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American University Washington College of Law Sports Law Panel

What: American University Washington College of Law Sports Law Panel – Out Of Bounds: Tackling The Athlete-Agent Relationship From Amateur Athletics To The Pros

When:  Thursday, October 27, 2011 (4:00-5:30 p.m.)

Where:  American University Washington College of Law (Room 602)

AU WCL’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society is hosting a panel discussion regarding the athlete-agent relationship, NCAA regulation of athletes, and the impact of legislation concerning both subjects.


  • Moderator: Kevin Blackistone, Panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn
  • Howard Shatsky, Certified NFLPA Contract advisor and WCL professor
  • Mark Levin, Director of Salary Cap and Agent Administration at the NFLPA
  • Patrick Nero, George Washington University Athletic Director

Cost: Free. Registration is required for all attendees.  Click here to register and make sure to choose the 10/27 event on the drop-down menu.

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.