Baseball has gifted us not just with summer fun, salty snacks and occasionally alarming renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner,” it has also presented a number of legal issues over the past 150 years. USD School of Law Dean Kevin Cole has partnered up with law professor John Minan to present The Little White Book of Baseball Law, an informative, fun 18 chapters that “touch on nearly every major area of the law.” Those who have spent nights staring at the ceiling pondering the answers to questions such as, “who is the legal owner of Barry Bonds’ record-setting home run ball?” need look no further.
Dean Cole was executive editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced law in Philadelphia before joining the faculty in 1987. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of evidence, and criminal law and procedure. He served as reporter for the Committee on Forfeiture in Drug Offense Cases of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is the co-author of both the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Handbook (Shepard's/McGraw-Hill) and the Federal Sentencing and Forfeiture Guide (Del Mar Legal Publishers). He has been a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University.