Master in Sports Law Applied to Professional Football

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This Masters Programme offers students the opportunity to obtain the necessary legal training to face, with maximum guarantees, the different challenges of the current and future legal framework, putting at their disposal the necessary knowledge and training tools to enable them to operate in this market.

Unlike other training offers, the main purpose of this project is to attract human talent in order to improve the legal training of future managers of sport entities and, at the same time, to contribute with the international expansion of our brand and that of our associated Clubs and Public Limited Sports Companies.

In the course of the programme, we will monitor each student personally in order to help them with any questions that may arise and ensure that their expectations are met.


Our purpose is to leverage the talent of the selected students and the quality of our academic staff, in order to train future professionals of the sector with maximum quality and rigour.

Therefore, the academic methodology of this Masters programme will be eminently practical, although previously the student will have to assimilate certain theoretical knowledge that will be fundamental to master the particularities of Law that apply to our sport.

In addition, we will hold master sessions in which students will have the opportunity to interact with speakers that will share their professional experiences in a relaxed environment.

Target group and Student Profile

  • Graduates in Law.
  • Profiles that have obtained other university degrees will be valued, as well as students who are studying the last year of any degree in Law.
  • Professionals with at least 2 years of experience in the sector.
  • People who want to develop their professional life in the sports industry.
  • Lawyers who want to know and master the legal peculiarities of sport.
  • Professionals who wish to make a change in their careers.

Job Opportunities

After completing the Master's programme, students will be prepared to join professionally to:

  • Sports Specialised Law firms.
  • Legal Consultants’ Offices and Football Departments of Professional Clubs.
  • Sport Organisations.
  • National and International Federations.
  • Football Agents.
  • Companies related to the Football sector.

Guaranteed Internships

As part of our academic program, students will be guaranteed internships in LaLiga’s or at its associated Clubs/Public Limited Sports Companies, where they will be able to show their knowledge and professional skills.


Our Master's program includes a series of guided visits to national and international sports clubs and institutions. As part of these activities, we will arrange trip to Switzerland to visit the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the FIFA Headquarters and other international organizations of interest.


A detailed analysis of the main aspects of law related to sport will be carried out so that students can subsequently understand the current legal and social framework in this regard. Likewise, in this first phase we will try to consolidate some fundamental legal concepts and understand the organisation of our industry in the main regions of the world.


We will study both national and international sports institutions, focusing on those organisations that are directly related to the world of football: FIFA, UEFA, EPFL, LaLiga and ECA.


We will carefully examine the particularities of each of the main fields of law affecting sport, namely labour law, commercial law, tax law, Audiovisual Media Services regulations, Regulatory Compliance and National and International Federative Regulations and so on, through work sessions and case studies reflecting the real quandaries of this sector.


We will explain in detail the different mechanisms available for conflict resolution, paying special attention to the preparation of proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Likewise, we will address the different resolutions by this Court that have generated case-law in recent history.


Regulation of intermediaries, doping, violence prevention or legislation on current betting issues.


Students will learn about the legal aspects that regulate the operation of other sports, which, despite not having the leading role of football, have sufficient business volume to offer new professional opportunities.


We will study in depth the growing areas of sport, such as women's football and eSports. Likewise, we will also conduct teaching sessions to familiarize students with other subjects, which, regardless of their lack of strictly legal content, are fundamental to understand the new perspective of our business: digital strategy, corporate social responsibility or new communication techniques.


Students will have the opportunity to put into practice all the knowledge acquired during the master's programme by carrying out internships in a Sports Industry Institution or entity.

Students who, due to their professional situation, are unable to carry out these internships, must present an alternative individual work.


Students will have to prepare their Master’s Thesis under the monitoring of their assigned supervisor. The said Thesis shall deal with any matter chosen by the students and approved by the Masters Directors.

Step 1: Requirements

In order to guarantee excellence in training, this masters programme is designed for a maximum of 25 students. Therefore, during the admission process, in addition to the legally established requirements for accessing postgraduate programs, we will evaluate positively those profiles that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Graduates in Law.
  • Profiles that have obtained other university degrees will be valued, as well as students who are studying the last year of any degree in Law.
  • People who want to develop their professional life in the sports industry.
  • Professionals who have at least two years of experience in the sector.
  • Lawyers who want to know and master the legal peculiarities of sport.
  • Professionals who wish to make a change in their careers.

Step 2: Reserve your Place

The admission period to take this Masters Programme starts on February 1, 2019.

