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- 04 Nov 2019
The University of New England is the only Australian public university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience by the Good Universities Guide, 13 years in a row. UNE has delivered distance education since 1955—that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why students continue to rate UNE so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. With over 170 degrees offered online, and more than 20,000 online students, UNE is the expert in online education.
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical aspects associated with the application of general and specific legal rules to sporting disputes, and the mechanism and procedures for resolving conflicts based on these rules;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role and operation of the main institutions associated with sport governance in Australia and globally;
- demonstrate an ability to critically assess the contemporary tensions surrounding the commercialisation and commodification of sports in contemporary society; and
- communicate clearly an understanding of the issues covered in the subject.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
The interest of Australians in sports, as practitioners and as fans, has always been among the highest in the world. With the explosion in sports related litigation in recent decades, the interest of lawyers is also on the rise. There is virtually no branch of the general law that cannot become relevant to a sport related dispute; however, when applied to the sporting context, these rules of general law are given specific interpretation and application, under a unifying approach that makes 'sports law' a subject in its own right. Aside from the contextual application of general legal rules, there are also rules uniquely applicable to sporting activities: those on doping.
In this subject, we look at how both these types of rules (general and specific) apply in the Australian sporting environment. We examine the operation of institutions like the Australian Law Commission and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, and we discuss famous cases in the Australian courts, and also at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. This example-driven approach will unveil how rules of corporate law, criminal law, contract law, torts law and even human rights (anti-discrimination, children's rights) become relevant to sporting disputes, and how their application is shaped by the specificity of the sporting context.
Research Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Open Book Examination: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Research Essay (40%)
- Open Book Examination (60%)