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Legal Issues in Professional Hockey: National and International Dimensions

Author: 
Kurlantzick, Lewis, Zephaniah Swift Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Credentials: 
LL.B (J.D.) Harvard University /Board of Editors, Law Review; author of Legal Issues in Professional Basketball (2011)

This volume is the third in an ongoing project on the legal regulation of athletics. It consists of a set of research essays on a variety of legal issues facing professional hockey. The contributors are a distinguished group of academics and practitioners who have long focused their intellectual efforts on the legal governance of professional and amateur athletics. And this is a much needed addition to the law literature both in the United States as well as internationally.

Professional hockey, unlike other North American professional sports, has multiple international dimensions. This work provides a thorough, needed and up-to-date discussion of the application of criminal, tort, labor, and tax law in matters dealing with hockey by enlisting key legal scholars, academics and practicing attorneys and solicitors who are widely recognized in their specific fields. The volume also presents a sophisticated analysis of the economics of the National Hockey League (NHL). Since hockey as a professional sport is expanding and developing internationally, this work is a timely contribution to the legal aspects of its existence and development.

Chapter I Introduction--introduction and commentary on the content of the succeeding chapters Lewis Kurlantzick

Chapter II Bruins’ Defenseman Teddy Green Was Going To Die:

Violence, Hockey and the Criminal Law……………………………………………………………69

Roger I. Abrams

Chapter III The Economy of the National Hockey League ……………..…………………95

Andrew Zimbalist

Chapter IV The Entry Level System of the National Hockey League……….…….117

Joseph Weiler, Patrick Weiler, & Shashika Stanislaus

Chapter V An Overview of International and State Tax Issues

for Professional Hockey Players……………………………………………………………………..….175

Alan Pogroszewski & Kari Smoker

Chapter VI The NHL Concussion Litigation:

Much Ado About Not So Much …………………………………………………………………….….215

James Goodfellow

References …………………………………………………………………………………………………………255

Index …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………281

Roger Abrams, noted Sports Law professor and co-editor of leading casebook in the field

Andrew Zimbalist, prominent sports economist

Dr. Joseph Weiler, distinguished Canadian professor of sports, media and entertainment law,
member of Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia, highly experienced mediator and arbitrator

James Goodfellow, Chicago labor and employment practitioner

Alan Pogroszewski and Kari Smoker, taxation specialists with experience in representation of professional hockey players.

Market: 
Sports law, Hockey-United States and Canada; International law of Sports, Entertainment, Criminal, Tort, Tax, and Labor Law; Legal and economic aspects of management of sports entities; Legal aspects of representation and client-agent contractual arrangements.
Release Date: 
October 15th, 2016
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-88-2
Price: 
$84.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
302
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
Yes - Statistical and informational armature: tables and graphs
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Irish Research Series: 
No