Diploma in Sports Law


REGISTRATIONS OPEN 

LAST DATE TO REGISTER - 31st January 2017


The diploma in Sports Law, India's first has been launched by Gujarat National Law University. It is a one of its kind in India. The diploma covers practical issues of Sports Law and it covers topics that are both domestically and internationally relevant. Modules covered in this diploma include Governance of Sports, the relationship of sports with business. Special focus is given to Sports regulating authorities including the International Olympic association, the World Anti Doping Agency, the Indian - Anti Doping Agency and others. A specific chapter on the IP and Media related issues concerning Sports Law are also included. With the advent of Information Technology, a special section on Data Protection also forms a part of this unique online programme.

Potential benefits to students/professionals and faculty

•    Enhance knowledge in Sports law
•    Understanding vital rules and regulations of the sporting authorities of India and the world
•    Understand the practical aspects of the sporting world vis a vis Law

DURATION: ONE YEAR

FOR ANY QUERY, PLEASE CONTACT - iptb@gnlu.ac.in

Unique Features of this online programme

  • Continuous live online lectures that are recorded for future access to all enrolled students
  • Course developed by learned academicians and practicing lawyers 
  • Study at your own pace
  • Audio Video Presentations along with Electronic material, which can be printed for references
  • Focus on real life case study examples
  • Continuous access to mentors and career counselling advice
  • ONLY One DAY - On campus physical mandatory interaction with GNLU faculty, skills trainers and practicing lawyers [This will take place either in November or December of 2017 ONLY (Days are flexible)]
  • Get a chance to meet and interact with the experts and network among lawyers
  • On campus boarding and lodging facility will be provided to all students
  • University Identity cards to all registered diploma students
  • Learn everything on the go - online
  • Practical oriented evaluation - 2 MCQ tests and a few short assignments and case studies
  • Animated presentations on important topics
  • Response time to queries - Less than 12 hours
  • Mentor monitored training programmes available to all

Eligibility:

  • Minimum: 10 plus 2 pass, He/she can also be a part of any university
  • Any professional is also eligible for applying to this course

Documents required [To be uploaded online]

  • 10th Class Pass certificate [photocopy will also do]
  • 12th Class Marksheet [photocopy will also do]
  • Scanned Copy of your signature
  • Scanned ID Proof [photocopy will also do]
  • Scanned Copy of your Passport Size photograph

Optional Documents

  • Undergraduate certificate [if applicable] [photocopy will also do]
  • Post graduate certificate [if applicable] [photocopy will also do]

FEES

Course Fee: Rs. 17750/-  [For Indian Students] / US$400 [For students paying from foreign countries]

Note: Candidates applying for the course are instructed to verify eligibility criteria before registering for the course. Admission of ineligible candidates shall be cancelled and Rs. 200/- shall be deducted from the fees paid before processing refund.

PAYMENT FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS [WITHIN INDIA]

ONLINE PAYMENT THROUGH BILL DESK.  PLEASE CLICK ON "JOIN NOW" BUTTON FOR PAYMENT. BILL DESK IS AN ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY USED BY GNLU FOR FEE COLLECTION

PAYMENT MADE BY FOREIGN NATIONALS:

For foreign nationals, the fee payment process is different. The student has to deposit the fee in the GNLU Account. Details are mentioned below

  • Gujarat National Law University Bank Account Detail
  • Name of Beneficiary: GUJARAT NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY
  • Address of Beneficiary: ATTALIKA AVENUE KNOWLEDGE CORRIDOR, KOBA, GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT, INDIA-382028
  • Name of the Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd.
  • Bank Branch (Full Address): G - 2, GROUND FLOOR, SUPER MALL - II, INFOCITY, GANDHINAGAR - 382 009
  • Bank Account Number: 24971450000146
  • Beneficiary Bank's SWIFT Code: HDFCINBB
  • PLEASE MENTION THE BANK TRANSACTION ID IN THE REGISTRATION FORM AS WELL. WITHOUT THAT YOUR REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE VALID.

