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Contract Negotiation Sports Law

SPARTA – not the Greek city

SPARTA stands for “The Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act,” and along with the UAAA (Universal Athlete Agent Act), it is an important document to become accustomed to. Of SPARTA’s three primary objectives, I find the second objective to be the most important. Its second objective places violations of the act under the jurisdiction of […]

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MLB Players MLB Rules Sports Agents Sports Law

Want to be an MLB agent? (Part I…of many)

The sport that I am most interested in is baseball, but I do love all sports (except for hockey…which is more like a bloodbath with a puck that shuffles around on ice…I kid). Anyway, I figure that I will tackle the important aspects of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) today and leave the […]

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Colleges Sports Law

Law Schools that specialize in Sports Law

While there definitely are many Law Schools in America that allow you to specialize in Sports Law during your 3rd year of Law School, throughout my life, I have heard of three Law Schools that have exceptional Sports Law programs. Those schools are Tulane, Marquette, and Duke. Tulane’s “Sports Lawyers Journal” is known throughout the […]

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Sports Law

The Sports Lawyers Association

The Sports Lawyers Association is a website for “practicing lawyers, law educators, law students, and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports.” It is a nonprofit organization headed by Kenneth Shropshire, author of The Business of Sports Agents, a book that I feel is a must for any future […]

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Sports Law

Want to be an NBA agent?

Since we discussed the rules and regulations for NFL agents, it is only proper that we explore the other major professional leagues in America. In order to represent a basketball player, a person must first become registered as an NBPA Player Agent. You must have a degree from a 4 year University or have “sufficient” […]

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Sports Agents Sports Law

Should a Sports Agent go to Law School?

One of the readers of this blog posed an excellent question in an e-mail. It is a question that there is no definite answer to, but one in which I have wanted to tackle for a while now. The question is: I’ve been going over some things recently (plus I’m taking some business classes right […]

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Sports Law

Want to be an NFL agent? Part II

So I got a lot of e-mails from people who have been reading this blog since day one saying how suprised they were about the myriad of rules that the NFL has for aspiring Sports Agents. But the rules don’t end when you finally become a registered Agent… If you pass the written exam, you […]

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Sports Law

The Sports Agent’s Constitution

The UAAA, otherwise known as the Uniform Athlete Agents Act is a document that you should become familiar with if you have not already become accustomed to it. Created in 2000, it has been adopted by 33 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of July 20, 2005. Those states can be seen […]

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Sports Law

Want to be an NFL agent?

To become an NFL Sports Agent, the NFLPA (players association) requires you to go through a longer process than the other 2 main American sports. The current specifications are as follows: A non-refundable application fee of $1,650.00 Undergraduate AND post graduate degree (Master’s or Law) from an accredited college/university. Mandatory attendance at a 2006 (if […]

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Fantasy Sports Sports Law

MLB Wants Your $$$

Cover up your face MLB…you should be ashamed of yourself… Check out an interesting post over at the Sports Law Blog on: Can Player Statistics Be “Owned”? Apparently the MLB believes that since it has won lawsuit after lawsuit in the past to retain its anti-trust exemption, it can do whatever the hell it wants…charging […]