Postgraduate Course: Sport and the Law (LAWS11191)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines the impact of law on the organisation and practice of sport. In particular it looks at the interaction between the rules and regulations established by sporting bodies and domestic and international law. It focuses on three main issues:
i) The terms on which sportsmen and women are employed;
ii) Professional sanctions for injury caused by or the misconduct of participants in sport together with the operation of domestic and international law in this context;
iii) The commercial exploitation of sports rights.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| Students should acquire a sound understanding of the way in which law currently shapes the organisation, practice and funding of sport. This will entail:
i) An awareness of the role of both domestic and international law in shaping sporting activities, in particular the applicability of criminal law, delict, employment law, competition law, human rights law, European law and intellectual property law.
ii) The relationship between professional rules and legal rights and responsibilities.
Throughout, students will be encouraged to consider the role of sport in society and to critically engage with the policy issues that underpin the development of the law in this area.
The course is intended to develop a number of transferable skills, including: (a) communication skills, oral and writing; (b) intellectual skills of collecting, organising, evaluating, synthesising and presenting material and arguments; (c) general skills, in managing time, working independently and in groups, and taking responsibility for their own work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||sport, law, rights and responsibilities of sports organisations and participants, self regulation, c
|Course organiser||Dr Rachael Craufurd-Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 2061
|Course secretary||Ms Karin Bolton
Tel: (0131 6)50 2022