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International Master of Sports Law

International Master in Sports Law

International Master in Sports Law
Master Program

International Master in Sports Law

Next Intakes
– October 2021 (OPEN)

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The International Master in Sports Law is designed with the objective to provide you with latest and most updated knowledge and expertise of both the academic and practical insights of the unique and fascinating field of Law applied to the Sports industry and the Sports Activity. The programme is aimed at students, graduated in law or in other relevant academic fields, as well as already experienced lawyers looking to boost their legal career in the sports sector.

The programme is designed and directed by leading experts in sports law and the faculty consist of over 30 international renowned experienced legal experts and will provide you with extensive and a wide range of knowledge on the sports law with the aim to equip you with the needed professional tools to either start or improve your career as a sport lawyer

The programme follows blended learning, combination of campus and online methods with 3 key sessions taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.

With the wide sense of sporting rules and dispute resolution jurisprudence, as well as the intradisciplinary topics of sport governance and sport finance being its vital part, we believe that the Sports Law is a never stopping game. The very fact that you are learning it makes you one of its players and by completing this program you will be perfectly equipped with the best gear for immediately enter the field (or the pitch) of the Sports Law game!

Key program strengths:

  1. Rex sport as the proved expert in sports law education + ssbm guaranteeing Swiss quality in education

  2. Combination of on-line and on-site – time management + networking

  3. Combination of academic knowledge and experience transferred from the best industry practitioners

The program focuses on several key areas:

  GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS LAW

  UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL SYSTEMS THAT ARE THE MOST RELEVANT TO SPORTS LAW

  PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LEGAL FRAMEWORK REGULATING SPORT

  INTERNALISATION OF SPORT

  SPORTS LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  DOPING AND THE FIGHT AGAINST THIS PHENOMENOM

  SPORT FINANCE

  SPORTS ORGANISATIONS: FIFA, WADA, FIFPRO, UEFA, FIBA, ECA, ETC.

  SPORT RELATED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES

  DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SPORT, BOTH IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

  CAS, INCLUDING ADVOCACY SKILLS AND SPECIFIC TOPICS RELATED TO HANDLING OF CAS PROCEEDINGS

The master graduate program is a blended (combination of online and campus based lectures), 9 months, 60 ECTS programme, which will help you learn to analyze complex and multi-faceted sports law environments, and to develop advanced knowledge about sports law.

Overall, the International Master in Sports Law is composed of 33 thematic courses that will be taught by experienced leading experts at the sports industry.

For the online learning system, we are using a platform used by Harvard and MIT

The programme offers in-depth courses on sports law disciplines where issues and challenges related to the sports law are present. 

Overview

Overview

  • 9 months 
  • 3 campus sessions in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Online Lectures on SSBM’s top-notch platform
  • 33 Courses
  • Personal Advisor
  • SSBM Connect
  • 60 ECTS Credits
  • Taught in English
  • Blended format
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SSBM Geneva
Geneva Business Center
Avenue des Morgines 12
1213 Genève
Switzerland

+41-225-087-796

contact@ssbm.ch

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Our Students

We look forward to welcome you personally and meeting every one of you and to wish you plenty of success in your entrance to the Sports Law arena, whatever position or function you are going to pursue later in your professional life.

   

Efraim Barak & Petra Pocrnic PericaAcademic Directors

Sports Law Expertise

In-depth knowledge on latest sports law topics.

Knowledge

You will get a holistic and strategic understanding of sports law.

Flexibility

Our programme fits with working professional busy schedule by providing flexible study structure.

