Introduction to Sport Law

Subject code: SPO200

Subject Aim

The aim of this subject is to introduce you to the range of legal issues that arise out of sporting and recreational activities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Reflect on the legal issues arising out of sporting activity
  2. Analysis and evaluate the impact that increasing commercialisation and legal requirements has had on the sports industry
  3. Identify and analysis the impact of regulation on sporting activities domestically and internationally
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and application of the international and domestic laws that apply to sporting activities both professional and social
  5. Identify and analysis the impact key institutions and stakeholders have upon regulating sporting activity
  6. Critically discuss the legal issues that apply to managing a sporting player or club.

Student Assessment

Exams will take place in weeks 12 & 13. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information. Students are required to prepare for assessments by reading the subject matter in course notes, handouts and readings as well as independently researching. Class work and practical application of theory assist in reinforcing the importance of this subject’s topics. Each student is required to participate in class discussions and activities.

The overall assessment program is the following:

No Assessment Issued Due Weighting Type Outcomes
1 Participation within discussion groups Week 2 Week 10 10% Individual Assignment 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Tutorial Presentation Week 1 Week 9 20% Group Assignment 1,2,4,5,6
3 Individual Research Essay Week 2 Week 5 40% Individual Assignment 1,2,3,4,5,6
4 Final Exam Exam Week/s Exam Week/s 30% Final Exam 1,2,3,4,5,6

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