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UEFA Football Law Programme

UEFA Football Law Programme

The UEFA Football Law Programme is specially designed for legal specialists who want to get up to speed on the most recent developments in football law and broaden their understanding of the issues involved.

The programme comprises four week-long sessions, which address key issues and topical aspects of football law. It has been developed by UEFA, in close cooperation with internationally renowned academic experts and practitioners.

The four sessions cover:
• an introduction to football law;
• FIFA transfer regulations;
• other football rules and regulations;
• the Court of Arbitration for Sport and its procedures.

The four sessions will be spread over a period of 12 months. Successful participants will receive a certificate of advanced study in football law (worth ten ECTS credits) from Kadir Has University (Istanbul, Turkey), in cooperation with the University of Padova (Italy), Rey Juan Carlos University (Madrid, Spain) and UEFA.

To encourage an exchange of ideas and opinions, the programme is open to a wide range of participants from different backgrounds and organisations. A total of 20 participants will be selected for each edition of the programme.

UEFA Football Law Programme

Applicants must either:
• work in the legal department of one of UEFA's member associations; or
• hold a legal position at a football club, a players' union or a league; or
• work for a law firm that deals with football-related cases.

Applicants must also prove that they have a good command of English (both oral and written).

Please note that this programme is designed primarily for people who have not taken part in a programme on football law in the past.

Participation in this programme costs €5,000 per person (which covers all course materials, as well as lunches and coffee breaks during sessions). Please note that this fee does not include travel or accommodation costs.

The deadline for applications for the latest edition of the UEFA Football Law Programme is 31 May 2017. Potential applicants should send an email to universities@uefa.ch to request an application form and details of the application process.