LL.M. International Sports Law - Fulltime Program

Study Structure Fulltime study course (classes take part in the mornings)
Duration 1 year
Degree LL.M. UZH in International Sports Law (70 ECTS)
Target Audience Lawyers seeking to acquire deeper knowledge in the infternational sports law area for their current or prospective careers
Fees CHF 32‘800.– including course material, examination fees and intensive weekends (excluding excursions)
Website www.LLM.uzh.ch
Information University of Zurich, LL.M. International Business Law
Hirschengraben 56, 8001 Zürich
Phone +41 (0)44 634 48 90
Fax +41 (0)44 634 43 59
E-mail info@LLM.uzh.ch
Description This rigorous and practice-oriented further legal education course is intended for practicing lawyers desiring to focus on the legal and business aspects of international sports.
The program is comprised of a basic course and four specialization courses. The lectures of the basic course provide a basis for the subsequent specialization courses. After an introduction to the historical and political background and economic foundations of international business relations, the thematic emphasis lies on European and international business law (above all: fundamental freedoms, competition, company, tax and criminal law) as well as on public international business law (GATT/WTO law).
The specialization part of the LL.M. in International Sports Law course focuses on three main points: «Organization of the Sport Sector», «Commercialisation of Sport and Dispute Resolution» and «Ensuring a Level Playing Field in Sports». In the first part, based on economic and legal principles, the sports organizations on both national and international level, as well as their ties to one another, will be examined. The second module focuses on topics such as sports events and sports contract law, as well as on the resolution of sports-related disputes through arbitration. The third module focuses on the question of how organized sport is addressing current challenges that are threating the foundations of competition sports, namely: doping, illegal competition such as match-fixing, as well as corruption.
Should you be interested in a work-based study course there is the possibility to complete the LL.M. in International Sports Law as a Part-Time postgraduate program in 4 semesters (+ thesis).