Master in International Sports Law

ISDE

Program Description

Master in International Sports Law

ISDE

This Master in International Sports Law has been designed for graduates in Law and other people interested in developing their careers in the Sports Law World.

The applicants must be able to attend and dedicate one year to the programme as a full-time student.

It is also compulsory for all the students to have a very good command of English language, as this will be the official language of the program and therefore all the lectures will be given in English.

Why should you choose this program?

  1. The Master´s faculty is composed of the most relevant international Sports Law professionals.
  2. The Master includes two academic stays (United Kingdom and Switzerland), where you will visit and receive practical training in leading institutions and law firms in the sports and sports law sector.
  3. The Master is ranked first in the top specialized Law programs by El Mundo.
  4. You will work on real sports law cases handled by other lawyers. Litigation, sports dispute resolution, ADR´s, arbitrations, mediations etc.. always with all the supporting documentation, claim, counterclaim, procedural strategy, writs, resources, sentences, and awards, etc ...
  5. We guarantee an internship period in leading law firms. An accurate learning opportunity that will give you security in the beginning and future of your professional career. A chance to learn from industry leaders and to work with the best professionals in the sector.
  6. Over 1000 graduates that are currently working in the Sports Law Industry.
  7. We offer a unique training methodology based on a combination of practical cases, master classes, institutional visits and in-house training.
  8. ISDE Alumni Employment Network and Networking with over 10,000 alumni, professors and program directors, made up of more than 200 professional firms from more than 30 countries.

OVERVIEW

NEXT EDITION: JANUARY 2018

In addition to all the Institutions, law firms and sports clubs that were already partners of this program, the master has now been enriched with an academic stay that will take place at the Wolfson College of Cambridge.

The students will travel to Cambridge to receive classes from the best sport law specialists from the United Kingdom, in a College that is known to be the most cosmopolitan center of the Cambridge University.

As one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge, Wolfson College is a leading academic research institution. Actually, the majority of its students are carrying out research towards postgraduate degrees (in particular, PhDs, MPhils and Master degrees).

During this week the students will have the chance to do some interesting visits in legal and sports-related Institutions. After this time in the United Kingdom, they will receive a certificate of attendance.

This trip for enrolled students includes airfare from and to Madrid, accommodation, some meals, and transportation for academic trips.

This new academic stay comes in addition to the trip that brings our students to Switzerland to visit the most important sports organizations, such as the IOC, CAS/TAS, UEFA and FIFA.

This trip for enrolled students includes airfare from and to Madrid, accommodation, some meals, and transportation for academic trips.

STRUCTURE

The total duration of the program exceeds 1500 hours. It is divided into two phases:

First phase

The first phase begins in January and takes place at our academic headquarters in Madrid, where students attend lectures every day.

In this first phase, students will also attend lectures during a week at the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.

This trip for enrolled students includes airfare from and to Madrid, accommodation, some meals, and transportation for academic trips.

Moreover, students will also make an institutional trip to Switzerland to visit the most important sports organizations, such as the IOC, the FIFA or the UEFA.

This trip for enrolled students includes airfare from and to Madrid, accommodation, some meals, and transportation for academic trips.

Second phase

The second phase of the program takes place at the premises of one of the collaborating entities of the Master, under the conditions and rules set by those entities. For this reason, the schedule for the second phase is subject to further modifications.

The graduation ceremony takes place in July.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

I. INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS LAW
  • General introduction to Sports Law
  • State law v. sports law
  • Fora for sports dispute resolution
  • Sources of law and the development of Lex Sportiva
  • Introduction to CAS and its impact in the Lex Sportiva
II. INTERSECTION OF SPORTS LAW WITH OTHER AREAS OF LAW
  • Labour Law
  • Contract law
  • Civil and criminal liability of athletes
  • Financial and economic principles of sports
  • EU law in the framework of Sports Law: "Competition"
  • Tax law
  • Corporate law (M&A)
  • Intellectual property law
  • Entertainment law
III. THE SPORTS MODEL
  • The Sport Accord
IV. FOOTBALL GOVERNANCE IN THE WORLD AND EUROPE
  • FIFA
  • UEFA
  • EPFL
  • ECA
  • CONCACAF
  • CONMEBOL
  • AFC
V. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  • Sport Dispute Resolution: National and International Level
  • General Introduction to alternative dispute resolution in the international level
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
VI. INTERNATIONAL SPORT DISPUTE RESOLUTION: NATIONAL LEVEL vs. INTERNATIONAL LEVEL: FEDERATIONS AND TAS/CAS
  • General Introduction
  • Ad Hoc divisions and notable awards
VII. INTERSECTION OF SPORTS LAW AND SWISS LAW IN EUROPE
  • Swiss Civil Code and Swiss Code of Obligations
  • PILA
  • Swiss Federal Tribunal
VIII. DOPING
  • WADA and the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Doping and state law
  • Doping proceedings
IX. SPORTS LAW IN SPAIN
  • Regulatory framework
  • Consejo Superior de Deportes
  • Liga de Fútbol Profesional
  • Federations
X. SPORTS LAW IN THE UK (COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)
  • Introduction to English law and the Common law in the UK
  • Common issues in UK sports law
  • Sports law in the UK v. Global sports law
  • UK relevant law and sports institutions
  • Premier League and the Football Association
XI. SPORTS LAW IN THE US
  • Introduction to US sports law and US sports model
  • Sports law and national identity
  • Common issues in US sports law
  • Antitrust framework of professional sports
  • Dispute resolution in US professional sports
  • US amateur sports (NCAA)
  • IP issues in US sports
XII. SPORTS LAW IN LATIN AMERICA
XIII. BASKETBALL
  • FIBA
  • Euroleague
  • BAT
XIV. INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
  • Tennis - ITF
  • Boxing and Martial arts – AIBA, WKF, UFC
XV. MOTORSPORTS
XVI. WRITING AND ADVOCACY SKILLS WORKSHOPS MORGAN
  • Contract drafting and negotiation, including simulation
  • FIFA written submissions
  • CAS written submissions
  • Opening and Closing statements
  • Direct and cross-examination of witnesses
  • Presentation of evidence
XVII. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
  • Gambling in sports
  • Match-fixing and manipulation of results
  • Agents and Intermediaries

*To be spread out throughout the entire academic program.

*The Academic Program is subject to modifications should ISDE Academic Team or the Director of the Master program consider it appropriated.

LOCATION AND CALENDAR

The Master in International Sports Law is divided into two phases:

The 1st phase takes place at ISDE Academic Center in Madrid, Spain. The students are obliged to attend lectures every day in the morning from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and some evenings.

The 2nd phase takes place as an internship in the Clubs, Sport-related Institutions or Sport-related Companies collaborating with the program. ISDE collaborates and works closely with institutions in the following countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Italia, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Panama, Peru, Mexico and Costa Rica.

The criteria used to appoint the Institution that will receive the student consists in a detailed case-by-case analysis of the student's academic performance, his/her own personal profile, and the previous acceptation by the receiving institution of that particular student.

ADMISSION PROCESS

The selection process developed by ISDE aims to ensure the uniformity of the participants’ level in order to allow them all to perform a similar work rate adapted to the program requirements.

Once a candidate has expressed his/her wish to apply for a position in one of ISDE’s Masters and therefore has submitted to ISDE a pre-requested set of personal data, a coordinator within ISDE’s Department of Admissions will be assigned to the candidate. This professional will be the in charge of the following-up along the whole admission process providing the candidate of any requested information as well as solving any doubt that may arise.

The stages of the admission process are the following:

Phase 1:

Candidates must submit to the Department of Admissions- via email- the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Copy of the University Degree
  • University Degree Transcripts
  • At least one Recommendation Letter (preferably two) of a person who knows the candidate for professional or academic reasons.

In light of all these documents that make up the application request and having verified that the candidate applicant fulfills the basic requirements, he or she will be called to perform a series of written and oral tests.

Phase 2:

It is held at ISDE’s head office where the candidate will be summoned for the written and oral tests in a single session.

Written tests:

  • Psychotechnical Test
  • Technical Skills Knowledge Test
  • English Proficiency Test

Once tests are completed, the candidate has a personal interview with a member of ISDE’s Admissions Department in which academic and professional applicant background will be addressed.

After the interview, an Admission Panel composed of one member of the Directorate of ISDE and two members of the Academic Committee of each specific Master will take place. During this panel, the expertise of the candidate in related content to the Master as well as the candidate human skills and other qualities will be evaluated.

Both in the interview and during the Admission Panel, the candidate will have to present his or her arguments and answers, in Spanish or English.

Phase 3:

After conducting the tests, interview and panel, the Admissions Committee which meets twice a month will assess all the applications. After its decision, all candidates receive immediate communication of the result: admission or not to occupy a position in the Master.

If the Admissions Committee needs to complete some information about the candidate, he or she might be required to send additional documentation to clarify certain aspects of his or her academic or professional career.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sports agent (FIFA - UEFA )
  • Legal advisor in a sports departments of law or auditing firms.
  • Legal advisor in federations and private and public sports institutions.
  • Legal advisor in a legal department of a national or international sports entity.

ISDE SPORTS LAW ALUMNI

Our Sports Law programs have more than 90% labor insertion rate in the sector, here are some examples of former students:
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This school offers programs in:
  • English


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