LAW 949

Esports: The Legal and Business Evolution

This course will provide students the opportunity to explore and experience scenarios faced by practicing lawyers representing clients in the sports industry, specifically in esports. Students will learn about all aspects of the esports industry and will learn to negotiate and draft esports contracts, represent clients, and work in organizations. Students will also explore and experiment with different negotiation strategies.

Overall, the goal of the course is to expose students to skills and considerations in the practice of representing clients who operate in the esports industry and, in particular, through discussing various current and recent esports and sports law readings, how to anticipate and address issues that present themselves in practice.  The course will emphasize classroom participation. Therefore, it is important that students come to every class having completed the assigned reading and ready to participate.

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