This course is directed at students with an interest in developing an in-depth knowledge of current issues in equine law. Equine law is an amalgamation of various areas of the law employed specifically in the advancement of the equine industry. The industry is founded on a tradition of handshake deals (which still take place at the highest level) but is increasingly sophisticated. This course will take a multi-disciplinary approach and investigate current topics, including account wagering, simulcasting, stallion syndications, multiple ownership vehicles, intellectual property, tax and other emerging topics. The course will investigate the legal relationships (rights, duties, and obligations) among and between the constituent parties in horse racing, breeding, ownership and sport horse activities and the laws that to a greater or lesser degree define those relationships.
PREREQUISITES: Law 860 (Tax I); concurrent enrollment is permitted.