Module title: Sports Law

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW10105
Module leader: James McDougall
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

Learning equivalent would be:
LW12002; LAW07102
Contract Law/Obligations 1
Module consisting substantially of contract law or Delict at SCQF level 7 or above.

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James McDougall
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods
LO 1-4
Classes will primarily be seminar based. Students will receive an introductory lecture on the given topic and will be provided with a reading list for the following week's seminar. Students will be encouraged to lead seminar discussions. Video clips will be used to show examples of sporting issues which are affected by law. At least one guest speaker will participate in one of the seminars.

Assessment (formative and summative)
LO 1-4

Students will be assessed by an essay and an examination.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 2-4

The seminar discussions will enhance students' ability to critically evaluate and argue logically. They will also enhance oral communication skills.

Research/teaching linkages
LO 2,3
In preparation for seminars and assessments, students will be encouraged and expected to use research skills using textbooks, journal articles and online resources.
Supporting equality and diversity
LO1,4
All materials are on the VLE to enable a diverse student group equal access to the materials

Internationalisation
LO1,2
Students will be encouraged to adopt a comparative approach to sports law issues.
Assessment (formative and summative)
LO 1-4

Students will be assessed on an oral presentation and will also submit a supporting paper. An examination will require students to analyse aspects of the relationshp between sport and law.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 2-4

The oral presentation will give students experience of oral communication in a pressurised environment. The seminars will enhance the ability to critically evaluate and argue logically.

Research/teaching linkages
LO 2,3
In preparation for seminars and assessments, students will be encouraged and expected to use research skills using textbooks, journal articles and online resources. Feedback from presentations will further enhance their research skills.
Supporting e

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will examine definitions of sport and sports law. There will be an analysis of state regulation of sport (in the UK and overseas) and of the key institutions in sport both domestically and internationally. There will also be analysis and critical evaluation of the following topics: appropriate responses to the relationship between match fixing and gambling; alternative methods of dealing with drug use in sport; the role of criminal and civil law in dealing with sports violence and injuries; the extent to which general principles of discrimination law apply to sport; the impact of EC law on sport in relation to player transfers, selection of teams and sports broadcasting; legal responses to football hooliganism.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interaction between sport and law.
LO2: Critically evaluate the effectiveness of law in dealing with problems in sport.
LO3: Undertake independent research with minimal supervision, using a variety of legal sources.
LO4: Develop written and oral communication skills.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - JACK ANDERSON (2010) MODERN SPORTS LAW: HART PUBLISHING, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781841136851
Recommended - MARK JAMES (2013) SPORTS LAW: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781137026446
Recommended - SIMON GARDINER SPORTS LAW: ROUTLEDGE, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780203180884
Recommended - GLEN M WONG (2010) ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS LAW: PRAEGER PUBLISHERS, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780313356766
Recommended - WORLD SPORTS LAW REPORT: CECILE PARK PUBLISHING - ISSN: 17420040
Recommended - WORLD SPORTS LAW REVIEW: SWEET & MAXWELL - ISSN: 14676680
Recommended - INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW JOURNAL: AMSTERDAM ASSER INTERNATIONAL SPORTS LAW CENTRE - ISSN: 15677559
Recommended - ADAM LEWIS, QC AND JONATHAN TAYLOR SPORT: LAW AND PRACTICE: BLOOMSBURY PROFESSIONAL, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781780431130
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