Hello and Welcome to the Sport Law Concentration (SPLW) Website!!!
There is so much happening in sport law in the United States and across the world. Situations dealing with players rights (e.g. “taking a knee”, student-athlete as employees, game penalties), player-agent contracts, transfer of players, NCAA, foul-ball injuries to fans, sport organization policies, image rights and many more, all have some basis in law. Therefore, it is important to develop students who can take on the challenge of this very dynamic area at all levels; whether you are interested in attending law school or not.
The goal is to create a world-class SPLW concentration within the Rice University Sport Management program that will develop strong legal understanding, heighten visibility, enhance opportunities and expose students nationally and internationally. The SPLW concentration is for all Sport Management majors interested in sport law, law, or any related areas.
The SPLW concentration:
The course opportunities within the SPLW concentration include:
We have also developed a Sport Law Society providing community, guidance, activities, networking and mentorship opportunities. The new Rice Sport Law Review (RSLR) is a place where students gain experience and have an outlet for publishing relevant comments and articles related to current and emerging sport law topics.
If you are interested in learning more about the SPLW concentration, please feel free to contact me.
Karen L. Jones, JD, MA