Analyzing the WNBA's Mandatory Age/Education Policy from a Legal, Cultural and Ethical Perspective: Women, Men and the Professional Sports Landscape
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008
28 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2008 Last revised: 5 Nov 2010
Date Written: 2008
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.
Keywords: WNBA, antitrust, age requirements, education requirements, ethics, gender
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