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.
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|
|Module 2: Dispute Resolution - General and Specific Areas||Duration||Credits|
||60 Lectures||10 ECTS|
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.
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).
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 2021 and ends in February 2022 (+ exams afterwards). The course entails approximately 130 lessons (2 modules).
Classes are held Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
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
Deadline: 30 April 2021
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
Please download the form from the CAS Overview page.
The CAS can be counted towards the LL.M. program.
--> The specialization courses are only offered with a sufficient number of participants.