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Loyola, USC, & UCLA Present: The Avenues Of Sports Law

What: The sports law societies of Loyola, UCLA, and USC have collaborated to produce the second-annual “The Avenues of Sports Law”

When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Where: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles: Robinson Courtroom (First floor in the Girardi building).  Parking is free.  Map.

The event is currently comprised of three panels: Sports Finance, Athlete Licensing Rights, and NCAA Compliance. There will be three speakers on each panel and each speaker will touch on an area of law or career path that relates to the sports industry.

The event will include some of the brightest minds in sports, including: California State Senator Alex Padilla (who drafted Senate Bill 292, which mandates that Farmer’s Field have a zero net carbon impact and streamlines the judicial process with respect to challenges to the environmental impact report), Daniel Grigsby (partner at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell), Debbie Spander (principal in A-Game, a sports management and media agency), Mark Lee (partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips), Marc Isenberg (sports business consultant, entrepreneur, and author of Money Players) Josh Luchs (former NFL agent who made headlines, and the cover of Sports Illustrated, after he admitted to paying college athletes for the opportunity to represent them), and Rand Getlin (writer-reporter for Yahoo! Sports).

Cost: Free (includes lunch).  Register here.

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.