Our International Master in Sports Law will help you to develop your professional careers in the field of international sports law.  Through our international faculty the programme 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:

  • Conduct professional competency building activities
  • Acquire sports law knowledge and expertise
  • Develop real-life problem solving abilities in the sports context
  • Provide practical orientation to sports law
  • Get a holistic and strategic understanding of sports law
  • Implement innovative and creative solutions to sports law
  • See different factes of sports law in action
  • Acquire an advanced understanding of sports law
  • Giving you the opportunity to know colleagues from other countries and establish a strong and extensive network that will escort you for many years ahead in your professional activities

Career opportunities

  • Law firms, audits and Big Four
  • National or international sports intermediary
  • Representative Agencies
  • Private and public federations and institutions
  • National or international sports entities
  • Sports Entertainment Industry
  • E-Sports and video games
  • Organization and management of sports events
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FLEXIBILITY

Live virtual classes, adapted to working hours combined with on site learning in Geneva, Switzerland. We use top-notch learning platform used by Harvard and MIT.

SUPPORT

You will be coached, mentored and fully supported by our academic directors.

Networking

Networking oppurtnities with fellow candidates, lecturers and current legal experts with experience in the top international sports law cases.

INTERNATIONAL TRIP

You will benefit from 2 on campus trips to Geneva, Switzerland.

KNOWLEDGE

You will learn from the best in the field and get access to important knowledge base through our international renowned lecturers.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

You will learn through reflection on doing by working on real cases in the sports law.

Curriculum

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

Program Schedule

Campus lectures 1: Geneva, Switzerland

Campus lectures #1: Geneva, Switzerland

 

DATE WEEK TOPIC PROFESSOR
28.10. 1 General Introduction to Sports Law – Full day Efraim Barak 
29.10. 1 EU Law, Sport and the EU, Free movement of Players, Sport and Competition Law in EU level, The European Sport Policy – Full Day Prof. Michele Colucci
28.10. 1 Swiss Law – Basic Principles, Sport Organizations as Swiss associations, PILA, Swiss Federal Tribunal Jurisprudence (with special focus on decisions regarding sport arbitrations) – Half a Day Dr. Jan Kleiner

30.10.

1 Sport Law – In between Private law & Public Law – Half a Day Petra Pocrnic Perica 

Online lectures 1

DATE WEEK TOPIC PROFESSOR
01.11.2021.  2 Internationalization of Sport (part 1) Gianpaolo Monteneri
08.11.2021. 3 Internationalization of Sport (part 2) Gianpaolo Monteneri
15.11.2021. 4 Jurisdiction & Conflict of Jurisdictions in Sports Disputes (part 1) Prof. Michael Geistlinger
22.11.2021. 5 Jurisdiction & Conflict of Jurisdictions in Sports Disputes (part 2) Prof. Michael Geistlinger
29.11.2021. 6 Sport & Human Rights Dr. Despina Mavromatti
06.12.2021. 7 CAS- History, Structure, CAS Code and the handling of Proceedings (part 1) Lucas Ferrer
18.10.2021. 8 CAS- History, Structure, CAS Code and the handling of Proceedings (part 2) Lucas Ferrer
10.01.2022. 9 CAS – Practicalities in handling the proceedings from a Party’ Counsel Perspective (part 1) Juan de Dios Crespo
31.01.2022. 10 CAS – Practicalities in handling the proceedings from a Party’ Counsel Perspective (part 2) Juan de Dios Crespo
24.01.2022. 11 Advocacy Skills in CAS proceedings  Manfred Nan
31.01.2022. 12 Sport Finance (part 1) Mark Hovell
07.02.2022. 13 Sport Finance (part 2) Mark Hovell
14.02.2022. 14 Employment/Labor Law in the framework of Sport (Employers perspective) Ricardo de Buen
21.02.2022. 15 Employment/Labour Law in the framework of Sport (Employees perspective) Ricardo de Buen
28.02.2022. 16 Intellectual Property: Part 1- Image rights Konstantinos Zemberis
07.03.2022. 17 Intellectual Property: Part 2 – Broadcasting rights Konstantinos Zemberis
14.03.2022. 18 WADA and the Anti-Doping System, Objectives, Structure, the WADA Code Operation Doping Control & Results Management   Petra Pocrnic Perica 
21.03.2022. 19 WADA and the Anti-Doping System – an insight from the Athlete’s perspective & Interests Paul Greene
28.03.2022. 20 FIFA – Structure, objectives & operation Paolo Lombardi

