Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3071: Sports Law for Non-Lawyers

This module descriptor refers to the 2011/2 academic year.

Module Aims

This module analyses the law's approach to a number of particular issues connected with sport. It aims (a) to give students an understanding of the different aspects of law which govern sports; (b) to enable them to understand, analyse and critically assess the law’s treatment of these matters; (c) encourage them to identify and debate current issues within sports law with confidence and (d) to encourage them to think practically in this area, and apply the legal rules and principles they have learned to some situations commonly arising in sport.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a general understanding of the English legal system and be able to describe and engage critically with the legal framework and how it applies to selected aspects of sport
2. read legislation and case law and apply it to specific case studies in the sports law context
3. identify and critically discuss legal problems in the sports law context
4. critically evaluate the law in this field on pragmatic, moral and/or other grounds
5. identify areas where the law may be in need of reform in this field.
Discipline-Specific Skills6. undertake independent legal and policy research
7. analyse critically and evaluate relevant legal and policy materials
8. construct a cogent argument drawing on legal and policy materials
Personal and Key Skills9. advanced written communication skills in written assessed work;
10. effective and persuasive oral communication skills in seminar discussion
11. a good range of paper-based and electronic research skills