Sports Law - LW655

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5)







The overall objective of the module is to provide a foundational exposition and appreciation of Sports Law, considering key elements of the legal and institutional framework. Sport in the UK (as elsewhere) is now subject to a very wide range set of systems of supervision involving the application of principles and institutional governance subject to a wide spectrum of legal sources, including public and private law, national and international law as well as sui generis dispute resolution systems such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport based in Switzerland. The module will develop student learning by focusing on a range of legal topics and issues, which constitute integral key components of Sports Law.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

20 hours.

Method of assessment

100% coursework consisting of essay plan and an essay.

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of foundational elements and issues concerning sports law.
Demonstrate a detailed appreciation of the international context and influences on the development of sports law.
Demonstrate a detailed appreciation of the role of law in giving effect to sports policy objectives and values.
Offer critical evaluation of the role of law and policy involved in the development of sports governance.
Locate and retrieve legal, policy and other relevant sources for the study of sports law and using these effectively in written work.
Understand relevant legal sources such as legislative material and judicial decisions.

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