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Analyzing the WNBA's Mandatory Age/Education Policy from a Legal, Cultural and Ethical Perspective: Women, Men and the Professional Sports Landscape


Marc Edelman


Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York; Fordham University School of Law

Keith Harrison


University of Central Florida

2008

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008

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This article discusses the WNBA age/education policy from a legal, cultural, and ethical perspective. Part One of this article discusses the women's basketball landscape in terms of sociology, race, and gender. Part Two discusses the history of women's basketball in America, as well as the history of the WNBA and its age/education policy. Part Three explains the legal issues that underlie an antitrust challenge to the WNBA age/education policy under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. Part Four discusses the likely effect on society if the courts were to overturn the WNBA age/education policy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: WNBA, antitrust, age requirements, education requirements, ethics, gender

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Date posted: October 30, 2008 ; Last revised: November 5, 2010

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Edelman, Marc and Harrison, Keith, Analyzing the WNBA's Mandatory Age/Education Policy from a Legal, Cultural and Ethical Perspective: Women, Men and the Professional Sports Landscape (2008). Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1291956

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Marc Edelman (Contact Author)
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ( email )
One Bernard Baruch Way
Box B9-220
New York, NY 10010
United States
Fordham University School of Law ( email )
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States
Keith Harrison
University of Central Florida ( email )
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1400
United States
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