Sports Law

University of Oregon Sports Business and the Law Conference

It’s direct competition with the UF Sports Law Symposium only because it will be held on the same day.  But at the same time, it is on the complete opposite side of the country, and I doubt that many people on the west coast will be traveling all the way to Florida for our event.  Thus, I bring you information about the University of Oregon’s “Sports Business and the Law” conference.

What: University of Oregon’s “Sports Business and the Law” conference

Where: University of Oregon – Portland’s White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St.  Click here for map.

When: January 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • The Law of Sports Leagues
  • Sports Business In-House Counsel
  • Athletic Associations and Legal Compliance
  • Agents, Contracts and Negotiation

Panelists Include:

  • Mike Fennell; General Counsel, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Cara Frey; VP of Bus. And Legal Affairs, Professional Bowlers Association
  • Larry Miller; President, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Karen Spencer; General Counsel, NIKE Golf
  • Greg Nared; Principal, Greg Nared Agency
  • David Mondress; Senior VP of Basketball Operations, BDA Sports Management
  • Dr. Lynn Lashbrook; President, Sport Management Worldwide

Cost: General admission to the event is $40, and student admission is $15.  Register by January 21.

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.