International Conference of Sports Law Students

15.12.2021. / news / Students

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the Centre for Sports Law Research of the Edge Hill University (UK) and the Sports Law, Sports Policies and Sports Diplomacy Centre of the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law have organized an online international students conference on various sports law topics. The topics have been presented in a comparative manner, UK and Croatian prospective, and were on: Combatting Football Hooliganism: Legal Responses, The Labour (Employment) Status of Athletes, Sports Injuries and the Law: Actions in Negligence and Sports Violence and the Criminal Law.

On behalf of the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law the students who participated as speakers were: Gabrijel Prpić, Iman Mrkić, Riccardo Sgardelli, and Leonarda Šenvald, all students from the course Sports Law of the IX semester of the Integrated study programme in law.

We are extremely proud of the way how our students have demonstrated a high level of legal knowledge in sports law and have, in a competent manner, equally professionally presented their topics in Legal English, like their colleagues from the UK, did. It has been concluded that this initiative will repeat regularly on an annual basis since, among others, helps in the fulfillment of the strategic aims of the University. Primarily, it is in students’ interest to have such an experience because it helps them to improve their competencies but also because it has a huge impact on better visibility and internationalization of the University.


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