Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

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

Marc Edelman

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

Keith Harrison

University of Central Florida

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1291956

Marc Edelman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business ( 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

Paper statistics

Downloads
714
Rank
28,466
Abstract Views
3,845