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UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE GAME

DMU BASL Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law

September 2016 sees the start of the sixth year of running of Leicester De Montfort Law School’s London based Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law and Practice.

As in previous years the course is being run in partnership with the British Association for Sport and the Law.

Leicester De Montfort Law School is a leading provider of high quality distance learning post graduate legal education. It also runs a highly successful LLM in Sports Law and Practice by Distance Learning. This certificate programme builds on this success by offering practitioner focused face to face lectures in London in combination with Distance Learning modules.

 

The key features of the Course:

  • Study over a period of 12 months.
  • Evening lectures at London venues delivered by Leading Practitioners and Academic Sports Lawyers.
  • No examinations – assessed by coursework.
  • Award from De Montfort University Leicester.
  • Potential for CPD accreditation.

 

Who will benefit from the Course?

Practising lawyers or law graduates/trainees with an interest in developing a career in sports law, sports industry professionals and representatives of sports governing bodies, such as the Football Association.

 

How does it work?

Leicester De Montfort Law School is a leading provider of high quality distance learning post graduate legal education. It also runs a highly successful LLM in Sports Law and Practice by Distance Learning. This certificate programme builds on this success by offering practitioner focused face to face lectures in London in combination with Distance Learning modules.

To obtain the certificate a student will study:

  • Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory regime – a Distance Learning module headed up by Andy Gray (Head of the Sports Law Unit at Leicester De Montfort Law School). This module is studied from September to January.

Topics covered:

  • Sports Governing Bodies
  • The Sports Disciplinary Process
  • Foundations of Sport and Ethics: Doping Control
  • Foundations of Commercial Aspects of Sport: Sports Rights
  • Competition Act and EU Treaty
  • Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Human Rights Act
  • Data Protection Regulation
  • Practice Perspectives on Sports Law – this Module, which will run from September to April, is supported by a series of lectures to be held in London venues (London Lectures) and given by leading sports law practitioners.

A minimum attendance requirement (50%) applies to these events and the module is assessed by coursework.

The London Lectures comprise of four principal subject areas:

Section A – Sports Governance
Section B – Commercialisation of Sport
Section C – Integrity in Sport
Section D – Issues for Individual Athletes

• One module from the following:

Representing the Athlete/Player; The Sports Participant in the Courts. The module chosen will run from January to June.

 

Are there examinations?

No! The course is assessed by coursework only, set and marked by academic staff at Leicester De Montfort Law School. Typically, students will undertake 1 x 5,000 word assignment in each module.

 

The London Lectures – Do I have to attend?

Yes. The London Lectures are an integral part of this scheme. Leading sports lawyers from practice will meet at selected London venues. Those currently planned for 2016/2017 include lectures at Charles Russell, DLA Piper and The Football Association, Wembley Stadium.

The precise number of lectures to be delivered is to be confirmed but will not exceed 18 evening sessions in total. To get the Certificate you will need to achieve 50% attendance at these events.

Click here to see full prospectus and application form

Address

  • Street: Hugh Aston Building, The Gateway
  • Postcode: LE1 9BH
  • City: Leicester
  • Country: United Kingdom

Contact

  • Telephone: 01509 640277
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Employees

  • Andy Gray

    Andy Gray

    Head of Sports Law Unit, Lecturer
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  • Ian Lynam

    Ian Lynam

    Lecturer
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  • John Ellis

    Jonathan Ellis

    Lecturer
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