Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

International Sports Law

In this course, students will examine the relationship between domestic, European and international law, and sports rules, regulations and governance structures. Topics discussed will include: the differences between international and global sports law; the concept of Lex Sportiva; the legal and regulatory framework of international sports organizations; European, U.S. and other countries¿ models of sport; legal issues relating to FIFA and the global governance of football; competition, antitrust and labor relations issues; the processes by which doping, eligibility, disciplinary, commercial and other disputes in sport are resolved; international issues in the regulation of doping in sport; the roles of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Court of Arbitration for Sport; the legal and regulatory sources of athletes¿ rights; players¿ agents and intermediaries; intellectual and industrial property rights in sports; protection and monetization of players¿ image rights; legal issues related to sponsorship, endorsements, and bidding on and hosting mega sporting events; sports broadcasting and new media rights; and emerging issues in international sports law.
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