Campus lectures 2: Geneva, Switzerland

Campus lectures #2: Geneva, Switzerland

DATE TOPIC PROFESSOR
31.03.2022 FIFA Disciplinary and Integrity – Half day Marc Cavaliero
31.03.2022 The Dispute Resolution System inside the Structures of FIFA: competent bodies, operations and procedure, and practical references Omar Ongaro
01.04.2022 Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods in International Sport Disputes – Full day Prof. Moti Mironi

Online lectures 2

DATE WEEK TOPIC PROFESSOR
04.04.2022. 21  Structure and Functionaing of UEFA and its relations with the EU  Efraim Barak
11.04.2022. 22 U.S. Professional Sports Leagues Jeffrey Mishkin/Kate Porter
25.04.2022. 23 Sports Law in South America Ariel Reck
02.05.2022. 24 FIFPRO – Structure and activities Roy Vermeer/Alexandra Gomez-Bruinewoud
09.05.2022. 25 Basketball: FIBA –  Structure, objectives & operation Natalie St Cyr Clarke
16.05.2022. 26 Euroleague Basketball: a Case Study of an Innovative European League Prof. Massimo Coccia & Francisco Larios
23.05.2022. 27 ECA, European Club Associacion – mission, Structure and main activities Wouter Lambrecht 
30.05.2022. 28 Professional Football Leagues & the EL – Mission, Structure and main activities TBD
06.06.2022. 29 Match Fixing Dennis Koolaard
13.06.2022. 30 Structure of a transfer of a football player: Practical issues (part 1) Gianpaolo Monteneri
20.06.2022. 31 Structure of a transfer of a football player: Practical issues (Part 2) Ettore Mazzilli

Campus lectures 3: Geneva, Switzerland

Campus lectures #3: Geneva, Switzerland

DATE WEEK TOPIC PROFESSOR
30.06.2022. 33 Special issues related to CAS Proceedings – CAS Jurisdiction, Standing to Appeal, Evidential matters &  the Burden of proof – Rules, Practical Issues and Jurisprudence – Full day Prof. Ulrich Haas
01.07.2022. 33 Disputes related to the Olympic Games-The CAS Ad Hoc Committees – Half  a day Efraim Barak 
02.07.2022. 33 Transfer of a football player: A practical training session including negotiation and drafting of the relevant contracts – Full Day Efraim Barak / Petra Pocrnic Perica/Daniel Muñoz

Overview of courses

  • Internationalization of Sport
  • Jurisdiction & Conflict of Jurisdictions in Sports Disputes
  • Sport and 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
  • Sport Finance
  • Employment/Labor Law in the framework of Sport (Employers & Employees perspective)
  • Intellectual Property issues related to the port industry: Image rights & 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
  • Structure and Functionaing 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 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
  • Match Fixing and the fight against this phenomenon
  • Structure of a transfer of a football player: Practical issues

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International Master in Sports Law

The International Master of Sports Law was designed in partnership with over 30 sports law professionals.

The International Master of Sports Law programme is offered in English, brings 60 ECTS credits, and is organised into 33 courses and seminars. Earn your master degree in 9 months 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 programme. The master programme 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.

Tuition Fees

International Master of Sports Law

Tuition fees: 15.000 EUR*

We offer various scholarship opportunities. We invite you to carefully check which one can apply to you.

* This price includes all programme related costs. Additional costs may apply in some circumstances. 

 

Admissions

– Undergraduate Law degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent

– Grade transcripts

– Your CV or resume

– ID or passport copy

– One photo

Curriculum

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

  • Sport Finance

  • 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

  • Match Fixing

  • 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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