Integrating Fields in Sport Law: Using the O’Brien v Ohio State University Case to Teach Principles of Contract Law, NCAA Compliance, and International Arbitration

Sport Management Education Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 79-110, 2011

32 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2011 Last revised: 31 Dec 2012

See all articles by Anastasios Kaburakis

Anastasios Kaburakis

Saint Louis University - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Linda A. Sharp

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Pierce

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: December 27, 2011

Abstract

Case law discussions in sport management scholarship and pedagogy frequently focus exclusively on one primary topic area. Thus, a case serves as a textbook example of a specific legal theory and management practice points. Occasionally, a multi-faceted case allows for an elaborate, comprehensive analysis, integrating teaching concepts from several areas of the law. Such is the factual scenario of O’Brien v. Ohio State University. This teaching case study offers lessons in Contract Law, NCAA Compliance, and International Arbitration. The complex web of these three intersections of sport law, policy, and management provides students and scholars the opportunity to both delve deeper into concepts and learn crucial details in a broader context. Key facets of each portion instrumentally affected the other portions of the case, triggering chain reactions. Teaching this case contributes to students’ appreciation of these intertwining concepts, and creates overall awareness of potentially far-reaching ramifications for each action.

Keywords: Contract Law, NCAA, Compliance, Arbitration, International Law, Migration, Ethics, Pedagogy

JEL Classification: D74, J52, K00, K10, K12, K19, K20, K29, K30, K33, K39, K40, K41, K49

Suggested Citation

Kaburakis, Anastasios and Sharp, Linda A. and Pierce, David, Integrating Fields in Sport Law: Using the O’Brien v Ohio State University Case to Teach Principles of Contract Law, NCAA Compliance, and International Arbitration (December 27, 2011). Sport Management Education Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 79-110, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1977349

Anastasios Kaburakis (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business ( email )

3674 Lindell Blvd
Davis-Shaughnessy Hall 407
St. Louis, MO 63108-3397
United States

Linda A. Sharp

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

David Pierce

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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