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Sport, Law and Society - JURD7650

Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  School of Law
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Excluded: LAWS0250
Fee Band:   (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


The rise of organised sport coincided with Australia's development as a nation playing a major role in developing Australian identities. As one of Australia's major cultural practices, participation and success in international sport became an essential element in projecting Australia on the global stage. In the late twentieth century sport became one of nation's fastest growing industries. This course explores the history of Australian sport and the development of a body of law to underpin its place and function in Australian society. Topics include sport and Australian nationalism; the rise of organised sport in Australia; development of sports governance; the intersection of sport and the law in issues of race, gender, ethnicity and religion; the debate between amateurism and professionalism; Australian sport on the global stage; doping and the law, the court of Arbitration for sport; the impact of corporate interest in Australian sport.

Note: This course is only available to Study Abroad Students.

Assessment Components for S1 2008:
Class participation - 10%
Film Review - 10%
Debates - 20%
Joint Presentation - 20%
Research Essay - 40%

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