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Join the 2nd edition of the Diploma in Sports Law!

I'm excited to partner up for the second edition of the Diploma in Sports Law

with Longford International College.

This diploma, in the format of an 8- week online course, will provide participants with an insight into the dynamic area of sports law, in particular the football industry. The diploma will focus on practical issues as well as some pertinent case law. Key issues around contract law and its applicability to sports professionals and their representatives will be explored.

The FIFA regulations around the transfer of players, third party ownership and other issues pertinent to staying within the legal requirements are also discussed. The diploma concludes with two connected themes of governance and discipline in football. Disciplinary procedures in football, both internal and external are reviews with the aid of case law and real- world examples.

Course Syllabus:

Week 1: What is Sports Law? Lex Sportiva theoretical framework

Week 2: Sports Contracts

Week 3: Anti-doping

Week 4: Alternative Dispute resolution in Sports

Week 5: Football Transfers (FIFA Regulations)

Week 6: Intermediaries – Regulation and Legal Disputes.

Week 7: Governance in Sports

Week 8: Discipline in Football

On completion of this diploma, participants will have:

A comprehensive understanding of the concepts of sports law;

Gain confidence and skills to deal with sports law issues;

An understanding of the key issues to address when representing an amateur/ professional sportsperson;

A good understanding of the technical areas of anti-doping in sport;

Appreciate the necessity of discipline in sport;

Understand the fundamentals of a contract.

All lectures are recorded so you can watch it on your own time if you can't make it to the live sessions. There are limited places left! You can sign up here:

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