Instructional System

[Online learning] the instructional system consists of:

  • Self-instructional material
  • Audio-video/Digital programmes
  • Online Support
  • Interactive Counseling [Mentor Monitored Programmes]
  • Live online classroom sessions

SCHEDULE

January 2017 - January 2018 [The first online live lecture will take place in the first week of February 2017]

MODULES


MODULE 1. INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS LAW

•    History of Sports and its relationship with the law
•    Sports Law and the Rise of International Autonomous Sports Law bodies
•    EU law and Sport
•    Indian Law and Sport
•    US Law and Sport


MODULE 2. SPORTS AND ITS GOVERNANCE
 
•    Global Governance of Sports Law
•    Sporting bodies
•    Organisational structure; setting up a club
•    Taxation of sports organisations
•    Funding and grant applications; lottery licences
•    Player and management liability

MODULE 3:  SPORTS AND BUSINESS

•    Sponsorship agreements
•    Ambush marketing
•    Broadcasting
•    Ticketing
•    Merchandising

MODULE 4: SPORTS AND DISCIPLINE

•    Disciplinary codes
•    Internal disciplinary procedures
•    On-field offences
•    Dispute resolution bodies
•    Arbitration in sport
•    Court of Arbitration for Sport
•    Suspensions and appeals
•    Challenging decisions

MODULE 5: ROLE OF COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

•    Role of courts in the governance of sport and how courts gain jurisdiction to get involved in the affairs of sports governing bodies.
•    Sports governing bodies and their judicial scrutiny
•    Preference for the resolution of disputes through Alternate dispute resolution.
•    Standards of Arbitration Proceedings
•    The Court of Arbitration for Sport--the world's premier institute for sports arbitration.

MODULE 6: ANTI-DOPING AND WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE
 
•    What is Doping?
•    World Anti-Doping Code
•    Purpose and scope of World Anti-Doping Agency
•    Responsibilities of Sportsperson
•    Identify the various violations under the World Anti-Doping Code
•    Therapeutic use:exemptions to anti-doping regulation
•    The sanctions for anti-doping rule violations.


MODULE 7: CRIMINAL LAW, SPORTS GOVERNING BODIES AND THE FIGHT AGAINST MATCH-FIXING
 
•    Match-Fixing, Betting and Gambling.
•    The treatment of gambling laws in various jurisdictions.
•    The applicable Indian law on Match-Fixing and Spot-Fixing
•    Indian Criminal Law and Spot-Fixing
•    International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Code and compare it with football's response.
•    Protection of players
•    Club policies and procedures
•    Social media policies
•    Child protection
•    Data protection


MODULE 8: SPORTS, SPORTSPERSON AND ALLIED RIGHTS
 
•    Equality and discrimination
•    IP and media rights
•    Image and player rights
•    Player contracts and rights protection
•    The role of Trade Mark law
•    The role of Intellectual Property Rights
•    Competition Law and Sports


MODULE 9: KEY ISSUES IN SPORT

•    Corruption in sport
•    Violence in sport
•    Concussion; second impact syndrome
•    Gambling and manipulation of sports
•    Sport and technology
•    Application of the WADA Code
•    Therapeutic use exemption
•    Testing and exemptions
•    Sanctions


MODULE 10: SPORTS LAW IN INDIA

•    National Sports Policy, 1984/2001
•    Sports governing bodies in India
•    Recommendations by several committee
•    Need of Uniform Sports Code in India
•    Indian Sports Leagues: Law and Issues

FOR ANY QUERY, PLEASE CONTACT - iptb@gnlu.ac.in


Refund Policy
Rules for the refund of fee on the account of Withdrawal/Cancellation
of admission.
  • Admission can be withdrawn by the written application addressed to Dean Extension and Training Department, Gujarat National Law University.
  • Application for withdrawal of admission made within the first 30 days of the start of course shall be entitled to full refund of admission fee after the deduction of administrative charges.
  • Application for withdrawal of admission made after the first 30 days of the start of the course shall not be entitled to refund of admission fee.