Race Issues Sports Law

Forum: Re-examining the Place of Race in Sports

What: The West Virginia University College of Law Fall Sports Law Forum

Where: West Virginia University Law Center (Marlyn Lugar Courtroom), Morgantown, West Virginia. Click here for map.

When: September 11, 2008. Begins at 11:00 a.m.


  • Dr. John Carlos – USA Track and Field Hall of Famer.  Key role in civil rights movement.
  • Professor Timothy Davis – Teaches at Wake Forest Law School. Co-author of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems and The Business of Sports Agents.
  • Professor andre douglas pond cummings – Teaches at WVU Law School.  He has published numerous articles regarding sports and equality.

Keynote Speaker: John K. Mara – New York Giants CEO

Cost: Free.

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.