• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–3 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this course

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The world of sports excites and engages people. The spirit of competition, the possibility of a winner, and the recognition of perseverance and dedication drive people to watch and even participate as athletes. This is how we traditionally think of sports, but there is also the business of sports. As this business has grown and become more international, a need for a system of rules has emerged. Hence, a once unregulated field has become subject to an increasingly complex web of legal standards.

What are the laws that govern sports? How are they applied, both in the national and international context? What institutions are engaged in this process? How are the rights of athletes enforced, whether through a contract or otherwise? Over the next eight weeks, you will focus on these and other questions.

What you'll learn

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This course will provide you with the basic principles and guidelines to understand sports law. We will explore the fundamentals of sports law: the contracts involved, with associated liabilities, as well as non-contractual liabilities. We will also consider labor rights and environmental, health and safety factors and examine ethics, anti-corruption and dispute resolution.

Week 1: Introduction to Navigating the Legal and Commercial Aspects of Sports

Week 2: Contracts

Week 3: Non-Contractual Liabilities

Week 4: Environment, Health and Safety

Week 5: Labor

Week 6: Ethics, Transparency and Anti-Corruption

Week 7: Dispute Resolution

Week 8: Final Assignment

Meet your instructors

Dr. Susan L. Karamanian
Dean, College of Law
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Zachary R. Calo
Professor, College of Law
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Damilola S. Olawuyi
Associate Professor
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Dr. Barry Solaiman
Assistant Professor
Hamad Bin Khalifa University

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