2L Year In Full Swing

Today is my second day of class as a 2L (second year law student), and actually my most brutal day of the week (see link at bottom of this post).  Everyone says that I have gotten over the hump.  1L year is supposed to be the “hazing period” and many say that it will only get better from here on out.  I think that the best part of being a 2L, at least thus far, is the fact that I can actually choose what times my classes are, not to mention which classes I actually take.  There is one caveat about the benefits of being able to pick my classes from here on out (other than legal drafting, which is required next semester): the classes offered at UF Law SUCK.  There are absolutely no sports law/entertainment law classes, and the courses actually offered leave a lot to be desired.

I am taking two strongly recommended classes (because they are tested on the Florida Bar): Evidence and Estates & Trusts.  I decided to enroll in Elections & Campaign Finance Law, because it sounds interesting and we are in a Presidential election year (plus, I am going to be the first Jewish president one day…right?).  The one class with potential application to what we discuss here is Labor Law.  I am pretty excited about reading for that.  And my final class, which actually wraps up my week, is a weird one.  Child Support Enforcement Law.  Who knows, maybe it will one day come in handy.  Hopefully not due of a personal matter, though.

Want to know the real beauty of my schedule?  My law school week is over on Wednesday night.  If you are interested in following when I will be in class, click here.  Back to learning about intestate succession.

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.

4 replies on “2L Year In Full Swing”

I think one is “officially” over “the hump” once you are through Evidence & Con Law. I definitely do not miss those days!!

You should look into visiting FCSL for a semester to get real exposure to sports…especially since it is so close to Gainesville. The experience I gained from my sports classes are essentialy to my everyday work.


Once you pass your first year it all does get better, However once you start practicing law you will realize none of the classes actually prepare you for the hands on nitty gritty of the job. But you’ll learn.

Good luck.

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