Courses & Units

Sports Law LAW626

Introduction

The inexorable connection between Australian society and sport is undeniable. This unit examines how legal principles are modified or applied in a way that is often innovative and unusual when placed in a sporting context. Not only will the underlying principles be explored, but also the broader question of whether law should alter its doctrines to take account of the sporting environment will be critically questioned. Specific topics covered include the legal nature of sporting organisations, the law of obligations and sport, the role of sporting tribunals, dispute resolution mechanisms such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport, compensation rights for sporting related injuries, the application of the criminal law for offences on the sporting field, discrimination within sporting contests, the policing of anti-doping regimes, and laws targeting corruption and gambling in sport. Contemporary sporting and legal issues will be highlighted throughout the unit and all primary materials be considered from a sporting angle.

Summary

Unit name Sports Law
Unit code LAW626
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Lynden Griggs

Teaching staff

Lynden Griggs

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
3 090999

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW251 AND LAW254 AND LAW253 AND LAW255 AND LAW256 AND LAW250 AND LAW252 OR LAW226 AND LAW224 AND LAW223 AND LAW225 AND LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW205 OR LAW224 AND LAW222 AND LAW351 AND LAW223 AND LAW253 AND LAW221 AND LAW352

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

32 hours of seminar based learning – taught intensively.

Assessment

A combination of internal assessment options will be used.

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Textbooks

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