Sports Law (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780190309855

David Thorpe; Antonio Buti; Chris Davies; Paul Jonson
624 Pages
170 x 247 mm
Pub date
Feb 2018
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Sports Law introduces the body of law that governs all sporting activities in Australia - from the local clubs to the professional commercial leagues - examining the areas of law that apply to sport such as tort, criminal liability, contract, intellectual property, marketing, trade, and competition. Supported by contemporary examples and discussions, the third edition explores recent events such as the ASADA investigation into the use of supplements by the Essendon Football Club, and highlights key issues of importance in sport such as concussion, gambling, governance, and doping. This text presents complex legal concepts in clear and engaging language, offering a comprehensive analysis of Australian and international sports law, and helps students understand how the law applies to sporting activities with end-of-chapter discussion questions and hypothetical scenarios.NEW TO THIS EDITIONExpanded coverage of governance and doping, including discussion of the 2015 World Anti-Doping CodeNew topical cases and discussion of recent controversies in Australian and international sportsUpdated case examples and discussion questions to assist with assessment preparationFully updated to reflect major legislative changes


1. Introduction
2. Organisational Structure and Governance
3. Domestic Disciplinary Tribunals
4. Violence
5. Negligence and Civil Liability
6. Specific Torts, Insurance and Risk Management
7. Corruption and Gambling in Sport
8. Doping
9. Employment
10. Agency
11. Trade and Competition
12. Intellectual Property
13. Marketing
14. Athlete Selection
15. Behavioural Misconduct
16. Discrimination
17. Children
18. Terms of a Sporting Contract
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

About the author: 

David Thorpe Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney; Antonio Buti Member of WA Parliament and Senior Honorary Fellow, School of Law, University of Western Australia; Chris Davies Associate Professor, College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University; Paul Jonson Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney

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