LAW37510 Sports Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will examine core areas of sports law as they affect athletes, spectators and organizers of sports events. In particular, it will consider contractual issues in sport between the various actors, the structure and powers of sports associations and the role of intellectual property in sports and sports marketing. Framing the module will be an examination of the global governance of sports and its judicial enforcement by the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles governing each area of the module through use of appropriate legal terminology.
2. Comprehend the principles of each area of the module and the difference between each area of the module.
3. Provide an analysis, discussion and commentary upon each area of the module.
4. Apply the principles arising from each area to novel factual scenarios.

Indicative Module Content:

Subject that are covered in this module may include. The substance of the module might differ between academic year depending on teaching staff availability:

- global sports governance and the role of th International Olympic Committee
- settlement of sporting disputes, CAS jurisdiction
- civil liability of athletes
- criminal liability of athletes
- doping
- intellectual property in sports (incl. braodcasting rights)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The main part of the module will be delivered via lectures, supplemented, where appropriate, by group work discussions. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW10380 - Sports Law, SMGT10220 - Sports Legislation

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination covering the first two segments of the module (mid-term). Week 7 Yes Graded No


Examination: Examination covering the last two segments of the module (end-term) Week 12 Yes Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback will be provided own Brightspace after the assessment.

Name Role
Ms Susan Ahern Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr David Casserly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Margery Hilko Lecturer / Co-Lecturer