Sam C. Ehrlich, J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Legal Studies in Business
Office: MBEB 2112
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30
Sam practiced as a sports agent consultant and immigration attorney before pursuing and earning his Ph.D. in sport management at Florida State University. He joined the Boise State University Department of Management in 2020. His research examines legal aspects of the sports industry, specifically focusing on issues in athlete fairness in collective bargaining and employment, the unique application of antitrust law to sports, and Constitutional issues with restrictions on college athlete name, image, and likeness. Sam teaches courses in the legal environment of business, business ethics, and negotiation. He has published articles in several journals including the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, the Journal of Sport Management, and the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport.
Ph.D., Sport Management, Florida State University, 2020
J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2014
B.A., Sport Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2011
- Legal Environment of Business
- Employment Law
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Business Ethics
- Negotiation Theory and Practice
Areas of Expertise
- Sports Law
- Sports Ethics
- Antitrust Law
- Employment Law
- Constitutional Law
With Name, Image, and Likeness, College Sports Enters the Gig Economy, forthcoming with Journal of Sport Management (2023) (advance online publication at https://doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2022-0152) (with Joe Sabin and Neal C. Ternes).
The Inherent Bad Faith of the NCAA’s Use of Title IX to Shield Their Illegal Business Practices, forthcoming with 25 Georgetown J. Gender & Law (2023).
Probing for Holes in the 100-Year-Old Baseball Exemption: A New Post-Alston Challenge, 90 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 1172, pp. 1172-1206 (2022).Putting the First Amendment in Play: Name, Image, and Likeness Policies and Athlete Freedom of Speech, 45 Columbia J. Law & Arts 47, pp. 47-94 (2021) (with Neal C. Ternes).
Tracking the Evolution of Stare Decisis, 60 U. Louisville L. Rev. 57, pp. 57-126 (2021) (with Ryan M. Rodenberg).