Professor Guy Osborn

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I am Professor in the Westminster Law School at the University of Westminster, and formerly an adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

I hold degrees from the University of Leeds (BA Philosophy), University of Leicester (LLM), and Manchester Metropolitan University (PhD). In addition I was awarded a Diploma in Law (CNAA, Polytechnic of Central London, was called to the Bar in 1993 (Middle Temple) and am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts I am Co-Director of the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture, editor of the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal and of the Routledge Book series Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture.

My current teaching includes: Entertainment Law (Level 6) and Legal Communications (Level 4) on the LLB.

In addition I am the Module Leader for the Dissertation module (Level 6)and students interested in taking this module should contact me.

On the LLM, I am currently Module Leader of the core module Regulating Relationships and contribute to a number of other modules on the LLM, including the LLM Dissertation module.

I am currently supervising a number of PhD students and am very interested in supervising further research students in any of my areas of interest. I am happy to discuss ideas here so feel free to contact me with ideas for research degrees.

  • Youth sports and regulations
  • Contract theory, especially with regards to entertainment contracts
  • Film and the law
  • Olympics and the law

2018

Pliant Bodies: Generic event laws and the normalisation of the exceptional (2018)
Osborn, G. and James, M. 2018. Pliant Bodies: Generic event laws and the normalisation of the exceptional. Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal.

2017

Risk and lifestyle sports: the case of bouldering (2017)
Osborn, G. 2017. Risk and lifestyle sports: the case of bouldering. Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. 15 (5), p. 5.
Beyond Kolpak: EU Law’s unforeseen contribution to the movement of African Cricketers (2017)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Rossouw, J. 2017. Beyond Kolpak: EU Law’s unforeseen contribution to the movement of African Cricketers. International Journal of the History of Sport. 33 (15), pp. 1748-1766.
Risk and benefits in lifestyle sports: parkour, law and social value (2017)
Gilchrist, P. and Osborn, G. 2017. Risk and benefits in lifestyle sports: parkour, law and social value. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. 9 (1), pp. 55-69.

2016

Criminalising contract: does ticket touting warrant the protection of the criminal law? (2016)
James, M. and Osborn, G. 2016. Criminalising contract: does ticket touting warrant the protection of the criminal law? Criminal Law Review. 2016 (1), pp. 4-19.
The Olympics, transnational law and legal transplants: the International Olympic Committee, ambush marketing and ticket touting (2016)
James, M. and Osborn, G. 2016. The Olympics, transnational law and legal transplants: the International Olympic Committee, ambush marketing and ticket touting. Legal Studies. 36 (1), pp. 93-110.

2015

Reconceptualising the standard of care in sport: The case of youth rugby in England and South Africa (2015)
Greenfield, S., Karstens, K., Osborn, G. and Rossouw, J.P. 2015. Reconceptualising the standard of care in sport: The case of youth rugby in England and South Africa. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal. 18 (6), pp. 2184-2217.

2014

The missing link: the coming out of ambush marketing? (2014)
Osborn, G. 2014. The missing link: the coming out of ambush marketing? lawinsport.com.
Sochi and protesting in the zone (2014)
Osborn, G. 2014. Sochi and protesting in the zone. thejusticegap.com.
IOC rules at Sochi go too far with ban on black armbands (2014)
James, M. and Osborn, G. 2014. IOC rules at Sochi go too far with ban on black armbands. theconversation.com.
World Cup 2014, right to protest and ‘über’ law (2014)
Osborn, G. 2014. World Cup 2014, right to protest and ‘über’ law. thejusticegap.com.
Wearing badges is not enough... (2014)
Osborn, G. 2014. Wearing badges is not enough... thejusticegap.com.

2013

The responsible tweeter (2013)
Osborn, G. 2013. The responsible tweeter. thejusticegap.com.
Guilty by association: Olympic law and the IP effect (2013)
Osborn, G. and James, M. 2013. Guilty by association: Olympic law and the IP effect. Intellectual Property Quarterly. 2, pp. 97-113.

2012

From beyond the grave: the legal regulation of mediumship (2012)
Osborn, G., Greenfield, S. and Roberts, S. 2012. From beyond the grave: the legal regulation of mediumship. International Journal of Law in Context. 8 (1), pp. 97-114.

