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MLC310 - Sport and the Law

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Not available for Bachelor of Law students

Unit chair:

K Wang

Incompatible with: MLL371
Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week

Cloud(online): Learing experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit is designed to give students an understanding of those principles of law which specifically affect sport and its administration. In particular, the unit will focus on the following areas: the legal structures which may be adopted by sporting clubs, the athlete-player relationship; rights of an athlete to negotiate contractual arrangements; liability of sports personnel in contract and tort; drug abuse by athletes and the protection of an athlete from discrimination in its various forms; the protection of an athlete's reputation, name, image and likeness; and finally the sale of broadcasting rights of sporting events.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Multiple choice Tests (x6) - 12%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Assignment: Critical Reflections - 5 incremental submissions  (2500 words) - 28%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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