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LA4050 - 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.

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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Presentation or Case Note - (10%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: LA1102 AND LA1105 AND LA1106 AND LA2017 AND LA2018 AND LA2019 AND LA2020


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, Professor Elizabeth Spencer
Lecturer: Ms Salome Pretorius.
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

Study Period 10, External
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours - Combined lectures, tutorials/workshops; Lecturer driven activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.