The Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) have coordinated a joint course on “Sports Law and Governance” in partnership with TC Beirne School of Law, the University of Queensland. The course was hosted in September 2017 at O.P. Jindal Global University.
Sports law is a growing international field, fueled by the commercialisation and growth of the sports sector and its importance economically, politically and socially.
The course is co-facilitated by Dr Sarah Kelly, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Assistant Professor Shaun Star from JGLS, and the course also incorporates several guest speakers, including international athletes, sports administrators and sports lawyers. Alongside JGLS students, a number of students from Australia participated in the programme from the University of Queensland. Michael Kasprowicz, former Australian Test Cricketer and Cricket Australia Board member also participated throughout the entire course, sharing his perspectives on sports governance with the students.
This course provides an extensive overview of legal principles and ethical issues in professional sports. The course will focus on the legal principles involved in the conduct, commercialisation, and regulation of sports and will draw on practitioner and case study perspectives to illustrate the operation of the law and business of sport in a global context.