LEGAL450-18S (HAM)

Contemporary Issues in Sports Law

15 Points

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Paper Description

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Sport and leisure is an integral part of all societies and therefore the law of sport impacts on many people’s lives not only those who play. This paper aims to evaluate the existing and developing laws governing and regulating sports with a major focus on developments in New Zealand. The paper will survey many facets of the interface law and sports including drugs and doping in sport, athletes contracts, sponsorship, media, privacy , criminal and tortious liability, sporting injuries and ACC, discrimination, governance and tax.

The law is now an integral part of sport. This course explores the application of numerous legal principles to a specialist environment, the uniqueness of which invites innovative and interesting legal arrangements. By end of the course, students have a working knowledge of legal problems associated with sport.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will be taught through lectures and seminars.

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This Paper is taught two classes on Tuesdays for the period of S semester day over a six week period.

The course is not designed to be a formal note-writing session. Wherever possible, it will be run on a seminar-type basis, and discussion is greatly encouraged. Students are also encouraged to use this course to advance their research skills.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe and critically analyse laws regulating sports
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  • Develop a deeper understanding in a selected research area
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  • Understand the issues and concepts behind the on-going development of sports law;
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Class discussion / participation
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Research Proposal
22 Jan 2018
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Research Essay
12 Feb 2018
5:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Take Home Test
16 Feb 2018
5:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Online Support

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All online Content is through Moodle
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend150 hours in total on this paper. In addition to lecture attendance, significant time will need to be spent on background and complementary reading. Students should allow for periods of more-focused research time in the preparation of assignments.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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The paper links with the following LEGAL204 Contracts, LEGAL207 Torts, LEGAL301 Crimes, LEGAL420 Employment Law, LEGAL468 Intelectual Property.

Note that these are not prerequisites.

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