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EHR405 Legal Concepts and the Sporting Industry (8)


This subject is designed to introduce the legal concepts and background legal information necessary to understand the role of law in sport. The subject will introduce the important elements and areas of law that underpin many of the decisions in sports law. The subject will explain the origins of law, the Westminster system, statutory interpretation and the doctrine of precedent. It will then introduce the important legal areas that underpin the other five subjects in this course. The subject will introduce elements of the laws of tort, contract, employment, trade practices law, criminal sanctions and concepts of alternative dispute resolution.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (Sports Law) students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
be able to demonstrate an understanding of:
- the basis and origin of the Australian legal system;
- how the Australian court system works;
- the concepts of standard of proof, statutory interpretation and doctrine of precedent;
- the elements of torts, contract, employment and criminal law as they relate to sport ;
- the roles of sporting organizations;
- the legal nature of sporting organizations, unincorporated associations and incorporated sporting associations;
- corporate governance in sport.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Basis and origin of the Australian legal system; - Australian court system; - Key concepts (standard of proof, statutory interpretations, doctrine of precedent); - Common concepts in sports law (torts, contract, employment and criminal law); - Roles of sporting organisations (governance, discipline, player eligibility. etc.); - Legal nature of sporting organisations (unincorporated voluntary associations and incorporated sporting associations); - Corporate governance in sport (roles and responsibilities).


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.