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LA4050 - Sport and Entertainment Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain and apply common law and statutory principles to factual scenarios set in the sports and entertainment industry;
  • analyse and apply the legal requirements in the context of risk management in the sports and entertainment industry;
  • conduct legal research and analyse relevant primary and secondary sources.
Prerequisites: LA1102 AND LA1105 AND LA1106 AND LA2017 AND LA2018 AND LA2019 AND LA2020


Townsville, Study Period 10, Block
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching 25-Nov-2019 to 04-Dec-2019 (Teaching dates: (10am - 4pm) 25, 26, 28 & 29 Nov and 2, 3 &, 4 Dec)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours - Combined lectures/workshops. Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); presentation or case note (10%).

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.