LAWS351-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Law and Sport

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


A study of the main principles of law affecting amateur and professional sporting activity. This course is offered in alternate years.

The law is now an integral part of sport. This course explores the application of commercial and legal principles to a a specialist environment, the uniqueness of which invites innovative and interesting legal arrangements.

The course explores only some of the contemporary issues. These include: sports marketing (copyright, design, trademarks), sponsorship agreements (options, rights of refusal, restraints of trade), sports medicine and the law, drug testing and human rights issues, advertising rights, unjust or unfair contracts and alternative dispute resolution.

The course seeks to give students a thorough knowledge of the topics presented. Where possible, it will be run on a seminar-type basis. When appropriate, guest speakers with expertise in the relevant area will be invited to address the class.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 005
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey


Assessment details to be advised.

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $845.00

International fee $4,313.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS351 Occurrences

  • LAWS351-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022