Our Statutes

Extract from the WISLaw Statutes

The Association

WISLaw is an international non-profit association based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its official language is English.

The Goals of the Association

WISLaw pursues, among others, the following aims:

Promote women in the sports law sector, in particular, former – or current – elite athletes with legal background wishing to pursue a career in sports law.

Raise awareness of the presence & role of women in the sports law sector, through an annual report on the participation of women in sports law positions.

Enhance the cooperation of women active in the sports law field at international level through networking events and regular meetings.

Play an active role in the sports law sector by empowering its members upon the acquisition of new skills and techniques.

Organize an annual meeting with all its members, either at a neutral venue or attached to the annual conferences of other major sports law associations.

Raise funds for a sports law master program scholarship for a female student (ISDE, CIES – FIFA Master or other).

Create a networking platform for all WISLaw members in order to encourage business and employment opportunities as well as the exchange of information among WISLaw members.

The Association is open to all women who are active – or interested – in the sports law sector and wish to become active members.

Active members must be sponsored by two other active members, founding or co-founding members of the Association and be approved by the Committee.

Requests to become an active member must be addressed to the Committee..

Each member pays a membership fee. The membership fee is CHF 80.- (students / low income: CHF 40.-) per member and per year.

Organs of the Association

The Association is comprised of the following organs:

a) The General Assembly

b) The Committee

c) The Auditor

The Committee

The Committee is authorized to carry out all acts in order to fulfil the objectives of the Association. It has the most extensive powers to manage the Association’s day-to-day affairs.

The functions of the members of the Committee are, inter alia:

– to take the appropriate measures to achieve the goals of the Association;

– to convene the ordinary and extraordinary General Assemblies, to set up the agenda and to head the meetings and execute its decisions;

– to take decisions with regard to admission of new members as well as the resignation and possible expulsion of members.