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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.
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Assessment details to be advised. The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.
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