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GIP6075077, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW (Ord. 2017)
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FAIR PLAY AND SPORTS LAW
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge JACOPO TOGNON 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/20 Philosophy of Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 A.A. 2019/20 sede di Padova 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 TOGNON JACOPO (Presidente)
MORO PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
PAVAN MARIANNA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: • Developing a sound knowledge of the principal topics concerning sports law and sports ethics. In particular it will be analysed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS/TAS). The course will investigate legal cases, examine the arbitration and jurisprudence on international disciplinary and economic sports matters.
Students will gain an in depth knowledge of FIFA, UEFA and the related football law system. They will also learn the main EU law and policy documents on sport (from the Lisbon Treaty to the Erasmus + sport).
Examination methods: oral exam
Assessment criteria: • Competence and skills on sports law issues will be evaluated, together with the ability to be critical thinkers and argue on the topics addressed throughout the course. The oral test will deal with macro topics such as: Sport and the European Union, International Sports Law, Fair Play and Olympism, CAS/TAS. All the study materials that will be given during the course, with particular reference to football will be of utmost importance
Course unit contents: • The course will consist of 24 2-hour classes –seminars included.
It will cover the following four modules:

1) EU Sports Law
Legal analysis of the leading cases of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the free movement of sport workers and study of the Bosman case; competition law in the sport sector; State aid; antitrust and television rights.
2) Law related to the Olympics Games
Assessment of the Olympic Games host city application and election procedures, further to functions, purposes and members election mechanism of the main IOC Commissions according to the Olympic Charter. Ethics and Fair Play, Olympics boycott and the Olympic Truce.
3) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and its relevant jurisprudence
In depth study of the arbitration court that since 1984 has been dealing with disputes resolution on sports law matters. How the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) works and its roles. Procedural Rules. Ordinary, appeal and mediation arbitration procedures. Applicable law. Analysis of the Sports-related Arbitration and Mediation Rules Code. Ad hoc Division and the Olympic Games. Research and analysis of case law. Judicial Recourse to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
4) Football Law
In depth examination of the main bodies of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Dispute Resolution Chamber: governance and aims. Main rules of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). In particular art. 17 on the consequences of terminating a contract without just cause and art. 19 on the international transfers of minors. Jurisprudence and CAS case law.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: • The teaching method will comprise frontal lectures using the support of slides. Besides, seminars hosting speakers from sports bodies will be organised during the course.
The final test will be oral. The exam programme will also include the extra materials that will circulate during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: • Besides the book mentioned below the course will build on extra materials allowing students to develop a sound analytical capacity to compare theory and practice of sports law. This collection of articles, essays, reports, case law, jurisprudence etc. will be sent via mail and will be considered part of the programme to be prepared for the final exam
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Alexandre Miguel Mestre, The Law of the Olympic Games. --: T.M.C ASSER PRESS, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jacopo Tognon, Materials Course of Fair Play and Sports Law.. --: Copisteria San Francesco, --.