Education - Centre for International Sports Law

CISL is unique amongst sports law research centres of this kind in that all the cutting-edge research the centre produces is embedded into our range of academic and professional courses. In 2009, Staffordshire University launched an LLM in International Sports Law with Squire Sanders Dempsey, one of the leading international sports law solicitors.

From 2011, CISL will also be making available its ground-breaking Crowdlaw resources as a freely available Open Educational Resource (OER) for Schools, Colleges and the general public to download.

Undergraduate Degrees

LLB Hons (Sports Law)

Postgraduate Degrees

LLM (International Sports Law) by Distance Learning

MPhil - It is also possible to study postgraduate Masters research degrees in Sports Law

PhD – All potential sports law PhD candidates will need to complete and return the application form


The Crowdlaw resources are designed to introduce current sports law concepts in a friendly and easy to understand manner. As such, they will be particularly useful for school and college students and educators. Each topic has several resources:

  • A table detailing how the Crowdlaw resource fits with school and college courses

  • A two-page factsheet outlining an introduction to the topic

  • Two pages of practical activities to try out

  • A worksheet (with downloadable answers)

  • A game, quiz or activity sheet based on that topic

Crowdlaw pages