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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the commercial environment and identify the issues that frequently arise in sports law practice
2 synthesise current knowledge, research and experiences to formulate a state and national view on issues and challenges facing sports law
3 demonstrate research capability through an in-depth investigation of state and national sports law issues
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

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:
  2. synthesise current knowledge, research and experiences to formulate a state and national view on issues and challenges facing sports law
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate research capability through an in-depth investigation of state and national sports law issues
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  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:
    • GA4:
    • GA6: