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BX3120 - Sport and Entertainment Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

This subject explores how the law is applied to sport and to the entertainment industry, though there is judicial opinion that supports the view that in Australia sport is merely a part of the wider entertainment industry. The lectures and the tutorials will emphasise the importance of looking at the context of sport and entertainment in the application of the law. It will also examine what the law requires in regard to risk management, both for special sporting and entertainment events, as well as the day to day management of sport and entertainment operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • provide students with a knowledge and awareness of how the major areas of law have been applied to the sporting and entertainment industries;
  • provide students with an insight into the application of the law to the context of sport and entertainment;
  • provide students with knowledge of the legal requirements for risk management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Townsville, Study Period 11, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 08-Dec-2012 to 20-Dec-2012 (Teaching on the following dates: 8, 9, 11, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 Dec.)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); assignments (40%).

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