Colleges Sports Law

Florida Coastal’s Journal of NCAA Compliance

Unless you live in the state of Florida, you might have never heard of Florida Coastal School of Law.  However, Rick Karcher and others at the institution are doing their best to change that.  Florida Coastal is quickly becoming known nationwide as a law school that offers a rich sports law program.  In fact, it may not be long until Florida Coastal is considered to be at the same level as long-standing sports law programs like those offered at Marquette and Tulane.

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Recently, Florida Coastal announced the creation of a new journal, The Journal of NCAA Compliance.

The Journal will be comprised of essays written by Coastal Law students containing detailed summaries of the latest NCAA compliance rulings as well as short articles on contemporary issues in NCAA compliance. It will also occasionally feature outside articles authored by athletic department compliance staff.

This publication should be an excellent addition to the school’s Center for Law and Sports.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.