Inaugural Lecture: Professor Richard Parrish

2nd Dec 2008, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Edge Hill University

On Tuesday, 2 December, 2008 at Edge Hill University, Prof Richard Parrish will deliver his inaugural lecture, What the Bloody Hell has the Common Market got to do with Sport?

Prof. Richard Parrish is the Director of the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University and his research explores the interface between sport and European Union law, focusing particularly on the impact of European integration on players’ rights, sports broadcasting and sports governance.

He is author of Sports Law and Policy in the European Union, co-author of The Sporting Exception in European Union Law and co-editor of Players’ Agents Worldwide: Legal Aspects and Professional Sport in the European Union: Regulation, Re-regulation and Representation. He has worked on a number of sports law projects for the European Commission and has collaboratively written sports-related reports for the Commission and the European Parliament.

Prof. Parrish is also Honorary Chair of the Association for the Study of Sport & the European Union (Sport&EU).

Programme for the event:

  • Arrival and pre-lecture drinks: 5pm
  • Lecture: 6pm
  • Buffet: 7pm

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