How do sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption? What are the biggest challenges of sports events, sports contract law and the resolution of sports-related disputes and arbitration?

Switzerland is home to the most important sports organizations. Within that setting Zurich University – known worldwide for the excellence of its faculty and its legal education programs – is offering an LL.M. in International Sports Law.

The program provides economic and legal insight into sports organizations and analyzes how they operate and integrate on a national and international level. 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.


The program includes a General Course and a Specialization Courses, comprising approximately 400 lectures. The General Course lectures build the foundation for the subsequent Specialization Course. To receive the LL.M. title students must pass all exams of the general courses and the specialization courses as well as write a thesis. In addition, participants will need to attend two study trips (Luxembourg / Brussels, China, USA).

Courses are delivered through a blend of international experts (30% professors, 70% practitioners). The use of international sources, such as conventions, means you learn about the law in Switzerland, the EU while also developing a broader international perspective.

General Courses:

  • Legal English for Lawyers
  • EU Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht
  • Wettbewerbsrecht
  • Wirtschaftsstrafrecht
  • Internationales Steurrecht
  • Internationales Gesellschaftsrecht
  • IPRG / International Litigation
  • Compliance
  • Vertragsrecht
  • Legal Technology
  • Arbitration / Vertragsverhandlung

Specialization Course

·Organisation and Good Governance

·Dispute Resolution: General and Specific Areas

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

Summary of key points:

2 Course Option

Option 1

  • Part-Time, 24 months (flexible entry)
  • 4 Semester, classes take part Friday in the afternoons and Saturday in the mornings
  • Teaching Language: German and English
  • Degree: LL.M. International Sports Law

Option 2

  • Full-Time, 12 months (entry every 2 years)
  • 2 Semester
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Degree: LL.M. International Sports Law

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 languages (German and English).
  • Application form:
  • Application deadline: Please check our website


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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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