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Raymond Yasser, JD

Raymond Yasser, JD
Professor of Law
College of Law
Law
918-631-2442 College of Law Room 248

Education

JD – Duke University BA – University of Delaware

Bio

Professor Ray Yasser is lead co-author of Sports Law: Cases and Materials, a sports law casebook widely used in law schools around the country, and has published widely in the sports law area. He has served as plaintiff's counsel in more than 70 Title IX (gender equality) sports cases, and he has also represented numerous athletes in eligibility disputes. Yasser teaches torts, advanced torts, and sports law at TU, where he has won numerous teaching awards. He has taught international sports law abroad, and in the fall of 2009 was a Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Prior to joining the TU law faculty, Yasser served in the North Carolina Attorney General's Office. He earned his J.D. in 1974 from Duke Law School.

Research Interests

The lead coauthor of a sports law casebook which is used nationwide, and has published widely in the sports law area. Yasser has served as counsel for plaintiffs in over 70 Title IX cases.

Teaching Interests

Torts
Advanced Torts
Sports Law

Publications

Law Reviews

  • Ray Yasser, The Case For Reviving The Four-Year Deal, 86 Tul. L. Rev. 987 (2012).

  • Ray Yasser, “J.J. Morrison” and His Right of Publicity Lawsuit Against the NCAA, (with Sean Hanlon) 15 Ill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 241 (2008).

  • Ray Yasser & Matthew Block, Upon Further Review: Recognizing Procedural Due Process Rights for Suspending High School Athletes, (with Matthew Block) 26 Ent. & Sports Law. 1 (2008).

  • Ray Yasser, Warren Spahn’s Legal Legacy – The Right to be Free From False Praise, 26 Seton Hall J. Sports & Enter. L. 49 (2008).

  • Ray Yasser & Clay Fees, Attacking the NCAA’s Anti-Transfer Rules as Covenants Not to Compete, (with Clay Fees) 15 Seton Hall J. Sport L. 221 (2005).

  • Ray Yasser & Sam Schiller, Gender Equity in Interscholastic Sports: The Final Saga: The Fight For Fees, (with Sam Schiller) 34 Tulsa L.J. 85 (1998).

  • Ray Yasser, Defamation as a Constitutional Tort: With Actual Malice for All, 12 Tulsa L.J. 601 (1997).

  • Ray Yasser & Sam Schiller, Gender Equity in Athletics: The New Battleground of Interscholastic Sports, (with Sam Schiller) 15 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J 371 (1997).

  • Ray Yasser & Sam Schiller, Gender Equity in Interscholastic Sports: A Case Study, (with Sam Schiller) 33 Tulsa L.J. 273 (1997).

  • Ray Yasser, In the Heat of Competition: Tort Liability of One Participant to Another: Why Can’t Participants be Required to be Reasonable?, 5 Seton Hall J. Sport L. 253 (1995).

  • Ray Yasser, A Comprehensive Blueprint for the Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics, 3 Marq. Sports L.J. 123 (1993).

  • Ray Yasser, Athletic Scholarship Disarmament, 17 J. of Sport & Social Issues 70 (1993).

  • Ray Yasser, Public Disclosure of Private Facts, 8 Sports Medicine Digest (1986).

  • Ray Yasser, Are Scholarship Athletes at Big-Time Programs Really University Employees? — You Bet They Are!, 9 The Black L.J. (UCLA) 65 (1984).

  • Ray Yasser, The Black Athletes’ Equal Protection Case Against the NCAA’s New Academic Standards, 19 Gonz. L. Rev. 83 (1983).

  • Ray Yasser, Strangulating Hearsay: The Residual Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule, 11 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 587 (1980).

  • Ray Yasser, Federal Communications Commission v. National Citizen’s Committee for Broadcasting: The Ultimate Media Hype, 67 Ky. L.J. 903 (1979).

  • Raymond Yasser, Law School Admissions: A Nontraditional Approach, 49 Okla. B.J. 1426 (1978).

Books

  • Raymond Yasser, Torts and Sports: Legal Liability in Professional and Amateur Athletics (1985).

Book Chapters

  • A Comprehensive Blueprint for the Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics, in Sports Law and Regulation (Gordon Hylton and Paul M. Anderson eds., Marquette Univ. Press 1999). Reprint. Previously published in 3 Marq. Sports L.J. 123 (1994).

  • Ray Yasser, A Comprehensive Blueprint for the Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics, 3 Marq. Sports L.J. 123 (1993).

  • Ray Yasser, Liability For Sports Related Injuries, in The Law of Professional and Amateur Sports (1988).

Casebooks

  • Sports Law: Cases and Materials (with C. Peter Goplerud, James R. McCurdy & Maureen A. Weston eds., 8th ed. LexisNexis 2015) (Anderson 2000).

  • Sports Law: Cases and Materials (with C. Peter Goplerud & James R. McCurdy eds., Anderson 3d ed. 1997) (Univ. Press of America 1985).

Other

  • Sports Law, in
    Sum & Substance
    (West’s Outstanding Professor Series, 1992, 1996) (Audio Tape).

  • Black Athletes and Academic Standards, 27 Chron. High. Educ. (Jan. 11, 1984).

Courses Taught

  • Law of Sports
  • Torts

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Professor
  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Teacher Award