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Second Annual Virginia Sports Law Symposium

Virginia’s second annual Sports Law symposium will focus on Vice and Morality in Sports.

What: Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal and the Virginia Sports Law Society’s second annual symposium: Vice and Morality in Sports

When: March 8, 2013 (9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Where: Caplin Pavilion, UVA Law (580 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903)


8:00 – 8:45 A.M. —  Check-in and continental breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 A.M. —   Opening Remarks, Caroline Ryon, VaSE Editor-in-Chief

9:00 –  9:45 A.M. —   Ethical Issues for Sports Agents

9:45 – 10:00 A.M. —   Break

10:00 – 10:45 A.M  —  Legal and Practical Issues for Women in Sports and the Sports Law Industry

10:45 – 11:00 A.M. — Break

11:00 – 11:45 A.M. — Gambling and Corruption in Sports

11:45 A.M. – 1:15 P.M. — Networking Lunch for Panelists and Attendees

1:15 – 2:00 P.M. — Penalties for Athletes

2:00 – 2:15 P.M. — Break

2:15 – 3:00 P.M. — Lockouts, Greed, and Collective Bargaining


Ethical Issues for Sports Agents

Legal and Practical Issues for Women in Sports and the Sports Law Industry

Gambling and Corruption in Sports

  • Tom Ostertag (’81), Major League Baseball vice president and senior counsel
  • Rob Plummer (’94), MLB agent
  • Ryan Rodenberg, Florida State University Sport Management professor
  • Jeffrey Standen (’86), Williamette College of Law professor

Penalties for Athletes

  • Robert Block, Soccer Foundation former executive director
  • Gabe Feldman, Tulane University Law School professor
  • Barbara Osborne, UNC Exercise and Sports Science professor
  • Brian Socolow (’90), Loeb & Loeb partner

Lockouts, Greed, and Collective Bargaining

  • Gabe Feldman, Tulane University Law School professor
  • Bryan Stroh (’02), Pittsburgh Pirates vice president and general counsel
  • Ben Block (’01), Covington & Burling partner

Cost: Free. $100 for attorneys who wish to receive CLE credit. 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.

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