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Leading academics in their respective fields will introduce you to the dynamic world of sports law and related business principles. You will develop an overall understanding of the key legal and commercial aspects of sports. You will gain useful insights into their application based on actual scenarios involving athletes and teams. You will test your learning by applying it to hypothetical problems involving sports.
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About the course Navigating Legal & Commercial Aspects of Sports
The world of sports excites and engages people. The spirit of competition, the possibility of a winner, and the recognition of perseverance and dedication drive people to watch and even participate as athletes. This is how we traditionally think of sports, but there is also the business of sports. As this business has grown and become more international, a need for a system of rules has emerged. Hence, a once unregulated field has become subject to an increasingly complex web of legal standards.
What are the laws that govern sports? How are they applied, both in the national and international context? What institutions are engaged in this process? How are the rights of athletes enforced, whether through a contract or otherwise? Over the next eight weeks, you will focus on these and other questions.
What you’ll learn
This course will provide you with the basic principles and guidelines to understand sports law. We will explore the fundamentals of sports law: the contracts involved, with associated liabilities, as well as non-contractual liabilities. We will also consider labor rights and environmental, health and safety factors and examine ethics, anti-corruption and dispute resolution.
Week 1: Introduction to Navigating the Legal and Commercial Aspects of Sports
Week 2: Contracts
Week 3: Non-Contractual Liabilities
Week 4: Environment, Health and Safety
Week 5: Labor
Week 6: Ethics, Transparency and Anti-Corruption
Week 7: Dispute Resolution
Week 8: Final Assignment