Exploring Ethical Issues and Examples by Using Sport

Atlantic Law Journal, Vol. 13, pp. 19-59, 2011

41 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2011  

Adam Epstein

Central Michigan University - Department of Finance and Law

Bridget Niland

Daemen College - Department of Business Administration

Date Written: August 31, 2011

Abstract

The purpose of the paper is to offer suggestions to engage your students when arriving at the ethics portion of your business law, legal environment, or sports law course. With due respect given to the classic theory of ethics, the paper offers ethical issues in the context of sport at all levels, including youth sport, interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional and the Olympic Games. Unique topics include sport-related fraud, the use of performance-enhancing drugs and technology, raging parents, running up the score, and whether the myriad of NCAA bylaws genuinely reflect and promote fundamental principles of amateurism, sportsmanship, and education.

Keywords: sports, law, ethics, pedagogy, Olympics, NCAA, interscholastic, youth sport, intercollegiate sport, performance-enhancing drugs, raging, parents, NCAA, bylaws, amateurism, sportsmanship

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Adam and Niland, Bridget, Exploring Ethical Issues and Examples by Using Sport (August 31, 2011). Atlantic Law Journal, Vol. 13, pp. 19-59, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1920429

Adam Epstein (Contact Author)

Central Michigan University - Department of Finance and Law ( email )

334 Sloan Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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Bridget Niland

Daemen College - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Amherst, NY 14226
United States

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