2011

London 2012 and the impact of the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic legislation: protecting commerce or preserving culture? (2011)
James, M. and Osborn, G. 2011. London 2012 and the impact of the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic legislation: protecting commerce or preserving culture? Modern Law Review. 74 (3), pp. 410-429.
The juridification of sport: a comparative analysis of children’s rugby and cricket in England and South Africa (2011)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Rossouw, J.P. 2011. The juridification of sport: a comparative analysis of children’s rugby and cricket in England and South Africa. Journal for Juridical Science. 36 (1), pp. 85-104.

2010

Dancing on the edge of disciplines: law and the interdisciplinary turn (2010)
Foster, K. and Osborn, G. 2010. Dancing on the edge of disciplines: law and the interdisciplinary turn. Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. 8 (1), p. 2.
Regulating sport: finding a role for the law? (2010)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2010. Regulating sport: finding a role for the law? Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. 13 (2), pp. 367-379.

2009

Tickets, policy and social inclusion: can the European white paper on sport deliver? (2009)
James, M. and Osborn, G. 2009. Tickets, policy and social inclusion: can the European white paper on sport deliver? International Sports Law Journal. 2009 (1-2).

2008

Contradictions within the criminalisation of ticket touting: what should be the role of the law? (2008)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Roberts, S. 2008. Contradictions within the criminalisation of ticket touting: what should be the role of the law? Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. 2008 (3).

2007

Understanding commercial music contracts: the place of contractual theory (2007)
Osborn, G. 2007. Understanding commercial music contracts: the place of contractual theory. Journal of Contract Law. 23, pp. 248-268.
Genre, iconography and British legal film (2007)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2007. Genre, iconography and British legal film. Baltimore Law Review. 36 (3), pp. 371-391.

2006

A continental ambience? Lessons in managing alcohol-related evening and night-time entertainment from four European capitals (2006)
Roberts, M., Turner, C., Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2006. A continental ambience? Lessons in managing alcohol-related evening and night-time entertainment from four European capitals. Urban Studies. 43 (7), pp. 1105-1125.

2005

Perceptions of lawyers: a transnational study of student views on the image of law and lawyers (2005)
Asimow, M., Greenfield, S., Jorge, G., Machura, S., Osborn, G., Robson, P., Sharp, C. and Sockloskie, R. 2005. Perceptions of lawyers: a transnational study of student views on the image of law and lawyers. International Journal of the Legal Profession. 12 (3), pp. 407-436.

2001

Borders and boundaries: locating the law in film (2001)
Osborn, G. 2001. Borders and boundaries: locating the law in film. Journal of Law and Society. 28 (1), pp. 164-176.

2018

Aspects Of London’s Evening And Night Time Economy: A Report for the Mayor of London/ GLA (2018)
Roberts, M., Osborn, G., Eldridge, A., Robinson, J. and Flacks, S. 2018. Aspects Of London’s Evening And Night Time Economy: A Report for the Mayor of London/ GLA. London MusicTank.

2013

Grounds for benefit: developing and protecting community benefit in football stadia (2013)
Brown, A., McGee, F. and Osborn, G. 2013. Grounds for benefit: developing and protecting community benefit in football stadia. Supporters Direct.

2011

Developing football regulation to encourage supporter community ownership in football (2011)
Brown, A., Jaquiss, K., James, M., Kiernan, A., Osborn, G., Boyle, D. and Hall, T. 2011. Developing football regulation to encourage supporter community ownership in football. Supporters Direct.
Developing public policy to encourage supporter community ownership in football (2011)
Brown, A., Jaquiss, K., James, M., Kiernan, A. and Osborn, G. 2011. Developing public policy to encourage supporter community ownership in football. Supporters Direct.

2002

A continental ambience? A study of the urban management of mixed-use entertainment neighbourhoods in northern European cities (2002)
Roberts, M., Newman, P., Bailey, Nick, Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Edmundson, T. 2002. A continental ambience? A study of the urban management of mixed-use entertainment neighbourhoods in northern European cities. London, UK Institute of Alcohol Studies.

