Additional Resources for Readers of An Advanced Introduction to Global Sports Law (Edgar Publishing)
This title is part of a prestigious series of short summaries by invited authors. Professor Steve Ross is honored to be among those selected. The book seeks to synthesize all of global sports law in under 140 pages. To explore issues in greater depth, a series of webinars are being recorded.
Webinar 1: Judicial Review and Governing Bodies
Reviewing chapter 1 of the Advanced Introduction, the structure of sports governing bodies, the unique nature of the US sports league commissioner, and the different concepts of deferential judicial review in the US and the UK were explored in a webinar recorded April 1, 2021, with Professor Ross' guests: Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer in Law at Berkeley Law and former President of the Oakland A’s, and Jonathan Taylor QC, a prominent English sports solicitor who directs the sports practice at the global firm Bird & Bird, who will discuss the “supervisory review” of English sports governance.
Registration is required but there is no charge to view the recording. The recording is available at: https://psu.zoom.us/rec/share/RJSwwMuiV9e8YfOYtevL3ufmBlIOLE9FoUlbbNL_wgPIrcw9OYGdahgkGH6Cq52u.rs_3eoiSH_SuScXy
Webinar 2: The Mission of Sports Governing Boards
The second event focuses on the mission of governing boards. Guests for this event included Miguel Cardenal Carro, Professor of Law at Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid) and former Spanish Minister of State for Sport; and David Trodden, Author and CEO of the New South Wales Rugby League.
Registration is required but there is no charge to view the recording. The recording is available at: https://psu.zoom.us/rec/share/kIRkU2wsDZ3ECWRIEZ7JqC1sQP7YY16u7xyycI5_7YXJxVBlpin2eVPVaeF8j-7c.aHgW5_VJogw6yTss
Webinar 3: Regulation of Player Agents
The third event focused on the very different approaches to agent regulation in North America and the rest of the world. Guests included Doug Allen, Retired Professor from Practice in Labor & Employment Relations at Penn State, formerly Deputy Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and Executive Director of the Screen Actors Guild, and James Kitching, Director of Football Regulatory at FIFA.
Registration is required but there is no fee to view the recording. The recording is available at: https://psu.zoom.us/rec/play/KqdUyctHaiDjTch8fIo-aIXlnhOZq6NUtHf442zaNdSJ1dlN7LsXgBXMog3206dPtUYmqO9aicBbFxDR.n5Z-iaYkQjCzVHOd?continueMode=true
Webinar 4: FIFA Regulation of Player Contracts
The fourth event focuses on FIFA’s extensive regulatory regime concerning the transfer of players between global football clubs. Guests were Prof Stefan Szymanski of the University of Michigan, a world-renowned sports economist and leading critic of the transfer system, and Michele Bernasconi, a senior attorney at the Zürich firm of Bär & Karrer, well-known CAS arbitrator, and Co-Director of the UEFA Football Law Programme, who explained the underlying foundations and principles of the system. The discussion also featured the counter-proposal I offered in my Advanced Introduction (see Chapter 3.2.2) (although please follow up with me as my views continue to change, reflected in the forthcoming Spanish version of the book.)
Registration is required but there is no fee to view the recording. The recording is available at https://psu.zoom.us/rec/share/oHjWisRsvomWAWV6y0QtDhMEVj6U6aPFUXqzng6cmQQNAYnpbBvf2RCKKQTPg7ze.3GJwxhmvAFzvvqW0