Colleges Headline Sports Law

Marquette Law’s “Hot Topics in Sports Law and Business”

What: Conference – “Hot Topics in Sports Law and Business.”

When: Friday, October 21, 2011

Where: Eckstein Hall at Marquette University Law School


  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration (Eckstein Hall entrance)
  • 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.: Morning Panels (Appellate Courtroom, room 144)
  • 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.: Conference Lunch (room 433)
  • 1:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Afternoon Panels (Appellate Courtroom, room 144)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Post-Conference Reception (Zilber Forum)
  • Paul M. Anderson, Associate Director, National Sports Law Institute, Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School, and Chair, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Deborah Brake, Professor of Law and Distinguished Faculty Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mary K. Braza, Partner and Chair, Sports Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Erin E. Buzuvis, Professor of Law,  Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA
  • Joe D’Antonio, Jr.,Esq, Senior Associate Commissioner (Compliance & Governance), Big East Conference, Providence, RI
  • Richard J. Evrard, Member; Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Overland Park, KS
  • Martin J. Greenberg, Managing Member, Law Office of Martin J. Greenberg, LLC, Milwaukee, WI; Founder, National Sports Law Institute; and Adjunct Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School
  • Clark Griffith, Attorney at Law, Clark C. Griffith, P.A., Minneapolis, MN
  • Greg Heller, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, GA
  • Richard McLaren, Professor of Law & Interim Dean, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP, and Member, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jim McKeown, Partner and Chair, Antitrust Practice Group, Foley & Lardner LLP, Milwaukee, WI
  • Matthew J. Mitten, Professor of Law and Director, National Sports Law Institute and LL.M. in Sports Law Program for Foreign Lawyers, Milwaukee, WI
  • Barbara Osborne, Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina; Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law; Of Counsel, Collegiate Sports Practice, Ice Miller, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jill Pilgrim, Principal & Business Counsel, Precise Advisory Group, Miami, FL
  • Josephine (Jo) Potuto, Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE
  • Donald Remy, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, IN
  • Michael Straubel, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Sports Law Clinic, Valparaiso University School of Law,Valparaiso, IN
  • Travis Thompson Tygart, CEO, The United States Anti-Doping Agency, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Maureen Arellano Weston, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, School of Law, Malibu, CA
Cost: Free for Marquette University students, faculty, administrators, staff, and recipients of the National Sports Law Institute’s Sports Law Certificate from the class of 2011.  $150 = General Admission.  $25 = Marquette University Law School alumni.  $100 = Paid members of the National Sports Law Institute, subscribers to NSLI products, or members of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  $50 = Law students from other law schools besides Marquette.  Everybody, including people admitted for free, must register in advance.  Register here.


The NSLI will apply for CLE credit to any state for which a conference or seminar attendee seeks credit. However, individual attorneys must pay the fees associated with any applications.

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.