2017

Signposting risk: Parkour parks and the materialities of regulation (2017)
Gilchrist, P. and Osborn, G. 2017. Signposting risk: Parkour parks and the materialities of regulation. in: Turner, D. and Carnicelli, S. (ed.) Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy London Routledge. pp. 157-179

2016

Dancing on the Edge of Disciplines: Law and the Interdisciplinary Turn (2016)
Foster, K. and Osborn, G. 2016. Dancing on the Edge of Disciplines: Law and the Interdisciplinary Turn. in: Vamplew, W. and Dyreson, M. (ed.) Sports History. Volume IV: Flexible Boundaries Sage. pp. 17-30

2015

Olympic brandscapes: London 2012 and the seeping commercialisation of public space (2015)
Osborn, G. and Smith, A. 2015. Olympic brandscapes: London 2012 and the seeping commercialisation of public space. in: Poynter, G., Viehoff, V. and Li, Y. (ed.) The London Olympics and urban development: the mega-event city London Routledge. pp. 139-153
The legal history of the Old Cinema: from 'disorderly house' to high-class cinematograph (2015)
Osborn, G. 2015. The legal history of the Old Cinema: from 'disorderly house' to high-class cinematograph. in: Hunningher, J., Morgan-Tamosunas, R., Osborn, G. and Spankie, R. (ed.) The magic screen: a history of Regent Street Cinema London University of Westminster. pp. 65-103

2014

The impact of film and television on perceptions of law and justice: towards a realisable methodology? (2014)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2014. The impact of film and television on perceptions of law and justice: towards a realisable methodology? in: Sherwin, R.K. and Wagner, A. (ed.) Law culture and visual studies Dordrecht, Netherlands Springer. pp. 1011-1028

2012

The poacher turned gamekeeper: James Ferman and the increasing intervention of the law (2012)
Osborn, G. and Sinclair, A. 2012. The poacher turned gamekeeper: James Ferman and the increasing intervention of the law. in: Lamberti, E. (ed.) Behind the scenes at the BBFC: film classification from the silver screen to the digital age Palgrave Macmillan.
The Olympics, the law and the contradictions of olympism (2012)
Osborn, G., James, M. and Greenfield, S. 2012. The Olympics, the law and the contradictions of olympism. in: Jefferson Lenskyj, H. and Wagg, S. (ed.) The Palgrave handbook of Olympic studies Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 304-317
The Olympic laws and the tensions and contradictions of promoting and preserving the Olympic ideal (2012)
Osborn, G. and James, M. 2012. The Olympic laws and the tensions and contradictions of promoting and preserving the Olympic ideal. in: Girnigov, V. (ed.) Handbook of the the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Routledge. pp. 74-86

2011

Sport and the law: considerations for sports managers (2011)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2011. Sport and the law: considerations for sports managers. in: Trenberth, L. and Hassan, D. (ed.) Managing sport business: an introduction Taylor & Francis. pp. 285-298

2010

Law and regulation in sport (2010)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2010. Law and regulation in sport. in: Chadwick, S. and Hamil, S. (ed.) Managing football: an international perspective London Butterworth Heinemann. pp. 73-84

2009

Matlock - America's greatest lawyer? A transatlantic perspective (2009)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2009. Matlock - America's greatest lawyer? A transatlantic perspective. in: Asimow, M. (ed.) Lawyers in your living room! Law on television Chicago ABA Press. pp. 105-116
Judge John Deed! British TV lawyers in the 21st century (2009)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2009. Judge John Deed! British TV lawyers in the 21st century. in: Asimow, M. (ed.) Lawyers in your living room: law on television Chicago ABA Press. pp. 205-216

2006

Law, legal education and popular culture (2006)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2006. Law, legal education and popular culture. in: Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) Readings in law and popular culture London, UK Routledge. pp. 1-11
Law, music and the creative process: who is an author? (2006)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2006. Law, music and the creative process: who is an author? in: Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) Readings in law and popular culture London, UK Routledge. pp. 310-324

2005

The double meaning of law: does it matter if film lawyers are unethical? (2005)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2005. The double meaning of law: does it matter if film lawyers are unethical? in: Freeman, M. (ed.) Law and popular culture Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.

2004

Copyright law and power in the music industry (2004)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2004. Copyright law and power in the music industry. in: Simon, F. and Marshall, L. (ed.) Music and copyright. 2nd edition Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press. pp. 89-102

2015

The Magic Screen: A History of Regent Street Cinema (2015)
Hunningher, J., Morgan-Tamosunas, R., Osborn, G. and Spankie, R. Penn, E. (ed.) 2015. The Magic Screen: A History of Regent Street Cinema. London University of Westminster.

2010

Film and the law. 2nd edition (2010)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2010. Film and the law. 2nd edition. Oxford Hart.

2006

Readings in law and popular culture (2006)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) 2006. Readings in law and popular culture. London, UK Routledge.

2001

Film and the law (2001)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2001. Film and the law. London, UK Cavendish Publishing.
Regulating football: commodification consumption and the law (2001)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2001. Regulating football: commodification consumption and the law. London, UK Pluto.

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