Sports Law

Convenors:
Simon Boyes
John O’Leary

The appropriate role of the law in regulating sporting activity is a highly contested one and the issue arises in a variety of contexts. Of particular interest is the debate as to whether the particular nature of sport - sometimes described as its "specificity" - should be recognised as necessitating exemption from the ordinary law or, alternatively, as demanding that its treatment should be in some way exceptional or special. This debate underpins a wider existential discussion as to the nature and scope of the discipline of sports law. This stream is open particularly to papers addressing these themes, but papers on all aspects of the law relating to sport are welcome.

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform. They must be no longer than 300 words and should include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.