The following books are categorized alphabetically, according to the first word in the title. This list is the sole, independent work of the SLS Blog and does not reflect the views of Marquette University Law School (MULS) or the National Sports Law Institute (NSLI). Additionally, none of the submissions were requested by the authors.


“People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.” -Julie Rugg

  • Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL
    • Author: N. Jeremi Duru
  • A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports
    • Author: Brad Snyder
  • Careers in Sports Law
    • Authors: Marc Edelman & Geoffrey Christopher Rapp
  •  Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports
    • Author: Jay M. Smith
  • Crunching Numbers: An Inside Look at the Salary Cap and Negotiating Player Contracts
    •  Authors: Jason Fitzgerald & Vijay Natarajan 
    • Submitted by @DavidCohenEsq, TB Buccaneers General Counsel
  • Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation
    • Author: Sarah K. Fields
  •  How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know
    • Author: Darren Heitner*
  • Illegal Procedure: A Sports Agent Comes Clean on the Dirty Business of College Football
    • Authors: Josh Luchs & James Dale
  • League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
    • Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada Steve Fainaru
  • Legal Bases
  • License to Deal: A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent
  • Negotiate Like the Pros: A Top Sports Negotiator’s Lessons for Making Deals, Building Relationships, and Getting What You Want
    • Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire
  • Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA’s Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime
    • Author: Jeff Benedict
  • Pay for Play:  A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform
    • Author: Ronald A. Smith
  • Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
    • Author: James Andrew Miller
  • Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges
    • Author: Kristi Dosh
  • Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems
    • Authors: Matthew Mitten**, Timothy Davis, Rodney Smith, N. Jeremi Duru
  •  The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game
    • Author: Leigh Steinberg
  •  The Business of Sports Agents
    • Authors: Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis , N. Jeremi Duru
  • The Little Book of Basketball Law
    • Author: Melissa Altman Linksy
  •  The Little White Book of Baseball Law
    • Authors: John H. Minan & Kevin Cole
  • The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need to Know (Networking)
  • The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football 
    • Authors: Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape
    • Author: Jessica Luther
  •  Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Exploiting College Athletes
    • Author: Walter Byers
  • You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League
    • Author: Amy Trask

*Darren Heitner was previously featured in our #SLBrief series.

**Matthew Mitten is a Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the NSLI at MULS.

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