Professional Diploma in Sports Law
This diploma will provide participants with an insight into the dynamic area of sports law, in particular the football industry. The diploma will focus on practical issues as well as some pertinent case law. Key issues around contract law and its applicability to sports professionals and their representatives will be explored. The use of alternative dispute resolution in football is explored in the context of the court for arbitration and other vehicles of mediation. The FIFA regulations around the transfer of players, third party ownership and other issues pertinent to staying within the legal requirements are also discussed. The diploma concludes with two connected themes of governance and discipline in football. Disciplinary procedures in football, both internal and external are reviews with the aid of case law and real-world examples.
Sports law involves all matters associated with professional footballers and all professional athletes. It is also related to laws that regulate amateur and youth sports. Various statutes influence the sports industry, such as personal injury law, contract law, image rights, governance, doping and much more. This diploma is designed to give you a solid basis to understand the law and how it can affect you.