1086 | Sports and the Law: Policy, Practice and the Public Good

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • 1086
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
  • III, V
  • Mar 2021
  • Elective Course

How does this course relate to the programme curriculum – does it develop on a prior course in the programme or is the foundational or standalone course?

The course is a standalone course. In exploring the application of law, policy and regulation to organised sport, it will develop on multiple prior courses. Participants will also be able to gain frameworks of thinking and practical experience through skills-based assignments.

Using case studies from sport, the course will explore broader themes such as autonomy, consent, fairplay and gender classification, and provide students analytical tools to understand how regulation seeks to balance private and public interests.

While a knowledge of sports or a desire to work in sports law are not pre- requisites, an interest in public law and public policy will enable greater engagement.