LAW535 Ethical & Legal Dimensions in Sport (8)

Examines ethical and legal issues pertaining to sport activities, events and enterprises. Beginning with a study of morals and ethics and how they impact on sport, students will then analyse some ethical codes in sport. They will next study legal concepts applicable in professional sport, such as contract law, due process and equal protection, and labour law.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


International School of Business and Partnerships

Enrolment Restrictions

MBA (Sport Management) students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:examine morals and ethics and how they are related.understand the theoretical models of moral development and how they influence sport.develop a code of ethics for sport business and management.apply legal concepts, such as contract law, due process, equal protection clauses, collective bargaining to sport.understand labour law, and its application to sport operations.Analyse and critically evaluate both format and common and specific circumstances contract clauses.assess risk in a sport operation and developed effective risk management strategies.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The subject will cover the following topics: Theoretical Models of Sport Moral Development Sportsmanship and Sport Ethics Sport Business and Ethics Code of Ethics for Sport Risk in Sport Operations Risk Management and Strategies Contract Law and Application to Sport Organizations Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses in Sport Collective Bargaining Agreements Labour Law and Professional Sport Research


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.