International Master in Sports Law, LLM

Become an expert in sports law, regulations and dispute resolution

The Master in Sports Law allows students to acquire the knowledge to work in sport federations, law firms, sports clubs, professional leagues, anti-doping organizations among others.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
International Master’s in Sports Law - LLM


Oct 23, 2020


9 months
  • Visits to prestigious sports institutions such as FIFA, UEFA, Court of Arbitration for Sports.
  • Students get a true vision of professional practice as international lawyers, sport arbitrators, football club managers and leaders

20% discount shall be granted on the amount charged to reserve a space in the 1st year of the degree for first-time students who enrol for the 2020/2021 school year between August 1st and August 15st 2020. Legal Notice here

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

On this program you will be immersed in the world of sports law

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Oct 23, 2020

  • Modalidad


    Available online
  • Duration

    9 months

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Alcobendas

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento


  • Tipo de Estudio


Why study this program?

+ 5 visits

to some of the world’s leading sports organizations and bodies

% Professors

are involved in International sports law activities

% Students

wil experience moot court proceedings

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Student profile and study access information

The International Master in Sports Law, LLM, is an excellent opportunity for graduates with a background in law, seeking a solid specialization in a postgraduate degree with a high potential of employability, and for lawyers wishing to expand their professional horizons.


A good command of English and a degree in law are required. Candidates will have to pass an interview intended to assess their profile and acceptance in the program.


The majority of the classes take place at Universidad Europea’s Alcobendas campus, although due to the partnership with Real Madrid CF, classes also are held at the Santiago Bernabeu as well as Real Madrid City, the club’s training base in Alcobendas.

As a truly international program, students also have the opportunity to take place on additional activities such as trips to:

  • UEFA
  • FIFA

Study plan


  • International organization of sports.
  • The olimpic committee, international federations, atp, gaisf, and others.
  • New trends and current status of the sports market.
  • The word anti-doping agency.
  • Court of arbitration for sports.
  • National federations, professional leagues.
  • The relationship between international and national institutions.
  • Fifa as an example of football governing body. Organization and daily functioning of fifa.
  • International triathlon union as a model of organization and daily fuctioning of a medium-sized federation.
  • Euroliga, fiba, national federations.


  • Rules and regulations on international sports institutions.
  • European union law.
  • National sports law.
  • The relationship between different legal sports law systems.
  • Fifa and word antidoping agency as models of sports lawmakers.


  • Coexistence of conflict resolution systems in the framework of sports. Ordinary courts versus alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Alternative dispute resolution within international federations.
  • The court of arbitration for sports. Ordinary proceedings. Appeal proceedings. Ad hoc division of cas.
  • Alternative dispute resolution within national federation


  • Organization of sports events.
  • Sport event concept: requirements to organize a sport event
  • The bidding procedure.
  • Events: champions league final, world championship of an olympic sport (handball), olympic and paralympic games, others.
  • Intellectual property rights of an event (hosting rights, sponsoring and marketing rights, tv and social media rights).
  • The agreement of an sport event: sponsoring of a sport event
  • Tv rights of the event.
  • Contract model of the final of champions league
  • Contract model of world cup event of triathlon.
  • Good governance.
  • Implementation of good governance
  • Compliance
  • Today’s controls of good governance
  • Best practice example


  • The sources of law in doping international.
  • Analysis of world anti-doping code.
  • Analysis of leading cases in anti-doping matters before the court of arbitration for sports.


  • Three general ways to define tax borders.
  • The concurrence of fiscal sovereignties. Double taxation conventions. The oecd convention.
  • Taxation of individual athletes performing their activity in countries other than those of their residence.
  • Taxation of athletes integrated into teams. The importance of the tax residence.
  • Special reference to the taxation of the assignment of image rights.


Swiss law.

  • Importance of swiss law before the court of arbitration for sports.
  • Important principles of swiss law (swiss code of obligations, civil code, swiss employment law)
  • Swiss law on associations and swiss arbitration law
  • Civil law appeals against cas awards before the federal supreme court of Switzerland.
  • Football sport law.
  • Fifa rules and regulations on status and transfers of players.
  • Fifa proceedings.


History and main features of the court of arbitration for sports.

