2. The indicia.

It is indisputable that sports law has many of the incidents of an autonomous legal area. There are specialist sports tribunals, nationally and internationally, of which the most prominent is the Court of Arbitration for Sport ('CAS'), which deliver judgments on sporting disputes1, themselves sometimes reported in specialist law reports2. There are professional bodies whose members proclaim themselves to be sport lawyers3. There are books and journals specifically devoted to the subject4. Courses in sports law are taught at an increasing number of universities