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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION IN SPORTS LAW

Instructor: DINESH JOTWANI

Language: English

Learners Enrolled: 42 (Past) + 14 (Active)

Course Duration: 45 Days

Course Fees (INR): 4500/-

Course Description

Sport is a global phenomenon. The emergence of sports law as a separate field of study in the law indicates its significance in our society. This course seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of sports law in the contemporary sports context by tracing out historical evolution of sports law. The system's first unit deals with sports sociology, highlighting social, political and cultural issues connected with sports. It also emphasises the role of law in regulating modern-day sports. The unit also covers the emergence of Sports as a Law. The second unit provides insights into the application of tort law in sporting events. The interplay between sports and criminal law is covered in the 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. The last unit of the course provides for dispute resolution mechanisms at the national and international levels. The system uses international and national legal instruments and extends sive case laws developed in the US, EU, and India. At the end of the course, students should be able to identify the regulatory model for the Indian sports industry.
Course Objectives:
  • To understand the sociology of sports in political, social, economic and cultural contexts.
  • To apply traditional principles of contract law to sports contracts.
  • To study and apply the interplay between sports and tortious acts.
  • To understand the extent of applicability of criminal law to sporting activities.
  • To study and analyse the legal regulation for drug abuse, discrimination, safety and employment issues in sports.
  • To understand and analyse dispute settlement mechanisms.

Course Outcome:

  • 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 the Indian Legal Regime.

Jobs & Career Opportunities:

The job opportunities as a Sports Lawyer aren’t too many. The most popular job opportunities that a sports lawyer might want to take up: 

  • Player Representatives/ Contract Administrators
Those interested in this line must possess good knowledge of contract law, criminal law and estate planning. Being a player representative mainly involves representing the player in case of any action that is found to be illegal by the player. 

  • Legal Advisors/Team Lawyers
This role mainly involves working closely with sports organisations and analysing the liabilities and assets.

Professional Athlete Representative,  Professional Sports Team Representative,  Sports Union Attorney,  Sports Arbitrator, and State Agency Sports Law Attorney.

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 the 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 at any time. Upon payment of fees and registration, the present Course will begin immediately.

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