  • General provisions applicable to arbitration proceedings before cas.
  • Special provisions applicable to ordinary arbitration procedures and special provisions applicable to appeal procedures.
  • Civil law appeals against cas awards.
  • Enforcement of cas awards. Fifa disciplinary proceedings and new york convention.
  • Leading cases before cas. Contractual stability, doping matters, eligibility, transfer of minors.
  • Moot court.





Alberto Ruiz De Aguiar López Obregón
Program director. Founder and Partner, SPORTIA LAW.

Javier Lopez Faré
Program director. Director, Legal Services at Real Madrid C.F.


  • Miguel García Caba - Head of Legal Department, Spanish Football Federation.  
  • Elena Naranjo - Lawyer, Head of Legal Department at Real Madrid C.F.
  • José Manuel Maza - Lawyer, Head of Legal Department at Real Madrid C.F.
  • Álvaro Gil - Legal Advisor, Club Atlético de Madrid. 
  • Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez - Founder and Partner, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo. 
  • Paolo Torchetti - Lawyer, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo.
  • Enric Ripoll - Lawyer, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo.
  • Alfonso León - Lawyer, Ruiz Huerta y Crespo.
  • Rodrigo Arias Grillo - FIFA Integrity Director. 
  • Maite Nadal Charco - Lawyer and Partner, Laffer Abogados. 
  • José Lasa Azpeitia - Lawyer and Partner, Laffer Abogados.
  • Claude Ramoni -  Lawyer and Partner, Libra Law.
  • Marc Cavaliero - Partner and founder of , Kleiner&Cavaliero 
  • Jan Kleiner - Partner and founder of , Kleiner&Cavaliero Partner Bar&Karrer. 
  • José Juan Pinto - Founder and Partner, Pinto Ruiz del Valle. CAS Arbitrator. 
  • Lucas Ferrer - Head of Legal Department, Pinto Ruiz del Valle. 
  • Jordi López Batet - Partner, Pinto Ruiz del Valle CAS Arbitrator.
  • Antonio Fernández Arimany - General Secretary , International Triathlon Union. ICAS MEMBER. 
  • Francisco Lima - Senior Legal Counsel, Fédération Equestre Internationale.
  • Benjamin Cohen - Director International Testing Agency.
  • Antonio de Quesada - Legal Counsel, Court of Arbitration for Sport. 
  • Alberto Colombo- Head of EUROPEAN LEAGUES ASSOCIATION.  
  • Oriol Abad - Head of legal department DORNA. 
  • Kepa Larumbe - Partner and head of legal department Sports Law & e-sports BDO.  CAS Arbitrator. 
  • James Carr.  - Head of Administration & Projects ASOIF 
  • Jacques Blondin - Head of FIFA TMS
  • Roy Veermer - Head of Legal Department FIFPro.
Price and advantages International Master’s in Sports Law - LLM

20 %



Total price

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  • First in family scholarships
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The International Master in Sports Law, LLM at Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid-Universidad Europea is aimed at students looking to boost their legal career in the sports sector.

  • Developed by a committee of experienced legal experts, the program allows students to slowly immerse themselves in the sports world before moving towards a detailed study surrounding sports law.
  • All our professors and lecturers are involved in international sports law activities, something that allows our students to get a true vision of professional practice as international lawyers, sport arbitrators, football club managers and leaders.
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn step by step and through practice how to carry out a procedure before FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and the subsequent appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Assisted and advised by international lawyers, they will experience such proceedings and have the chance to defend their cases before a panel composed by real arbitrators in a courtroom.
  • Our hands-on learning methodology allows students to learn in practice-based environment from day one. Candidates study leading cases on sports law, take part in moot courts, and get involved in forums and discussions with fellow students and professors, creating strong professional links along the way.
  • The program also offers the chance to visit some of the world’s leading sports organizations and bodies, such as FIFA, UEFA, Court of Arbitration for Sports.
  • Chance to complete internships in the legal department at Real Madrid C.F (the club offers a limited number of placements) or in international law firms, institutions and international federations, such as Ruiz Huerta y Crespo, Laffer, Sportia Law, and the International Triathlon Union.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master in Sports Law-LLM go on to enjoy successful careers in the legal and sports world, such as international law firms, sports organizations and bodies, and other recognized sport institutions.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling +34 91 112 88 50.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.