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LAWS13-543: Sports Law

Description

Sports Law is an undergraduate elective subject offered by the Faculty of Law. Sports Law analyses legal issues involved in the organisation of sporting events and participation in sporting events and organisations. The subject includes: the right to sport and sports diplomacy; the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and the globalisation of sports business; legal responsibilities for injuries and accidents in sport; trade practices law aspects of sport; taxation and international taxation for athletes and clubs; dispute resolution mechanisms in sport; WADA and the control of doping in sport; match-fixing and integrity of sport; legal protection of sporting celebrity image; intellectual property issues and sports marketing, sponsorship and event management; gambling and sport; player and agent contracts, and contractual aspects of the organisation of sporting events. We adopt a comparative and global approach (using, in particular, the laws of Canada, Scandinavia, US, UK, the EU, SE Asia and Australia, to provide an overview of international sports laws.)

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeLAWS13-543
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Comprehend legal problems to identify sports law issues and to explain those issues.
2. Apply principles of sports law to the facts of problems.
3. Design appropriate strategies to ensure sports people do not contravene sports law or incur liability.
4. Analyse and critique, reflect upon and evaluate the effectiveness of various sports law rules and provisions.
5. Communicate more effectively in writing and orally.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2018
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018