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BX3120 - Sport and Entertainment Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

While the law and sport, at one time, rarely interacted, the growth of the business of sport has seen sports law grow into a distinct and important area of law. Decided cases have also stated that Australian sport is part of a wider entertainment industry. This subject therefore involves examining what areas of law apply to the sport and entertainment industries, and how they apply. Its objectives are to provide non-law students with a background to the basic principles of the legal system and the basic principles of the areas of law that apply to the context of sport and entertainment. Upon successful completion of this subject students will have an understanding of the impact of the law on the sport and entertainment industries.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain how both the common law and statutes apply to sport and entertainment;
  • research and apply primary and secondary sources relevant to sport and entertainment;
  • analyse the legal requirements for risk management in sport and entertainment.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Presentation or Case Note - (10%) - Individual.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Coordinator: Dr Benedict Atkinson
Lecturer: Mr Lance Dubos.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 10, Intensive
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Face to face teaching 22-Nov-2021 to 01-Dec-2021 (Teaching dates: 22-23 Nov; 25-26 Nov; 29-30 Nov and 1 Dec 2021)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 10, External
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: Ms Salome Pretorius.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.