ANZSLA seeks to engage with leading international sports law organisations as a means to grow membership, to increase the profile of the organisation and its members and to increase the industry’s understanding of legal issues.
During the term of the alliances, ANZSLA and the other leading international sports law organisations (listed below) will explore and, where appropriate, pursue activities that are of benefit to their respective organisations and members including:
- reciprocol promotion opportunities of annual conferences,
- exploring opportunities to conduct joint regional functions;
- annual conference attendance rates for members: each organisation will offer the other organisations’ members attendance at their annual conferences at rates applicable to the members of the organisation conducting the conference;
- membership fee reduction: provide a fee reduction of 50% off membership to existing members of one association for membership of the other organisation.
Japanese Sports Law Association (JSLA)
The Japanese Sports Law Association (JSLA) is the premier non-profit sports law organisation in Japan and is dedicated to providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities about leagl issues in sport.
JSLA website: http://jsla.gr.jp/en-GB/
US Sports Lawyers Association (SLA)
The Sports Lawyers Association, a North American based organization, aims to be the preeminent association for lawyers and other professionals interested in sports law. As such, our mission is to connect and advance the sports law field. We do this by working as a team to advance our profession, while striving for excellence in everything we do and acting with integrity and accountability. We prepare the next generation of sports lawyers to excel and embrace a diversity of professions and participants. We give back to communities and organizations in need.
SLA website: https://www.sportslaw.org
Portuguese Association of Sports Law (APDD)
The Portuguese Association for Sports Law is a non-profit organization, whose purpose is the promotion and dissemination of sports law, including through the design and development of training actions, as well as the organization of conferences, debates and other forms of congregation of lawyers who are dedicated to the study and development of sports law. It can also carry out initiatives aimed to value the associated status of its members, such as the publication of legal texts-sporting nature in its own name or in partnership with other entities. It also aims to establish international links, aimed at comparative studies of sports law.
APDD website: http://direitodesportivo.pt/
British Association of Sports Law (BASL)
BASL is a professional association representing sports law practitioners, sports administrators and sports law.
BASL website: https://www.britishsportslaw.com/
Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland (SLBAI)
The Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland is an all-Ireland association of barristers with specialist sports law knowledge and practices.
It aims to increase awareness of sports law and support barristers in providing the most up-to-date advice to sports law clients.
Swiss Sports Law Association (ASDS)
The ASDS was created in 1990. It is the most important association dedicated to sports law in Switzerland and is closely linked to the development of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. The activities of the ASDS are aimed primarily at lawyers who have a particular interest in sports law and wish to keep abreast of recent developments in this field.
ASDS website: https://www.asds.ch/