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Sports is a global phenomenon. The emergence of sports law as a separate field of study in law is an indication of its significance in our society. This course seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of sports law in contemporary sports context by tracing out historical evolution of sports law. First unit of the course deals with sociology of sports highlighting social, political and cultural issues connected with sports. It also emphasizes the role of law in regulating modern day sports. The unit also covers the emergence of Sports as a Law. Second unit provides insights into the application of tort law into the sporting events.The interplay between sports and criminal law is covered in third unit. The fourth Unit deals with the various labour issues, antitrust issues, contractual terms and gender discrimination in Sports.The Fifth Unit deals with the Anti Doping Regulations. Last unit of the course provides for dispute resolution mechanism at the national and international level. The course makes use of international and national legal instruments, extensive case laws developed in US, EU and India. At the end of the course students should be in a position to identify the regulatory model for Indian sports industry.

Course Objectives

  •  To understand the sociology of sports in political, social, economic and cultural context.
  • To apply traditional principles of contract law to sports contracts.
  • To study and apply interplay between sports and tortious act.
  • To understand the extent of applicability of criminal law to sporting activities.
  • To study and analyze the legal regulation for drug abuse, discrimination, safety and employment issues in sports.
  • To understand and analyze dispute settlement mechanism.

Course Outcomes

  • To be able to draft sports contracts by incorporating special clauses.
  • To apply tort law and criminal law provisions in civil and criminal litigations.
  • To apply international procedural rules in sports disputes.
  • To represent clients in gender discrimination, doping and employment issues.
  • To draft model sports law under Indian Legal Regime.

Other important information about this ONLINE Course:

  • Maximum Duration to complete the Course: 45 Days
  • Course Fees: Rs. 4,500/- (Several Payment Options Available: Credit & Debit Cards, Cheque, Demand Draft, Cash, Wire Transfer – NEFT, PayTM)
  • Online Evaluation Method: Based on “Multiple Choice Question (MCQs)” and an “Assignment Submission” of 500 words.
  • The score of the online examination will be taken as final result and Grade will be assigned as per the following scheme: Grade A – 80-100, Grade B – 65-79, Grade C – 50-64, Reattempt – Below 50
  • Next Batch: Each IALM course starts immediately after payment. Students can register online for the course any time. Upon payment of fees and registration, the present Course will start immediately. 

Type Lesson Title Time
Introduction to Sports Law 5 Hrs
Application of Torts Law to Sports 6 Hrs
Application of Criminal Law to Sports 6 Hrs
Labour Issues , Contractual and Antitrust Issues In Spo 6 Hrs
Regulation of Doping In Sports 6 Hrs
Sports Related Disputes 4 Hrs

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