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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Concentrates on current legal issues in sport and examines how the law attempts to resolve these issues. Students will investigate the application of the law and its principles and practices as it relates to sporting organisations in relation to current sporting issues including governance, dispute resolution, tort, contract, competition law, intellectual property and anti-doping policy in sport.

Unit content

Topic 1 Current issues in sport

Topic 2 Sports governance

Topic 3 Sport tribunals and sport specific jurisdiction

Topic 4 IP issues in sport

Topic 5 Tort in sports

Topic 6 The sporting contract and behavioural misconduct

Topic 7 Sports agents

Topic 8 E-Sports and cyber security

Topic 9 Discrimination in sport

Topic 10 Anti-doping in sport

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the commercial environment and identify the issues that frequently arise in sports law practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2synthesise current knowledge, research and experiences to formulate a state and national view on issues and challenges facing sports lawKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate research capability through an in-depth investigation of state and national sports law issuesCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4critically discuss the development of mechanisms for the legal regulation of sport including such issues as sport-related governance, dispute settlement, personal injury and risk management, contract, the commercial regulation of sport, and the anti-doping in sport regimeCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the commercial environment and identify the issues that frequently arise in sports law practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. synthesise current knowledge, research and experiences to formulate a state and national view on issues and challenges facing sports law
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate research capability through an in-depth investigation of state and national sports law issues
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. critically discuss the development of mechanisms for the legal regulation of sport including such issues as sport-related governance, dispute settlement, personal injury and risk management, contract, the commercial regulation of sport, and the anti-doping in sport regime
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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