Foundations of Sports Law and the Sports Regulatory Regime

Module code: LLMP 5291

Module description

Sports Governing Bodies

  • National and International ~ roles and responsibilities
  • Basis of Jurisdiction
  • Limitations of NGB Processes
  • Challenges to Decisions of NGBs
  • The Sports Disciplinary Processs

Foundations of Sport and Ethics ~ Doping Control

Foundations of Commercial Aspects of Sport ~ Sports Rights

  • Impact of Domestic and EU Legislation
  • Human Rights Act
  • Competition Act and EU Treaty
  • Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Data Protection Regime

A variety of self assessment questions will be found in the module documentation

Contact hours per student per year

  • Seminars: 3 hours (optional)


  • Essay (part 1): 40%
  • Essay (part 2): 60%

Additional costs: Students may choose purchase one or more textbooks relevant to the module. Students may choose to attend the optional Study days and incur travel/accommodation costs.