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Course Introduction

The course Introduction to Sports Law (for Non-Lawyers) is a four-week open course (every Wednesday two hours online), offered by the Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland. Whatever industry you are part of today you are in touch with the legal regulation that frames it. 

This is especially so for Sports being covered mostly by private sports regulations. But not everyone has a legal background which can make the everyday life more complicated. This is exactly why we are providing this course intended for the non-lawyers. 

The course is designed and delivered by recognized experts in Sports Law. It is being offered as an open course and can be attended by anyone who is, or aspires to get, involved in the industry of sports – including sports administrators, scientists involved in sports, employees of national anti-doping organizations, sports federations, Students, current and former athletes, among others. The Course provides an easy taught legal perspective of the industry and is aimed to fill in the gaps of everyone who already is or is aspiring to get involve in the industry. 

Course Content

Even though the program lasts 4 weeks it covers main legal aspects related to sport but translated
into the every-day (non-Legal Language). The course covers the general topics on sport-related
issues including the international regulation of sport, sport governing bodies, ethics, contracts,
anti-doping, dispute resolution and other topic

Course Details

Course Structure

Week 1: Introduction to Sports Law (2 hours)

• What is Sports Law?
• Globalization of Sport
• Autonomy of sport
• International regulation of sport and Sports Law

Week 2: Structure of Sport and dispute resolution body (2 hours)

• An Overview of Sports Governance
• Olympic Charter
• Ethics, Integrity, and Disciplinary Matters

Week 3: Dispute Resolution in Sport (2 hours)

• Disputes & differences – private tribunals and the Courts
• The Court of Arbitration for Sport
• Disciplinary matters

Week 4: Anti-doping (2 hours)

• Regulatory framework, WADA
• Anti-doping Rule Violations
• Sanctions
• Disciplinary process

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Accreditation & Certification

The Academy of Leadership Sciences Switzerland (ALSS) is an international education institution  that  offers  continuing  education,  further  education,  and  post  graduate advanced  education  courses,  workshops  and  programs  focusing  on  advanced  studies in Leadership and Management. The ALSS also offers short courses that are not credit- bearing, and do not lead to formal qualifications. All attendees who attend all the four presentations for the Introduction to Sports Law course will be awarded certificates of successful attendance by the ALSS.

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