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The teaching faculty composed of international lawyers with an extensive experience in Sports Law.
Our Master in International Sports Law will help you to develop your professional careers in the field of international sports law. Through our international faculty the program will furnish you with the needed professional tools and will advance your knowledge of sports law in all of its aspects, including the worldwide structure and organization of sports, the interaction between sports law and other fields of law, the rules and regulations governing the sport industry, the dispute resolution mechanisms in the international context and many others.
Overall this master program brings the following aspects to your career development:
The entire program is designed with on-campus and online approach:
3 on campus sessions taking place in Geneva, Switzerland with 10 thematic courses
21 blended courses
The Master in International Sports Law was designed in partnership with over 30 sports law professionals.
The Master in International Sports Law program is offered in English, brings 90 ECTS credits, and is organized into 33 courses and seminars.
The students will be required to write and defend a thesis.
Earn your master degree in 18 months (with thesis) while continuing to work and building your on-the-job experience. The program follows Blended (combination of Online and on campus lectures) method.
The practical relevance and applicability of the curriculum are the focal points of this graduate program. The master program course contents cover a broad spectrum of relevant sports law topics, such as Sport Law & Human Rights, CAS – History, Structure, CAS Code and the handling of Proceedings – An Institutional Insight, Sport Finance, Intellectual Property, WADA, FIFA – Structure, objectives & operation, Commercial Rights , Mediation, etc.
During your studies, you will gain access to productive practice-based projects and learn how to apply the curriculum directly to real life situations.
All of the lectures follow high standards and are delivered by our international renowned lecturers. Our professors will keep you engaged, motivated and will provide high quality teaching experience in order to leverage your professional development and advance your career.
Master in International Sports Law
Tuition fees: 19.000 EUR*
We offer various scholarship opportunities. We invite you to carefully check which one can apply to you.
* This price includes all program related costs. Additional costs may apply in some circumstances.
– Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s degree in the related field will have to complete 2 management courses prior to being enrolled into master program.
The International Master of Sports Law curriculum is composed of 31 courses .
The program curriculum is the following one:
General Introduction to Sports Law
EU Law – Basic principles and contact points with Sport Law ; Sport and the EU, Free movement of Players, Sport and Competition Law in the EU, The European Sport Policy
Swiss Law – General Principles, Sport Organizations as Swiss associations, PILA, Swiss Federal Tribunal Jurisprudence (with special focus on decisions regarding sport arbitrations)
Sport Law – In between Private law & Public Law
Internationalization of Sport
Jurisdiction & Conflict of Jurisdictions in Sports Disputes
Sport Law & Human Rights
CAS – History, Structure, CAS Code and the handling of Proceedings – An Institutional Insight
CAS – Practicalities in handling the proceedings from a Party’ Counsel Perspective
Advocacy Skills in CAS proceedings
Employment/Labor Law in the framework of Sport (Employers & Employees perspective)
Intellectual Property: Image rights
Intellectual Property: Broadcasting rights
WADA, and the Anti-Doping System, Objectives, Structure, Operation, the WADA Code, Doping Control & Results Management
WADA and the Anti-doping system; an insight from the Athlete’s perspective & Interests
FIFA, Structure, objectives & operation
FIFPRO, Structure, Objectives & activities
FIFA, Disciplinary and Integrity
Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods in International Sport Disputes
Commercial Rights Derived from Major Sports Competitions – Including the Olympic Games as a case study
Structure and Functioning of UEFA and its relations with the EU
U.S. Professional Sports Leagues
Sports Law in South & Latin America
Basketball: FIBA, Structure, objectives & operation
Basketball: Euroleague – A Case Study of an Innovative European League
ECA, European Club Association: mission, structure and main activities
Professional Football Leagues & the EL; Mission, structure and main activities
Structure of a transfer of a football player: Practical issues
Special issues related to CAS Proceedings – CAS Jurisdiction, Standing to Appeal, Evidential matters & the Burden of proof – Rules, Practical Issues and Jurisprudence
Disputes related to the Olympic Games-The CAS Ad Hoc Committees, structure and functioning
Transfer of a football player: A practical training session, practicing negotiations and drafting of the relevant contracts
* final list of available courses is subject to change
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