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Philadelphia and Sports Law
Atlantic Law Journal (2017)
  • Adam Epstein, Central Michigan University
  • Brian Halsey, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
From birth to death and from race to Rocky, one would be hard-pressed to demonstrate that a city has had more of a cultural and legal impact on sports generally and sports law specifically than the city of Philadelphia. The purpose of this article is to introduce Philadelphia-based cases and incidents that have influenced sports law, sometimes at a national level. This piece serves historical, legal and pedagogical purposes, and we hope it will also serve as a springboard to further research regarding the City of Brotherly Love. Tort law and the criminal law are the most prevalent cases within this jurisdiction, but Philadelphia has an array of other influential cases in a variety of contexts and subjects, especially those that impact contract law and issues related to gender and harassment. We include excerpts from a variety of commentary and news reports as well where we feel it is appropriate to add flavor and perspective.
  • Philadelphia,
  • Philly,
  • Sports Law,
  • Rocky,
  • Phillies,
  • Phillie Phanatic,
  • Eagles,
  • Eagles Court,
  • Santa Claus Incident,
  • Curse of Billy Penn,
  • Fan Violence,
  • Fan Misbehavior,
  • Veteran’s Stadium,
  • Flyers,
  • Concussion,
  • CTE,
  • NFL,
  • Schentzel,
  • Loughran,
  • David Sale,
  • Jr.,
  • Vomit Man,
  • Milicic,
  • Iverson,
  • Reserve Clause,
  • Curt Flood,
  • Gender Discrimination,
  • Haffer,
  • Medcalf,
  • Lansdowne,
  • Cureton,
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Publication Date
Summer September 1, 2017
Citation Information
Adam Epstein and Brian Halsey. "Philadelphia and Sports Law" Atlantic Law Journal Vol. 19 (2017) p. 114 - 176
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