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LLM International Sports Law in Practice

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Understand, analyse, critically evaluate and unlock complex sporting disputes.
  • Learn how to effectively advise and represent real clients, via pre–trial behaviour, written and oral submissions, applications for disclosure, witness statements (including examination) and advocacy at the hearing.
  • Gain expertise in either football law or anti–doping law and present a case to a sporting judicial forum.

Designed and delivered by internationally recognised experts, this course offers expertise in the practice and procedure before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) and other disciplinary courts and tribunals, with emphasis on the effective representation of the client in the resolution of complex sporting disputes.

How you learn

Emphasis is given to case studies, with a continuous analysis of the practical aspects of sports law such as anti–doping litigation, football contracts with a focus on employment disputes involving intermediaries, players and clubs, European competition law aspects, injuries on and off the field, intellectual property rights, sponsorship contracts, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. There are also shadowing and mentoring opportunities.

You learn through

  • online modules with live and synchronous taught delivery
  • recorded sessions
  • self–directed study and research
  • peer review and team work
  • coursework
  • viva examination

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • anti–doping law
  • football law
  • sports marketing and sponsorship
  • sports agencies
  • sport governing bodies
  • sport clubs
  • private practice

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for anti–doping agencies, football clubs and sport governing bodies.

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 103 3

    43rd out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    107 49%

    75th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    9th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    127 64%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    37th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    52nd

    17

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