Purposes and Functions
The purpose of the Sports Law Centre (SLC) is to develop collaborative
research in Canadian sport law and to promote comparative studies through links
with international organizations. The SLC will perform these functions by
providing documentation and by engaging in research, publication and teaching.
The initial goals of the SLC are to:
- establish a documentation and resource base for use by students, scholars,
lawyers and the business community;
- engage in research and scholarship in the study of case law, statute law
and public policy issues relating to sport and physical activity;
- enhance understanding of the legal dimensions of public policy issues such
as sport violence, sport safety and equality rights in sport;
- promote public understanding of the application of Canadian law to sport
and physical activity.
The SLC is the site for information, expertise and interdisciplinary studies
and research serving students, lawyers, athletes, coaches, athletic
administrators, sport associations and businesses, government and community
groups. Initial projects of the Centre include:
- publishing a Newsletter dealing with current issues in Canadian sport law.
- preparing a Directory of Canadian sport lawyers, agents and other
- collecting documents and materials relating to Canadian sport law and
preparing databases for use in consultation and research.
- completing the third edition of Sports and the Law in Canada (J.
Barnes) and preparing source materials for use in Canadian sport law courses.
- Hosting sport law conferences for scholars, the sports industry, sport
administrators and legal professionals.