgetown University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Sport Management

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Junial Enterprises–Fotolia✓ Where laws come from✓ How the concept of negligence affects sport managers✓ The elements of a contract✓ Important federal legislation that affects the sport industryBaseball is almost the only orderly thing...

Numbers: Effects of Title IX

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...Understanding the past allows us to recognize change wrought in the present. By understanding both the past and the present, we can design programs that will auger well for a positive future. This chapter employs existing databases, some...

Issues and Cases in Transit

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...The life of Title IX has been strewn with attempts to alter it, contain it, maintain it, limit it, gut it, blame it, praise it, laud it, applaud it, repeal it, and appeal it. In chapter 5 we discussed some of the early attempts to divorce...

Sport and the Law

Social Sciences in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...The focus of the law on the sport industry has dramatically increased over the last 20 years in response to heightened understanding of legal rights and responsibilities and the global explosion in sport commercialization. Worldwide...

Title IX in the Courts After Franklin v Gwinnett, 1992 to 2004

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...After the 1992 Franklin case, lawsuits rather than OCR complaints became the enforcement avenue of choice in most circumstances. The range of issues litigated since 1992 covers everything from how to evaluate compliance in the area...

The Law As Applied to Intramural, Club, and Recreation Sport Activities

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...Intramural programs (within the school) are often more relaxed and of shorter duration than interscholastic or intercollegiate programs (between schools). Intramural programs generally involve no coaching, and the competition is between...

Title IX in the Courts, 1972 to 1992

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...How did we get to where we are today? Besides the law, regulations, policy interpretations, and corollary materials such as the Investigator’s Manual and the 1996, 1998, and 2003 clarification letters, a long line of lawsuits has helped...

The Law As Applied to Physical Education

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...Title IX and athletics go together. The effect of one on the other has been massive; the media have found nourishing fodder in the Title IX–athletics relationship. But Title IX has had a similar effect but with considerably less media...

Insurance Claims and Litigation

Katharine M. Nohr

Katharine M. Nohr, the author of Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention, is a principal for Nohr Sports Risk Management, LLC, providing career longevity and reputation risk management training to professional athletes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation : The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...© Eyewire/Getty ImagesNo brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails.When is the last time you heard someone threaten to file a legal action or make an insurance claim? Unfortunately...

The Law As Applied to Athletics

Linda Jean Carpenter

Linda Jean Carpenter, PhD, JD, (right) has been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for over three decades. Studies on various topics related to women in sport have characterized her research efforts with coauthor Dr. Acosta. In addition to writing extensively on the subject of equity, she is a sought-after speaker at national, regional, and local conferences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. Vivian Acosta

R. Vivian Acosta, PhD, (left) has also been involved in Title IX and gender equity issues in sport for more than 30 years. A professor emerita at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, she has written extensively on the subject and served as a presenter at national, regional, and local conferences. Dr. Acosta’s well-known 27-year longitudinal national study on the status of women in intercollegiate sport, conducted with coauthor Dr. Carpenter, has been frequently cited in the media, Congress, and gender equity lawsuits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Title IX

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...The application of Title IX to athletics has made a 1972 piece of federal statute a household word. Parents know that Title IX means that their eighth-grade daughter’s basketball team should have access to the big gym equal to her twin...