Courses & Units

Sports Law LAW626

Note: Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.


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 and the policing of anti-doping regimes. Contemporary sporting and legal issues will be highlighted throughout the unit and all primary materials be considered from a sporting angle


Unit name Sports Law
Unit code LAW626
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Mr L Griggs

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


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3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090999

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  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.


Teaching Pattern

5x 50 minute lectures/seminar fortnightly.


Internal Assessment (30%); Exam (70%).

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