SMGT10220 Sports Legislation

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module identifies and illustrates aspects of sports law and its particular relevance to sport and the sports industry. It provides an understanding of the current state of interaction between sport and the law. It explores such issues as doping in sport, liability for sport injuries, player image rights and the regulation of sports governing bodies.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On the completion of this module students should be able to:

(i) identify and understand sports rules and fair play procedures;
(ii) understand sport and criminal law;- comprehend sport and equality law;
(iii) develop and understand the impact of European community law and its impact on the business of sport.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is predominantly lecture-based with in-class discussion of critical cases. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW37510 - Sports Law, SMGT20050 - Sport and the Law

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual Assignment Week 11 n/a Graded No


Examination: End of semester examination (2 hours) 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Isabelle Fitzpatrick Mooney Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Ross Neville Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 11:00 - 12:50