“Free of legal jargon, this accessible book emphasizes the historical and cultural context that influences legal decisions and the reciprocal impact that sport, law, and the larger society have on one another. Recommended, upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals; general readers.”
—Choice, January 2016
“This book should be of great interest for sport historians and American studies’ scholars.”
—Sport in American History
“Sport and the Law is an exceptionally well- edited anthology of its kind. Unlike conventional sports law books that focus on the effect of law and case law on the field of sport, this refined specimen places sports case law into a comprehensive historical and cultural context that gives life to the legal decisions that have had a profound impact on American sport, law, and the larger society. The essays are written in a scholarly yet jargon- free manner that assumes no prior knowledge of legal, historical, or jurisprudential theory on the part of the reader. It is an easily accessible book that is a must- read for those interested in specific sports- law cases, the historical and social context in which they were adjudicated, and their ultimate legacy to sport and the United States of America. Sport and the Law should certainly be added to the list of textbooks for college programs of study in law, sport, history, and American studies.
—Ying WuShanley, Journal of Sport History, Fall 2016