International Virtual Conference on the regulation of sports and entertainment law

International Virtual Conference on the regulation of sports and entertainment law


Sport has changed its identity from a leisure activity to a profession in thecontemporary world. It is being pursued as career i.e., professional or academic, it is being treated a commodity, it has taken the shape of goods
and services and It is being considered as profitable activity. It has become a centre place of opportunities in different capacities for many.
Accordingly, there is a need for involvement of exclusive law to govern its multiple dimensions keeping in mind the peculiarity of interests of all stakeholders. The Centre for Sports and Entertainment Law, Policy &
Research JLU School of Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal and Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab through this “International Virtual Conference on Regulation of Sports and Entertainment Law” proposes to provide a common platform for legal experts, academicians, researchers, students to bring out, discuss and deliberate on contemporary issues in law relating to sports and entertainment law and possible solutions for resolutions of the same.


Ambitions define a man’s future whereas education designs his pathway towards it. At JLU School of Law, we are committed to provide world class legal education to our students, moulding them into steadfast legal professionals and equipping them with skills to meet the modern challenges of the legal profession. The students are given exposure to new ideas, international perspectives, and innovative teaching in an encouraging and open academic environment. With a high-quality education bolstered by unique work experiences, our graduating students are well equipped with the skills they need to succeed in a diverse set of fields, in India and abroad. Our primary focus is on fostering global
exposure and intensive training by internalizing the core values of law and ethics. Our philosophy is that creative learning in a friendly and healthy academic atmosphere brings out the best in an individual. We have been awarded with the title of the best emerging law school of the country in the past by various renowned knowledge magazines and web portals.


Sports Law is one of the few areas of law which is still in the developing stages. Earlier, sport was pursued as a hobby but in the present scenario, it has become a dedicated profession and is also an area of business. The Centre for Sports and Entertainment Law, Policy & Research at JLU School of Law focuses on research and provides legal assistance with respect to the issues in existing laws and policies in India related to Sports as a profession as well as commercial activity. In the modern world, sports as a profession and Commercial activity generally interacts with various legal disciplines such as Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Criminal Law,
Taxation Law, Labour Law, Competition Law, and Intellectual Property Rights. The Centre plans to conduct lectures, workshops, conferences on Sports Law and Policy.


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was established in 2006 by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act. After acquiring the approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI), the RGNUL started functioning from Mohindra Kothi, the erstwhile Patiala State. The University got registered with the UGC with a vision to serve society through transforming legal services and producing the most competent and able administrators, judicial officers, competent lawyers. As of today, the University offers a five-year integrated undergraduate course (B.A.LL.B) along with LL.M, Ph.D., and LL.D. The university shifted to its permanent campus from Mohindra Kothi, Patiala in May 2013. The entire campus is well connected through boasts of lush green cover and well-carpeted roads.

With an objection to undertake advanced research and advanced study in the areas of the fields of law, the university also established Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Advocacy (CCPLA), School of Agricultural Law and Economics (SALE), Bureau of Information for Study Abroad (BISA), RGNUL Institute for Competitive Examination (RICE), Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH), Centre for Advanced Study in Criminal Law (CASCL) and Directorate of Distance Education (DODE), Centre For Alternate Dispute Resolution (CADR).


Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR-RGNUL) was established in 2018 to promote students’ and researchers’ interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation. It is a research Centre dedicated to research and capacity-building in ADR. The ultimate objective, at CADR, is to strengthen ADR mechanisms in the country by emerging as a platform that enables students and professionals to further their interests in the field.


    • Interplay between Sports Law & Intellectual Property Laws.
    • Digital and Social Media Rights: Can the Fans Be Forced to Take Down Online Videos?
    • Critique of Anti-Doping Regulation in India Vis-a-Vis Its Constitutionality.
    • Match Fixing Concern in Indian Cricket and Ways to Curb It.
    • Arguing For Granting the Status of Fundamental Rights to Sports in India.
    • Current Issues Affecting Rights Holders, Regulators and Clubs in the Sports Sector.
    • • Dispute Resolution Mechanism Related to Sports issues.
    • • Arbitration in Sports Law: A Need of the Hour.
    • • Cases Related to Strict Liability Principle, Anti-Doping and Match Fixing.
    • • A Need for Comprehensive Legislation to Regulate and Legalised Betting.
    • Agreements on Exploitation of Broadcasting Rights of Sports Events.
    • IOC Awards 2018-2024 Broadcast Rights In Asia- A Case Study.
    • French Professional Football League Evolving Its New Broadcasting Rights Structure.
    • A Future Guide to Piracy Protection for Sports Broadcasting Rights Holders.
    • The Evolution of Free-To-Air Broadcasting Battle in Europe.
    • Mediation in Entertainment Industry.
    • Regulation of Sports Gambling and Live Advertisements.
    • Premier League Face Potential ‘Bosman’ Of TV Rights.
    • How BREXIT Affects Sports Broadcasting In The UK And Europe?
    • Legal Issues Regarding Fantasy league and Online Betting Concerns.
    • Ambush Marketing Laws in the Sporting Realm.
    • Issues of Criminal Liability in Modern Day Sports Crimes.
    • Olympic Games & Human Rights violation.

The above-mentioned themes are not exhaustive in nature. The authors may choose a topic which is in line with theme of the conference.


Submissions are invited from legal and inter-disciplinary academicians, practitioners, consultants, doctoral students, research scholars including inter-disciplinary scholars and law students affiliated with any institution within or outside India.


• All submissions must be made in English language only.
• Co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of two authors.
• Abstract: The author(s) must submit an abstract not exceeding 350 words to on or before 30th June, 2021.
• Acceptance of abstract shall be communicated by 5th July, 2021
• Submission: The manuscript should be original and unpublished work of the author(s) and any form of plagiarism is strictly prohibited. The author(s) has to give a declaration as the originality of the work.
• Author(s) shall solely be responsible for the accuracy of statements, opinion and view presented in the manuscripts.
• The name(s) of the author(s) or his/her institutional affiliation or any other information must not be mentioned anywhere in the body of the submission.
• Format: All submissions must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, justified and with 1.5 line spacing.
• Electronic submissions must be made in MS Word Format (.doc)/(.docx) only. Submissions made in any other format shall not be considered.
• The manuscript should not exceed more than 5000 words excluding the footnotes.
• Citation Style: All citations must be in conformity with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition). All footnotes must be in Font ‘Times New Roman’, font size 10, line spacing 1 and justified.

• Copyright: The copyright in all the papers presented in the conference shall vest with Centre for Sports and Entertainment Law, Policy & Research, JLU School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal (M.P.)
• Indemnification: The Author(s) shall be solely responsible for any claim, suits and damages for any copyright infringement, defamation or contempt and agree to indemnify the Centre for
Sports and Entertainment Law, Policy & Research, JLU School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal (M.P.)

• Upon acceptance of abstract author(s) must register by paying the registration fee and filling up the Google form.
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• The author(s) must submit the manuscripts along with a duly signed declaration as to the originality of the work to on or before 25th July, 2021.

• All submissions must entail the following subject line “Submission for International Conference – Sports and Entertainment Law Name of the Author(s)_Institution”


  1. Co-author need to pay separate registration fee.
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  3. Selected few papers from the conference will be published in a book with Taxmann Publications with an ISBN number.

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