This unit will explore various contemporary, evolving legal issues in the field of "sports law". It will provide students with an overview, appreciation and critical evaluation of the ways in which sport and the law interact, and often collide with each other. It will also provide students with an opportunity to explore the application of several traditional areas of the law in novel circumstances uniquely offered by the sporting context. Where appropriate, the unit will explore the social, political, commercial and economic objectives and influences on the law and its application to the sporting industry, and (given the increasing globalisation of sports law) will provide various avenues of comparative analysis across different jurisdictions and in the international law sphere.
The Nutrition Policy Institute is evaluating a new model of distribution of fresh produce by a school district that benefits both farmers and the local community. The Food Hub, pioneered by the Riverside, California Unified School District , provides a model that can expand markets for specialty crops into areas that lack the resources and volume to make fresh produce part of their menus or sales, and that the growers previously have not been able to penetrate. Small school districts, corner stores, childcare homes and centers, small restaurants and WIC stores can all benefit from the increased access to fresh produce through the RUSD Food Hub. In addition, these outlets provide a place to sell small and cosmetically imperfect produce, thereby reducing food waste while also developing a new revenue stream for local farmers. If the RUSD Food Hub is successful, the model could be adopted by other large school districts, each of which can develop new markets for specialty crop growers while improving nutrition for needy communities.