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INTERNATIONAL MASTER IN SPORTS LAW - LLM - Universidad Europea de Madrid - Real Madrid
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International master’s in Sports Law - LLM

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Modality
Campus Based
Language
English
Duration
October - July
ECTS
60
About the program

Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea’s Master in Sports Law, LLM is aimed at law graduates from all around the world who want to develop their professional careers in the field of international sports law. The program offers students a solid knowledge of the organization of sports, their rules and regulations and their dispute resolution mechanisms.

The program allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge to work in international federations, law firms, sports clubs, professional leagues, anti-doping organizations and sports representation agencies.

The Master in Sports Law LLM, developed by a committee of experts, is structured in such a way as to allow the student to gradually immerse themselves in the sports law world, starting with a general overview of international sports institutions and their rules and regulations before moving towards more detailed study of specific issues surrounding sports law.

All our professors and lecturers are involved in international sports law activities, something that allows our students to get a true vision of professional practice as international lawyers, sport arbitrators, football club managers and leaders. Using the experience of our lecturers, the academic methodology focuses on a practical approach, with candidates studying leading cases on sports law, taking part in moot courts, and getting involved in forums and discussions with fellow students and professors, creating strong professional links.

In addition, the master degree offers the chance to visit public and private institutions, both national and international, such as the Spanish Professional Football League, FIFA, UEFA, IBU, FEI and the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Students benefit from the wide network of agreements with international law firms, institutions and international federations to carry out their internships, including Real Madrid C.F which offers a limited number of places for students within Real Madrid’s Legal Department..

 

Details

Differential Aspects

  • A specific academic program designed by an expert committee for the best academic achievement.
  •  A modern study methodology with a practical emphasis that promotes professional relationships between students and lecturers
  • All the lecturers and professors are involved in International sports law activities.
  • Visits to sports institutions such as FIFA, UEFA, Court of Arbitration for Sports.
  • Chance to complete internships in the legal department at Real Madrid C.F (the club offers a limited number of placements) or in international law firms, institutions and international federations, such as Ruiz Huerta y Crespo, Laffer, Sportia Law, and the International Triathlon Union.

Aimed at:

The International Master in Sports Law, LLM, is an excellent opportunity for graduates with a background in law, seeking a solid specialization in a postgraduate degree with a high potential of employability, and for lawyers wishing to expand their professional horizons.

A good command of English and a degree in law are required. Candidates will have to pass an interview intended to assess their profile and acceptance in the program.

Top 3 Reasons why
100%
of Real Madrid Legal advice professionals are part of the faculty
More than 50
professionals and 15 institutions

Networking with sports professionals – high employability

 
Our collaborators
Our internship program will let you learn from the best inside sports organizations and leading companies in sports-related disciplines
 
Admissions
Learn everything you need to know to participate in the program, from documentation, interview process and registration.
Key aspects
Location
  • Campus Alcobendas of Universidad Europea de Madrid, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and ‘Real Madrid City’ (Valdebebas).
Schedule
Monday to Thursday, 10:00 to 14:00.
Duration
60 ECTS, from October to July.
Price
18,800€

COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITIES

Visit to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and Real Madrid City (Valdebebas). Students may also participate in a trip to Switzerland. The trip will include visits to the headquarters of important sports institutions such as:

  • UEFA
  • FIFA
  • FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONAL
  • INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON UNION
  • THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT.

 

METHODOLOGY

The academic methodology throughout the master has a strong focus on learning by doing and looking at practical case studies. Lecturers are real professionals and experts in international sports litigation. Students will look at leading cases on sports law, experience moot court proceedings and take part in forums and discussions with lecturers and classmates.

The academic program and the academic methodology have been designed by an expert committee composed by experienced lecturers and professionals for the best academic achievement.

Among many other activities, the master offers students an eminently practical vision of the procedures that are processed before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Students will have the opportunity to learn step by step and through practice how to carry out a procedure before FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and the subsequent appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Assisted and advised by international lawyers, they will experience such proceedings and have the chance to defend their cases before a panel composed by real arbitrators in a courtroom. The students will play different roles - as parties, witnesses and lawyers.

