Anti-doping laws, sponsorship contracts and FIFA will all be examined on a unique new Masters programme, delivered by Sheffield Hallam University.
The Helena Kennedy Centre's LLM Global Sports Law in Practice is a new Masters programme on the practice and procedure of sports law, designed and delivered by internationally recognised experts - and exclusively online.
Legal experts will focus on the practice and procedure of the highest and most important sports law forums, such as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC), UK Anti-Doping and many others.
Subject areas include anti-doping litigation, football contracts with emphasis on employment and European competition law, injuries on and off the field, intellectual property rights, sponsorship contracts, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.
The Masters programme, which is aimed at law graduates, law practitioners, sports administrators and sports agents, will be launched at a special event in Sheffield on Wednesday 18 May.
Guests to the launch event include the former Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping at UK Sport, Michele Verroken.
Sital Dhillon, head of the department of law and criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, said:
Sport has become complex with an increasing number of sporting disputes requiring legal expertise.
Our Masters programme will look at the important elements of assistance, advice and representation in sporting relationships, and provide expertise in unlocking and resolving sporting disputes, as well as the regulation of sporting activities and relationships.