SRA 475 Legal Aspects of Sports

SRA 475 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

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Instructor name:
Dr. KoFan Lee

Instructor Email:

Instructor Information:
Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. degree in Leisure Behavior from Indiana University Bloomington.He joine the University of Mississippi since 2014. He is interested in understanding the antecedents, the experience, and the outcomes of self-initiated and structured leisure experiences.  

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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The University of Mississippi
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University, MS 38677

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Course Description

This course Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation (3 credits) provides students with a broad overview of the legal issues facing those in the sports and recreation industry. This course is designed to address an increasing need for sport and recreation practitioners to be aware of the legal implications of their managerial performance. This course will also focus on relevant cases in the sport/recreation industry and managerial strategies to minimize liability in sport/recreation organizations.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Upon the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand a basic knowledge of the law as it applies to sport and recreation fields.
  2. Identify and analyze legal issues in sport and recreation management settings.
  3. Demonstrate effective management skills related to risk and operations management.
  4. Apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making to issues in sport and recreation settings.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 11 instructional modules (or lessons).

You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance. *  NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page

Lesson Reading Assignments Due for Grades Suggested Pacing Guide
(if you want to complete the course in a traditional semester)
Start Here *You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page. Syllabus Quiz Week 1
0 Course Introduction/Resources Discussion board Week 1
1 Chapter 2: Legal Systems and Resources Chapter 2 Quiz, Journal
Week 2
2 Chapter 1: Preventive Law  Chapter 1 Quiz Week 3
3 Chapter 3: Employment Relationship  Chapter 3 Quiz Week 4
4 Chapter 4: Employer Liability Chapter 4 Quiz, Case Study Topic Choice Journal Week 5
  Exam 1 covers Chapters 1-4  Exam 1 Week 6
5 Case Study Work Week  Case Study  Week 7
MIDPOINT OF COURSE You are encouraged to reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information. All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course The exact date the semester students are encouraged to reach the midpoint is specified in their registration information.
6 Chapter 14: Liability to Sport Participants II   Chapter 14 Quiz Week 8
7 Chapter 15: Premises Liability Issues  Chapter 15 Quiz Week 9
8 Chapter 17: Accessibility Chapter 17 Quiz Week 10
9  Chapter 12: Athlete Rights Chapter 12 Quiz Week 11
  Exam 2 covers Chapters 14, 15, 17, and 12  Exam 2 Week 12
10 Preventive Law Work Week   Week 13 and 14
11 All assignments must be submitted before you submit your Final Paper. Preventive Law Plan Paper  Week 15


Grading Scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

Each lesson submitted will be read and given a numerical grade. If you make below a 60 on 5 lessons you will fail the course.
As for your Final exam, you will be graded using a letter scale of A, B, C, D, F.

The grading format is as follows:
(8) Chapter Quizzes 80pts
(2) Journals 20pts
Case Study Presentation 20pts
Preventive Law/Risk Management Plan 30pts
(2) Exams 100pts
Total Points 250pts


You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.