Sports Law

Melbourne Law School’s internationally renowned specialisation in sports law is at the cutting-edge of sporting and legal knowledge. It was developed specifically for legal practitioners and professionals in the growing field of sports administration and management, for whom an understanding of sports law will provide a real professional advantage. With specially formulated international and national advisory boards influencing the program’s focus and direction, the graduate program in sports law provides a fascinating insight into this legal area.

Hayden Opie

Director of Studies
Mr Hayden Opie

2015 Program



All subjects can be taken as part of a degree or on a single subject basis.

2015 Sports Law flyer (PDF)

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Sports Law News: Cricket and the Olympics

In this Opinion piece published on the ABC’s The Drum, on 12 August 2015, Director of Studies of the Sports Law Program, Hayden Opie, discusses the blueprint for cricket at the Olympics as proposed by the International Cricket Council’s arch rival, Lalit Modi, and aired on Four Corners on 10 August 2015.  Read more…


Message from the Director of Studies

One of the pleasures of my involvement with the Sports Law program comes from seeing our students take their research efforts to the wider world through the publication of their papers and theses. Their work is making a significant contribution to an understanding of the legal environment in which sport functions and to working towards resolving some of the difficult legal issues confronting the proper administration and conduct of sport in Australia and internationally. The listing of their collective efforts has recently been extensively updated and I commend it to you.

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