Sessions Information

  • January 3, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    Sports are usually thought of as a force for good, demonstrating values of teamwork, perseverance, and human achievement. However, sports are as susceptible as any global industry to criminal activity and corruption, imposing significant costs on the many constituencies who make up and support the game. Criminality in sports has manifested in management corruption (e.g., FIFA and U.S. college basketball bribery scandals), threats to the integrity of the game (e.g., gambling-related match-fixing in professional tennis), and abuse of vulnerable athletes (e.g., Larry Nassar’s molesting underage gymnasts). Although the sports industry has responded with good governance initiatives and efforts at self-policing, these reforms have not abated the calls for greater public regulation of sports, including the imposition of criminal penalties. This program examines what constitutes sports corruption and criminality that public policy and resources should address, and what is the appropriate legislative and law enforcement response to sports world misconduct.

    Business meeting at program conclusion. 

Date & Time
Jodi S. Balsam, Brooklyn Law School

William W Berry, III, University of Mississippi School of Law

Mr. Samir A. Gandhi, Sidley Austin LLP - New York

Mr. John Holden, Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business

Dionne L. Koller, University of Baltimore School of Law

Matthew J. Mitten, Marquette University Law School

Session Fees
  • [3140] Law and Sports, Co-Sponsored by Criminal Justice - The Dark Side of Sports: Crime, Corruption, and Cost: $0.00
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