Headline Sports Law

The Avenues Of Sports Law: Breaking Into The Industry

What: Symposium: The Avenues of Sports Law: Breaking into the Industry

When: Saturday March 5th from 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Where: Loyola Law School, Robinson Courtroom (First floor in the Girardi Building). Parking is free at Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles at 919 Albany Street. (map)

This event is co-hosted by the sports law societies of Loyola Law School, USC Gould School of Law and UCLA School of Law, and it will focus on the various roles that lawyers play within the sports industry. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is sponsoring the symposium.

The event will include some of the brightest minds in sports, including Woodie Dixon (General Counsel, Pac-10 Conference), Sam Fernandez (General Counsel, Los Angeles Dodgers), Maidie Oliveau (Counsel, Arent Fox LLP) and Alan Rothenberg (Credited with creating Major League Soccer, and Chairman of 1st Century Bank and Premier Partnerships). There will be a morning panel featuring Sports Law Professors from the local law schools, a General Counsel panel, and a Sports Executives panel after lunch.

Food: California Pizza Kitchen will be catering for free!

Cost: The event is free to attend, but please register here. For more information, “Like” the Facebook Page.

Dress: Business Casual.

Please email me at [email protected] with all questions.

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.