LAW201 Sports Law

Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit is designed for students who want to develop a specialised knowledge in the arena of sports law.

The subject will consider the legal issues as they relate to sport in Australia, with aspects of international interest.

Studying this unit will provide students with an overview and enable a critical evaluation of the manner in which sport and the law interact.

Students will have an opportunity to explore the intersection of social, political, commercial and economic influences on the sporting arena.

The theoretical components of this unit will be balanced with a practical exploration of current sports law issues.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the common law principles and the statutes that regulate sports law;
  2. critically report and analyse on the current practice and propose future directions governing sports law;
  3. use initiative and judgment in identifying issues and applying the principles of sports law to provide persuasive arguments and solutions to fact based problems which feature the competing interests of stakeholders (athletes, regulatory and governing bodies, sponsors); and
  4. use research skills to identify, analyse, and clearly communicate arguments relating to sports law to specialist or non-specialist audiences.