Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/17/09)

youkilisAre you ready for the 5th edition of “Jewish Major Leaguers” baseball cards?  I hope I get Ian Kinsler’s shayna punim!  Did you know that Long Island University’s basketball team sacrificed competing in the 1936 Olympics because of Hitler’s persecution of Jews?  Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur may prevent Jewish NY Jets fans from going to the team’s big games against the Patriots and Titans.  I signed up for Summer and Fall classes this week (I will be in Gainesville this Summer instead of back down in South Florida).  Only one year left…it’s kind of weird to think that I will soon be a 3L in my 7th year in Gainesville, FL.  Anyway, I got some pretty awesome classes (finally!) for Summer and Fall.  During Summer, I will be taking Business Organizations and Analysis & Drafting of Intellectual Property Transactions.  In Fall, I am enrolled in the Sports Law Seminar, Media Law, 1st Amendment Law, Negotiation & Mediation, and Law Practice Management.  I am actually excited to take each and every one of those classes.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:



Motor Sports

Sports Business



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.