Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Madison B
    Floor: Mezzanine Level
    Participation in sports poses risks to athletes on and off the field. Given the potential for a wide range of serious injuries from athletic participation, questions about best practices and assumption of the risk pervade sports. These include the use and enforceability of liability waivers, the availability of medical personnel and equipment at practices and games, the duration and conditions of practices and games, and the scope of vicarious liability. The role of sports equipment manufacturers in protecting health and safety also remains paramount, and product liability issues persist. Further, the methods and medications used in athlete health care have generated legal concern, particularly with respect to opioid painkillers and performance enhancing drugs. This panel will provide a window into the many cross-cutting legal issues, and how the options for addressing those issues will impact athletes, institutions, and the future of sports.
    Section Award will be presented around 8:30 am.  
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 
Session Speakers
University of Mississippi School of Law

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Duke University School of Law

University of Houston Law Center

Boston College Law School

Session Fees
  • [4160] Law and Sports, Co-Sponsored by Law, Medicine & Health Care and Torts & Compensation Systems - Sports, Torts, and Health: The Role of Law in Protecting Athlete Welfare: $0.00