Headline Sports Law

International Sport Law & Business Conference

I have just received very interesting information from my friend Tassos Kaburakis, who is an attorney and Assistant Professor of Sport Law and Sport Management/Director of Sport Management Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  My Greek friend wanted me to pass on the news that the International Sport Law & Business Conference (ISLBC) has set a date and is calling for abstract submissions.  If you have the funds to make it there, grab a flight to Istanbul for solid discourse, profound sessions, meaningful contributions to the field of sport business and law, as well as some good basketball games between the world’s top national teams.

The Conference is being hosted by the Istanbul University Law Faculty Centre of Comparative Law, Moroglu-Arseven Istanbul Law Firm, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Sport Management Graduate Program, and the International Association of Sports Law (IASL) on September 6-7, 2010.

If you would like to submit an abstract of 250 words max excluding references, Tassos encourages you focus on one or more of the following areas: International Comparative Law, Policy, Sport Business Management, Strategy, Marketing, and related fields’ submissions with an emphasis on academics-practitioners collaboration prospects.  Include complete contact information and institutional affiliation. Lead authors will be notified within two weeks of submission.  Please submit the abstract by Friday, April 2nd, 2010 to [email protected], or [email protected].

Full manuscripts may be submitted to a Special Issue of IASL’s Journal, the International Sports Law Review, Pandektis, by the end of 2010. Details will follow in correspondence with accepted authors and conference presenters.

Upon acceptance notification, contributors will be required to advise the Conference Organising Committee within two weeks of intent to attend and present.

US licensed attorneys will be able to receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits by their respective State Bar Associations for presenting or attending conference sessions. The Conference Organising Committee is presently pursuing CLE credits sponsorship; more information will be available soon.

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.