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Law, economics and morality of professional sports leagues, focusing on the antitrust (competition law) and contractual issues surrounding professional sport as well as the ethical problems facing sport's governing authorities.
Sports Law is wide and draws upon most areas of the law. Selected topics usually include: salary caps and other competitive balance mechanisms, player mobility disputes, restraint of trade, combatting corruption (performance-enhancing drugs, match fixing), judicial review of sporting bodies and the ethics of public funding or subsidisation of sport.
|Paper title||Law and the Sports Industry|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LAWS 202
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- May not be credited together with LAWS485 passed in 2014-2015.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Rex Ahdar
Course readings via eReserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will acquire a detailed understanding of the law, economics and morality of professional sports leagues.