Raymond Yasser JD

Professor of Law College of Law
Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


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.

J.D., Duke University
B.A., University of Delaware

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.

Advanced Torts
Sports Law

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Law Reviews

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

Warren Spahn's Legal Legacy - The Right to be Free From False Praise, 26 Seton Hall J. Sports & Enter. L. 49 (2008).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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).

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).

Liability For Sports Related Injuries, in The Law of Professional and Amateur Sports


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).