Step 3: Documents required during the Admission Process

  • Application form duly completed and signed by you and stamped by the relevant bank entity, together with the receipt of payment.
  • Digitised passport-size photo. Please, save the .jpg file with your full name.
  • Two copies of the front and back of your National Identity Card (DNI), if you are a Spanish national, or a copy of your Foreigner Identity Number (NIE), if you are a foreigner residing in Spain, or a copy of your Passport. Submit originals and paper copies before LaLiga Business Schools offices for their comparison, or send a notarized copy by mail.
  • Two copies of the front and back of your University Degree. Submit originals and paper copies before LaLiga Business Schools offices for their comparison, or send a notarized copy by mail.
  • A copy of your Personal Academic Certificate: Submit original and paper copy before LaLiga Business Schools offices for their comparison, or send a notarized copy by mail.
  • All the documentation specified in the 3rd Step must be sent to the following email:

Academic Staff

Mr. Álvaro Gil Baquero
Legal Advisor of Club Atlético de Madrid.
Mr. Carlos del Campo Colás
Deputy Director of LaLiga.
Mr. David Díaz
Partner in the Sports and Labour Department at Baker & McKenzie.
Mr. Enric Ripoll González
Associated Lawyer specialized in Sports Law Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo Abogados
Ms. Esperanza Bernal-Quirós Gómez
Compliance Officer of LaLiga.
Mr. Javier Ferrero
Managing Partner in Senn, Ferrero Asociados Sports & Entertainment.
Mr. Javier Gómez Molina
Corporate General Manager of LaLiga.
Mr. Javier Rodríguez Ten
PhD in Law, University Specialist in Sports Law.
Mr. Javier Tebas Medrano
President of LaLiga
Mr. José González Dans
Corporate CEO of Real Club Deportivo de la Coruña
Mr. Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez
Sport Lawyer in Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo.
Mr. Julio Senn
Managing Partner in Senn, Ferrero Asociados Sports & Entertainment.
Mr. Lucas Ferrer
Partner in Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle Abogados & Economistas.
Ms. Maite Nadal Charco
Partner in Laffer Abogados.
Ms. María José López Lorenzo
Legal Director of LaLiga.
Mrs. Marta Alamán
Lawyer and Partner in PwC Tax & Legal Services
Mr. Melcior Soler Sala
Director of the Audiovisual Area of LaLiga.
Ms. Ornella Desirée Bellia
Head of the Legal Department of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL).
Mr. Pedro Malabia Sanchis
Women´s Football Director of LaLiga
Mr. Rodrigo Arias Grillo
Manager of the FIFA Security Division.

LaLiga 360º


The LaLiga’s new Headquarters.


  • Our students will enjoy a unique experience by gaining first-hand knowledge from LaLiga and its Clubs/ Public Limited Sports Companies.
  • Visits to the Football Clubs of LaLiga where Clubs/Public Limited Sports Companies’ professionals will share their know-how with our students.
  • In the course of the Master’s programme, our students will try to solve real cases related to the activities developed by LaLiga and/or its Clubs/ Public Limited Sports Companies’ activities.
  • Our students will be able to attend any meeting, seminar and internal committees held by LaLiga.
  • Attendance, together with a “Football Match Manager”, to official matches in order to get first-hand knowledge of their respective roles and a better understanding of how an event of this nature is usually organised.


  • Academic staff composed of professionals of sports industry and employees of LaLiga with a great experience and teaching skills.
  • Our students will have access to exclusive contents of LaLiga.
  • The Master’s programme is designed, coordinated and directed by the LaLiga professionals.


  • Internships at the LaLiga’s associated Clubs/Public Limited Sports Companies.

Careers Service

  • In addition to guaranteeing internships, LaLiga will offer students who successfully complete this Master’s Degree the opportunity to be part of a careers service that promotes contact between the students and the different entities of the Sports Industry.


CSD Atlético Madrid Sevilla FC
Garrigues Baker McKenzie Casas Asin
Bichara e motta Laffer Abogados Pintor Ruiz del Valle
Ruiz Huerta & Crespo PWC
Master in Sports Law Applied to Professional Football
 From October 2019 to June 2020
 LaLiga's Headquarters
C/Torrelaguna 60
28043 Madrid
 Limited seats available
 338 class-hours
 60 ECTS
 1 year
 €13,900 (enrolment fees included)

From 16:00h to 21:00h

From 09:00h to 14:00h.
From 15:00h to 17:30h.

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