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ASU Sports & Entertainment Law Journal Presents Volume 1 Issue 2

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University announced the publication of its inaugural edition of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal at the first Arizona State University Sports & Entertainment Law Conference, held in late 2010.  For a first issue of a Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, I was pleasantly surprised with the authors and content included within the Journal.

In November of this year, I was honored to be a part of Arizona State’s 2nd Annual Conference On Sports & Entertainment Law, speaking on the collective bargaining agreements within the “Big 4 Sports” along with Sports Agent Regulation.

Today, I am proud to announce that the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal has very recently presented Volume 1 Issue 2 of its Journal.  The publication is available online for a limited time in digital format free of charge (download Volume 1 Issue 2 here).  If you would like to purchase a print version please contact [email protected].

The second edition includes the following articles:

1.  Boxing: One Last Cry for National Uniformity, Isai Molina
2.  Genetic Doping: The Lance Armstrong Case as a Preview for Future Regulations, Jason Steiner
3.  Mixing Contests and Sweepstakes with Entertainment Programming, Joy R. Butler
4.  Amateurism – Outdated or Still a Vital Concept?, Elsa Cole
5.  Let’s Make a Deal: Examining the Contentious Relationship Between the National Hockey League and Kontinental Hockey League, Ross Appel
6.  Give my Regards to The United States Copyright Office? A Determination of Whether Copyright Protection Should be Extended to Stage Directions, Ryan Byrnes

Congratulations to the entire staff at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University’s Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, including Kellen Bradley, who was an excellent ambassador for his school while I was in Tempe, Arizona in November.

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.