Sport

CAS International Sports Law

Aim of the course

How do sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption? What are the biggest challenges of sport events, sport contract law and the resolution of sports related disputes and arbitration?

The program provides economic and legal insight into sports organizations and analyzes how they operate and integrate on a national and international level. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law.

This Specialization Course is intended for professionals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the legal and business aspects of international sports. The course comprises of two modules:

  • Module 1: Organisation and Good Governance
  • Module 2: Dispute Resolution: General and Specific Areas

Module 1 provides an economic and legal insight into sports organizations. It analyzes how sport organizations operate and integrate on a national and international level. Participants will also focus on topics such as sport events, sport contract law and the resolution of sportsrelated disputes and arbitration.

Module 2 addresses the question of how sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption, that are endangering the fundamental principles of sporting competition, such as, doping, illegal betting, e.g., gaming manipulation, and corruption in the sport.

Target audience

The CAS International Sports Law (19 ECTS) is intended for professionals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of legal and business aspects of international sports. The course comprises of two modules:

Module Overview / Topics

Module 1: Organisation and Good Governance Duration Credits
  • Introduction to association law
  • Organisation of Sport at the International level
  • Establishing and enforcing uniform rules (incl ethic and compliance)
  • Sport and the public sector / european law
  • The American sports model
  • The French sports model
  • Issues connected to providing sports services
  • Inhouse-counsel in an international sports federation
  • Civil and criminal liability arising out of participation in sport
  • Tax and sports
  • Economic value of sporting events
  • Visit of the FIFA headquarters

70 Lectures

10 ECTS
Module 2: Dispute Resolution - General and Specific Areas Duration Credits
  • Anti-doping – scientific challenges / legal framework
  • Dispute resolution
  • Match manipulation – scientific challenges / legal framework
  • Financial fair play – scientific challenges / legal
  • Appeals against CAS awards
  • CAS and ECHR
  • Big cases of the year
  • Anti-corruption – scientific challenges / legal framework
  • Ad hoc arbitration and moot court
60 Lectures 10 ECTS

List of lecturers (PDF, 34 KB)

Teaching Language

The entire course is conducted in English. 

Application and eligibility

For admission to the program of study, the following requirements must be met:

  • Degree in Law at the Masters level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Professional experience
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching languages, English.

Graduation

The Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich awards successful graduates of the program with a Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in International Sports Law (19 ECTS).

Examination

Participants must complete either graded examinations, presentations or written paper for each module.

The exams take place one month after completion of the module.

Dates and times

The CAS starts in September 2019 and ends in February 2020 (+ exams afterwards). The course entails approximately 130 lessons (2 modules).

Classes are held Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Costs

CHF 9,500* included in the tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as one block seminar (2 days).

* subject to change

Application

Deadline: 30 April 2019

We ask you to submit the completed application form, together with:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a copy of your university diploma(s)
  • a copy of your passport
  • an electronic passport photo
  • as well as copies of any relevant certificates

CAS Application form (english)

Eligibility

The CAS can be counted towards the LL.M. program.

 

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