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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/30/12)

Finally a weekend where I get to relax at my home base (Miami, Florida).  Please do not take that as me complaining, though, since I absolutely love traveling the country to speak to individuals who are passionate about Sports Law.  I have to give love to former Duke basketball player Jon Scheyer making Aliyah.  Always happy to see the Miami Heat hand the Dallas Mavericks a crushing defeat.  I just finished final edits on a paper titled, Football v. Football: A Comparison of Agent Regulation in France’s Ligue 1 and the National Football League.  The article will be published in the Pace I.P. Sports, Entertainment Law Forum in the near future.  Here are some stories I failed to cover over the past week:




Sports Law

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.