Program
MODULE 1.- ORGANIZATION OF SPORT INSTITUTIONS
  • International organization of sports.
  • The olimpic committee, international federations, atp, gaisf, and others.
  • New trends and current status of the sports market.
  • The word anti-doping agency.
  • Court of arbitration for sports.
  • National federations, professional leagues.
  • The relationship between international and national institutions.
  • Fifa as an example of football governing body. Organization and daily functioning of fifa.
  • International triathlon union as a model of organization and daily fuctioning of a medium-sized federation.
  • Euroliga, fiba, national federations.
MODULE 2.-LEX SPORTIVA. SOURCES OF SPORTS LAW. WHO AND HOW DRAFT GOVERNING SPORTS LAW
  • Rules and regulations on international sports institutions.
  • European union law.
  • National sports law.
  • The relationship between different legal sports law systems.
  • Fifa and word antidoping agency as models of sports lawmakers.
MODULE 3.- DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITHIN SPORTS
  • Coexistence of conflict resolution systems in the framework of sports. Ordinary courts versus alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Alternative dispute resolution within international federations.
  • The court of arbitration for sports. Ordinary proceedings. Appeal proceedings. Ad hoc division of cas.
  • Alternative dispute resolution within national federation
MODULE 4.- ORGANIZATION OF SPORTS EVENTS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
  • Organization of sports events.
  • Sport event concept: requirements to organize a sport event
  • The bidding procedure.
  • Events: champions league final, world championship of an olympic sport (handball), olympic and paralympic games, others.
  • Intellectual property rights of an event (hosting rights, sponsoring and marketing rights, tv and social media rights).
  • The agreement of an sport event: sponsoring of a sport event
  • Tv rights of the event.
  • Contract model of the final of champions league
  • Contract model of world cup event of triathlon.
  • Good governance.
  • Implementation of good governance
  • Compliance
  • Today’s controls of good governance
  • Best practice example
MODULE 5.- INTERNATIONAL ANTI-DOPING
  • The sources of law in doping international.
  • Analysis of world anti-doping code.
  • Analysis of leading cases in anti-doping matters before the court of arbitration for sports.
MODULE 6.- INTERNATIONAL TAXATION ON ATHLETES
  • Three general ways to define tax borders.
  • The concurrence of fiscal sovereignties. Double taxation conventions. The oecd convention.
  • Taxation of individual athletes performing their activity in countries other than those of their residence.
  • Taxation of athletes integrated into teams. The importance of the tax residence.
  • Special reference to the taxation of the assignment of image rights.
MODULE 7.- SWISS LAW AND FOOTBALL SPORT LAW

Swiss law.

  • Importance of swiss law before the court of arbitration for sports.
  • Important principles of swiss law (swiss code of obligations, civil code, swiss employment law)
  • Swiss law on associations and swiss arbitration law
  • Civil law appeals against cas awards before the federal supreme court of switzerland.
  • Football sport law.
  • Fifa rules and regulations on status and transfers of players.
  • Fifa proceedings.
MODULE 8.- PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORTs

History and main features of the court of arbitration for sports.

  • General provisions applicable to arbitration proceedings before cas.
  • Special provisions applicable to ordinary arbitration procedures and special provisions applicable to appeal procedures.
  • Civil law appeals against cas awards.
  • Enforcement of cas awards. Fifa disciplinary proceedings and new york convention.
  • Leading cases before cas. Contractual stability, doping matters, eligibility, transfer of minors.
  • Moot court.
MODULE 9.- INTERNSHIP
 
MODULE 10.- MASTERS THESIS
 
Directors
ALBERTO RUIZ DE AGUIAR DIAZ OBREGON
Founder and Partner, SPORTIA LAW.
Javier Lopez
JAVIER LOPEZ FARÉ
Director, Legal Services at Real Madrid C.F.
Professors
Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea reserves the right to make any necessary changes in faculty assignments for the programs. For more information, please check the Graduate School Regulations.
Collaborators
Sportia Law
Senn Ferrero
Garrigues
Club de Campo, Villa de Madrid
Baker & McKenzie

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