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ERIC Number: EJ859107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Utilization of the "National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Manual" as a Teaching Tool
Epstein, Adam; Anderson, Paul
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v26 n1 p109-136 Win-Spr 2009
Teaching a specialized law course to students who are not in law school is a refreshing venture for most instructors. It often provides the instructor with an opportunity to teach in an area of specific research interest that is much more focused than the general business law or legal environment of business course. Accordingly, for those instructors who have the opportunity to teach a course in sports law in their curriculum in a legal studies program housed in a college of business, a legal aspects of sport or sport governance course in a sport management program, or even in a law school course devoted to collegiate athletics, the most current edition of the "National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Manual" (the Manual) can be used as part of the pedagogical process in beneficial ways. Utilization of the Manual can lead to detailed discussions of the way in which any business or organization responds and adapts to changing times, terms, and technologies. It also allows for the students and instructor to consider and analyze whether the NCAA has drafted effective and enforceable internal rules, regulations, or policies. This article provides instructors with some ideas as to how they can incorporate the Manual into their own course without having to reinvent the wheel. Part II offers a brief history of the NCAA and provides the proper context for the particular provisions of the Manual. Part III focuses on the Manual itself, including discussions of principles and themes found within its borders, the connection of the Manual to traditional legal and sports law topics, and it offers examples of some oversights and curious provisions for comic relief. (Contains 104 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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