THE CENTRE FOR SPORTS LAW (CSL)
About the Centre
Sports law is a fascinating and rapidly developing field of legal practice and academic inquiry. It is an area of law that presents two faces – a public and a private face.The Centre for Sports Law (CSL) at NUALS is engaged in research and consultancy for both public and private bodies on issues relevant to the legal regulation of sport. The Centre has a particular focus on the intersection between sport and Indian law, but is also engaged with questions on global levels.The primary vision of the Centre is to promote study and research in sports law. The Centre organizes Seminars, Conferences and Workshops on Sports law to create interest and awareness about the domain not only among the student community but also among legal practitioners, academicians, sportsmen, regulators and moreover general public. The Centre also intends to provide anti-doping advisory and legal assistance in investigations and proceedings in this area.
Aims and Objectives
- Pursuing Fundamental and Applied Research in the area of laws relating to sports.
- Familiarizing the concept and practice of Sports law, providing education and imparting training for various target groups including students of Law, practitioners of Law, Academicians, Government and Non-governmental regulators of Sports in India, as well as Amateur and Professional Sports persons.
- Offering Consultancy Services in the areas including sponsorships, Corporate partnerships and other Extension activities
- Give necessary insights regarding new trends in the domain;
- Providing Anti-dopingAdvisory and Legal Assistance in investigations and proceedings.
- Providing Assistance and Advices in Policy Formulation and Implementation and Assistance in Execution of Policies formulated.
- Organizing Seminars, Workshops, Training Programmes and Interactions with Experts, Symposiums, Conferences etc.
- Offering Courses on Sports Law and Internship Opportunities for various Target groups
The Centre for Sports Law was inaugurated on August 19th, 2016by Shri Jiji Thomson, IAS, Former Director, Sports Authority of India and Former Chief Secretary, State of Kerala in the presence of Shri T.C Mathew, Vice-President, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Prof.(Dr.)Rose Varghese, the Honourable Vice Chancellor of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS). A Handbook on Sports Law brought out by the Centre was released by Shri T C Mathew and the logo of the Centre was released by Prof.(Dr.)Rose Varghese, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of NUALS.
The Inaugural Session was followed by a oneday Lecture. Three technical sessions were organized. First session was handled by Shri. Jiji Thomson IAS, who tremendously deliberated about sports law and its importance in India. Second session was taken by Shri.T C Mathew, who with authenticity stated that sports is the least prioritized area in India and the need for a total revamp of the system.The final session was handled by Dr. Athira P S, Director (i/c) Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, NUALS and she delivered a lecture on theinterface between Sports and Intellectual Property Rights.
Mr.Asif E, Director (i/c), Centre for Sports Law, NUALS
Dr. SujithS, Co Director, Centre for Sports Law, NUALS
Ms. Minu K Sanu, Research Associate, Centre for Sports Law, NUALS
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