LL.M. International Sports Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law

Program Description

LL.M. International Sports Law

University Of Zurich - Faculty of Law

LL.M. International Sports Law

Since 20 years the LL.M. International Sports Law offers a unique and valuable further education for lawyers taking into account the complex legal needs of the global economy wishing to pursue advanced studies. With over 200 years of experience the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs. The school’s location, Zurich is the economic capital and most vibrant city of Switzerland and is situated in the heart of Europe allowing students to easily discover the European countries and explore Switzerland’s stunning nature.

The ongoing demand and positive feedback from program graduates reflect the attractiveness and practical applicability of this graduate program. The specially designed LL.M. program will entail a highly challenging, practice-related work study program. An international team of lecturers ensures that course subject matter is not limited to national issues, but encompasses a growing body of international business law. Academic modules conducted in the USA, as well as in China and Geneva, contribute to the international nature of the program.

The program

Among the strength that graduate students find at the University of Zurich are the opportunity to pursue a broad course of study, and the possibility to explore their areas of interest in the Specialization Courses. Students will profit from our LL.M. program specially designed and developed for lawyers working in an international field.

The LL.M. is conducted either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis. The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 420 lectures. The program is completed with the submission of a thesis.

The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. After an introduction to the economic and legal foundations of the international economy and important foreign areas of law, the emphasis shifts to European and international business (e.g., EU Common Market, Competition Law, WTO, Corporate Law, Tax and Corporate Criminal Law).

The Specialization Course comprises of two modules:

  • Module 1: Organization and Governance
  • Module 2: Dispute Resolution: General and Specific Areas

Module 1 provides an economic and legal insight into sports organizations. It analyzes how sport organizations operate and integrate on a national and international level. Participants will also focus on topics such as sport events, sport contract law and the resolution of sports related disputes and arbitration.

Module 2 addresses the question of how sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption, that are endangering the fundamental principles of sporting competition, such as, doping, illegal betting, e.g., gaming manipulation, and corruption in the sport.

Students who are interested in only taking the Specialization Course can be awarded a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).

Summary of key points:

Course duration/Language:
  • Part-Time: 4 Semester in German, classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the morning
  • Full-Time: 1 year on a full-time base, classes are held in English (7month presence time)

Degree: LL.M. International Sports Law
Application form: www.LLM.uzh.ch
Application deadline: Please check our website

Application and Eligibility

The following requirements must be met for admission to the program of study:

  • Degree in Law at a Master’s level (exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Professional experience
  • Good verbal and written knowledge of the teaching language (English)


CHF 32,800.–
Included in tuition costs are the costs for course materials, examination fees as well as all intensive weekends and certain additional events. Not included are costs for excursions, additional literature and living costs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
2 - 4 semesters
Part time
Full time
32,800 CHF
Start date Feb. 2017
Switzerland Zurich
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Duration 2 - 4 semesters
Price 32,800 CHF