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James O. Overby earned degrees from Columbia University (J.D.), the University of Kentucky (M.A.), and Murray State University (A.B.). He recently retired as General Counsel, and remains "Of Counsel" for Murray, KY, and is conducting legal research for that institution. As a high school and college student he participated in several extracurricular activities. In both high school and college he was a varsity debater; in high school he was a member of the basketball team; and in graduate school he was a member of the University of Kentucky boxing team. In addition to practicing law, he has been employed as a teacher. He has enjoyed teaching at the University of South Carolina, George Peabody (Vanderbilt University), and Murray State University. The subjects he has taught include constitutional law, administrative law, business law, the law of higher education, and international law. At Murray State, he also assisted in teaching courses such as the Law of Physical Education and Recreation, and Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Management. Additionally, during the time that he held a private law practice, he assisted young men and women in setting up business enterprises. The blend of theoretical and practical aspects of law are reflected in Legal Aspects of Sport Entrepreneurship. His practice in the business world has given him unique experience in evaluating the needs, capabilities, and challenges of business entrepreneurs.
James O. Overby Titles:
Legal Aspects of Sport Entrepreneurship

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