Global Master in International Sports Law - ISDE

Introduction and Objectives

The Global Master in International Sports Law is aimed and focused for professionals that are not able to attend a full time, one year long program. Students of this Master come from Law, Business Administration, and Economics backgrounds, who want to acquire practical and work oriented knowledge in the field of International Sports Law and Sport Management.

ISDE’s philosophy is not only to acquire the most up to date knowledge on Sports Law, but to acquire the skills that will help them to reach their professional goals, as well as a professional network within the industry.

To do so, our faculty is composed of the most relevant lecturers in the Sports Law and Management sector. Their commitment in making this program the best online master in sports law and management is the guarantee of its unparalleled excellence.

Why choose the Global Master in International Sports Law?

  • More than 20 years of experience in training in Sports Law
  • More than 200 offices, firms and sports organizations associated worldwide
  • Prestige and international recognition
  • The Master´s faculty is composed by the most relevant international Sports Law professionals
  • You will work on real sports law cases handled by other lawyers and professionals. Litigation, sports dispute resolution, ADR´s, arbitrations, mediations etc… The student will always have all the supporting documentation, claim, counterclaim, procedural strategy, writs, resources, sentences and awards, etc …
  • Over 1000 graduates are currently working in the Sports Law and Management Industry.
  • We offer a unique training methodology based on a combination of practical cases, master classes…
  • ISDE Alumni Employment Network and Networking with over 10,000 alumni, professors and program directors, made up of more than 200 professional firms from more than 30 countries.

Program Objectives

Due to the fact that this program will be offered to professionals with ongoing activities, the training will be carried out by correspondence and on an online basis. However, within the term of the program, three encounters will take place in Madrid for a period lasting three days during weekends.

Online learning can provide learning outcomes that are comparable or even superior to those of conventional educational formats, as it is proved that on executive programs the students, which already have professional experience, work better when self-directed, as they are shaped by the accumulation of authentic personal experiences. Given their goal-oriented approach to learning and an ever more crowded personal calendar, a self-paced asynchronous design has proven to be a most effective instructional approach for online course formats.

This means that given the right tools and with the teachers playing a key role, the online methodology complemented by the encounters taking place in Madrid will produce the perfect combination to provide the students with the knowledge and skills they aimed to reach when they joined the Master.

  • Each student will have a personal code with which they will access the classes on the website. The different classes are scheduled to be posted on-line every two weeks with the specific directions given by the lecturer, specifying the deadline for the students to send their parctical cases, essays or exams.

    During the two weeks, the student will read the documents and prepare the practical case or any other requests made by the professor.

    As indicated previously, within the terms of the master three encounters will take place in Madrid for a period not lasting more than three days during weekends.

    • The first one will take place at the beginning of the program. It will consist of a welcome ceremony as well as to explain the administrative instructions and an initial presentation on the first topic.
    • The second meeting will take place mid-way. It will cover the topic which will be studied in that particular month.
    • The third one will take place at the end of the program and will serve as a closing session.

Career Opportunities

  • National or international sports intermediary
  • Representation agencies
  • Law firms, audit firms and Big Fours
  • Federations, private and public institutions
  • National or international sports entities
  • Sports entertainment industry
  • E-Sports and videogames
  • Organization and management of sport events

Academic Program

1. CHOICE OF LAW AND CONFLICT OF LAWS IN SPORT-RELATED DISPUTES AND PROCEEDINGS

International laws, regulations of sport organizations, law of the seat of the arbitral or judicial panel, choice of law by the parties, restrictions on the choice of law due to public law principles, etc.

2. SWISS PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Special focus on International Arbitration (Chapter 12 of the Swiss Civil Code).

3. THE FIGHT AGAINST DOPING, WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE LEGITIMACY OF THE WADA CODE

History, creation of WADA, purpose of the WADA Code, doping procedures in different sport organizations, the WADA Code in light of principles of criminal and disciplinary law and regulations, and as confronted with basic human rights and international conventions or directives regarding human rights.

4. CONFLICT OF JURISDICTION IN SPORT DISPUTES

The relation between proceedings brought before international courts or internal sport organization judicial bodies.

5. INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SPORT

With special focus on the relations between sport organizations which are mostly European entities subject to EU Law, however governing sport activities also in all parts of the world, not just subject to the EU Law and principles.

6. SPORT LAW IN THE U.S.A.

The structure of sport organizations in the U.S.A. and their relation to international sport organizations, focusing on different views and attitudes regarding the structure of sport activities, international transfers, special regulations, as well as special characteristics in the laws of the game, etc.

7. SPORT AND EU LAW

The impact and influence of EU Legislation on international sport-related issues.

8. SPORT FINANCING

Different attitudes towards spor t activities financing, private ownership as opposed to public ownership and the co-existence of both regulatory issues related to sport financing, etc.

9. CAS/TAS

History,functions,proceedingsandnewdevelopmentswitha special focus on matters of importance for practising lawyers representing and appearing in CAS/TAS.

10. EMPLOYMENT/LABOUR LAW IN THE FRAMEWORK OF SPORT

Basic principles of labour relations and their co-existence with sport organizations regulations, sportsmen as employees;The specificity of sport and its impact on the basic principles of labour relations.

11. THE DEFINITION OF ‘SPORT’ AND THE RECOGNITION OF AN ACTIVITY AS ‘SPORT’

G.A.I.S.F. (General Association of International Sports Federations) The Olympic movement, with a special focus on those organizations, who is entitled to become a member and be recognized as ‘Sport’ or ‘Olympic sport’?, etc.

12. ‘LEX SPORTIVA’

Does it exist? Is there still a real debate on the question?

Faculty

Address

  • Street: C/ Serrano 208
  • Postcode: 28002
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain

Contact

  • Telephone: (+34) 911 265 180
  • Fax: (+34) 915 762 021
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