Sport and the Law

Course code LAWS5021Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws(LAWS)degree programs.

Examines the relationship between sport and law, including the principles of law having particular relevance to sport. These principles range from liability in tort and crime for participants and administrators in sport generally through to contract and taxation issues for participants and sporting bodies, including the implications of television and corporate sponsorship. This is a developing specialist area of law which raises its own particular problems in the context of a traditional legal framework and concurrently highlights the development of various and innovative alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2009, 2005
Objectives(i) To equip students with knowledge and understanding of the developing body of law which applies to the relationship between sport and the law, including the nature of and reasons for changes in that relationship.
(ii) To understand the evolving nature of the relationship between sport and the law, including the position of sporting associations, administrators, referees and the financial sponsors of sport.
(iii) To critically examine the relationship between sport and the law, including issues of policy, practice and procedure which may influence the outcome of disputes in this area of law.
(iv) To further develop the capacity of students to analyse and apply principles of law in a new context.
ContentThe topics to be covered include:

1. The framework of law relating to sport
2. Issues in tort
3. Criminal liability
4. Drugs and sport
5. Sporting contracts
6. Sports sponsorship
7. Sport and Taxation
8. Disciplinary Proceedings in Sport
9. The Resolution of Legal Disputes in Sport: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch paper
Examination: Take Home
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.