Headline Sports Law

Authors Wanted For Upcoming Sports Law Book

The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is seeking authors for an upcoming book focusing on issues and topics in Sports Law.  Individual chapters within the book will focus on the following subjects:

  • NCAA and college/university athletic rules
  • Arena football
  • Right of publicity and privacy of athletes
  • Doping
  • Eminent domain
  • Pete Rose/gambling and the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Medical safety issues (i.e. concussions and helmets)
  • Other suggested topics

This sounds like a great opportunity for people looking to get published in a legal publication, even if you are not currently practicing in the state of New York.  When choosing a topic, keep in mind that the target date for publication is 2013, so you want to choose something that will still be relevant by the book’s release.

Contact Elissa Hecker at [email protected] if you are interested in contributing to the upcoming Sports Law book.

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.