Summer Law School - Advanced Sport Law (LAW30002)

Intensive dates: 20-23 January 2019  

Time: 2pm - 6pm

Location: Gold Coast campus

Unit Info:

This unit concentrates on current legal issues in sport and examines how the law attempts to resolve these issues. Students will investigate the application of the legal principles and practices in relation to sporting organisations and issues such as governance, dispute resolution, personal injury, contract, marketing and intellectual property and anti-doping in sport.

Presenters: Tim Fuller and Andy Gibson

Andy Gibson is currently a lecturer in the School of Law and Justice on the Gold Campus of Southern Cross University. He has lectured in Sports Law at Universities both in Australia and Europe, the UK and South Africa. He has also run seminars and workshops around Australia for both the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and  State and Territory Government Departments of Sport and Recreation on  governance and disciplinary issues in sport. He is a life member of the ANZSLA and inaugural winner of the Callinan award for his contributions to ANZSLA and sports law in Australia. He has been a member of the Organising Committee for six ANZSLA annual conferences. He is a regular contributor to the ANZSLA bi-monthly publication 'The Commentator' and the Australian Sports Commission magazine 'Play by the Rules' as well the foundation editor of CCH's looseleaf 'Australian Sports Law' (since 1998). He also writes the Australian Sports Law Tab for the International Encyclopeadia of Laws by Kluwer.  

Tim Fuller is a corporate lawyer with a strong background and expertise in professional sport.  Tim played professionally in the NRL for South Sydney and the Gold Coast and internationally with the French club Catalans. As a lawyer, Tim has used his background experiences in a productive manner to establish himself as one of Australia‚Äôs leading sports law practitioners.   

As a sports lawyer, Tim acts for professional athletes, clubs, governing bodies, leagues, corporate sponsors and agents.  He is well-versed and practiced in matters involving contract, intellectual property, governance, negligence and defamation law.  Tim has a profound understanding of anti-doping policy and has acted for professional athletes at tribunal matters involving ASADA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  He is sought after for his comprehensive knowledge of sport law but equally for his intimate understanding of the professional sports environment that his clients know that he has been involved with for his entire career.  

Tim has worked internationally with professional sporting teams, stadiums, agents, brands and international universities.  The jurisdictions that he has worked in include the UK, France, Norway and the United States.  His work has involved projects with the National Rugby League, Australian Football League, English Premier League, Football Federation Australia, Australian Rugby Union and Association of Surfing Professionals. On an individual level, he has acted on the international stage for numerous Olympians and professional athletes in various sports.


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Date and time

From: 02:00 PM Sunday, January 20, 2019 To: 06:00 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Gold Coast Campus