Corruption in International Sport
Subject LAWS90041 (2016)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24-26 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
Mr Hayden Opie (Coordinator)
Professor Laurent Vidal
Phone: +61 3 8344 6190
Protecting the integrity of sport from doping and match-fixing has become a high profile cause, especially with growing concern over links to illegal gambling, money laundering (estimated at US$130 billion throughsports betting) and organised crime. Yet perhaps an even greater threat to the integrity and reputation of sport is to be found away from the fields of play. Corruption in the boardrooms and administrative offices of the very bodies charged with bringing leadership and good governance to world sport threatens to undermine the willingness of national governments, broadcasters and sponsors to provide essential support and services to disillusioned athletes and fans.
Corruption in International Sport is a new subject which explores the murky realm of ‘off-field corruption’. In comparison to anti-doping and anti-match fixing, off-field corruption has been lightly regulated and controlled. This subject will investigate the major scandals and the legal and regulatory responses of both international sports bodies and national governmental authorities. With an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the international legal order applying to corruption in sport, students will be in a position to contribute to debate and regulatory development concerning this important issue.
The lecturers share extensive knowledge in sports integrity and will bring international and national perspectives to the subject matter.
Principal topics include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
10,000 word research paper (100%) (24 October) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS90041/2016|
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Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Graduate Diploma in Sports Law
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Laws
Master of Public and International Law
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