I just finished drafting the mid-term exam. There are 21 questions. One of the questions is a long essay question that is worth 6% of your final grade. The other 20 questions include short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions. You will have the entire class period (150 minutes) on Oct. 13 to complete the exam. The mid-term is closed book and cumulative.
Archive for September, 2009
Competitive balance in tennis vis-a-vis golf is analyzed here.
The latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert just came out. The lecture for class on September 29 is already full. As such, please be prepared to discuss one or more cases from the latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert during the first class in October.
The outline for the Sept. 22 torts lecture is posted on OnCourse. Please print off a copy before class. Also, please print off a copy of the waivers that are also posted. After I lecture on torts, we will discuss Bearman v. Notre Dame and Maussner v. Atlantic City Country Club. Please make sure you read both before class.
When you are reading the latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert, focus your attention on the case summary with the headline “Waiver Releases Defendant from Negligence, But Not Gross Negligence.” I will pose a few questions about the case at the end of the lecture.
The latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert was just published. If you haven’t subscribed, please do so as soon as possible. We will discuss a handful of the cases profiled at the start of class on September 22 and I will ask a couple of students pointed questions about a few of the cases. As such, please spend 15-30 minutes reading it before class next week.
For our third class meeting on Sept. 15, please read the Vanderbilt v. DiNardo case on page 121 of the casebook. I will lecture on contract law at the start of class. The lecture outline is posted on OnCourse under the “Resources” section. Quiz #3 will involve your analysis of a sports-related contract that was recently litigated. I think that you will find it interesting (and somewhat amusing). Quiz #3 will be open book, so there is no need to prepare in advance.