The future of the ‘legal autonomy’ of sport

On Friday 16 September 2016, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Cambridge will host an all-day conference with the theme of ‘the legal autonomy of sport’, a concept long treasured by sports governing bodies, but which is perceived by some now to be a cloak for lack of democracy and fair process. Within this overall theme there are three strands reflecting the three conference sessions: contractual, political and legal autonomy. This conference is organised by the Sports Law unit at ARU and speakers will include Andrew Smith (Matrix Chambers), Dr Antoine Duval LL.M. (Asser Instituut, Netherlands), Professor Ian Blackshaw (International Sports Lawyer and Visiting Professor at ARU), Dr Leonardo Valladeres Pacheco de Oliveira (ARU), Professor Jack Anderson (Queen’s University Belfast), Tom Serby M.A. (ARU), John O’Leary (ARU), Dr Aysem Diker Vanberg (ARU), Dr Egle Dagilyte (ARU) and Simon Boyes (Nottingham Law School). For more information, please click here.


Sports Law