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The Tulane Law School Sports Law program provides students with the background necessary to understand and handle problems unique to the sports industry.

Student Bios


Sports LawStephen Aarons 

Stephen is a first year student from Austin, TX. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2006 with a degree in finance he returned home to work with Wells Fargo Private Bank in Austin. Following that position he spent the past two years as a financial analyst for a Real Estate Investment Group, also in Austin. Stephen spent some of his down time coaching basketball for local JCC's Maccabi team. Stephen is a very passionate University of Texas and University of Maryland sports fan, as well as the San Antonio Spurs. His favorite players are Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant and Lebron James. Stephen is excited to be involved with the sports law society in his first semester at Tulane and looks forward to making an impact with the society and in the Sports Law program throughout his time at Tulane.

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Sports LawErinn Banks 

Erinn is a second year student from Denver, CO. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in French and English Literature. Erinn's favorite sports teams are the Colorado Rockies and New Orleans Saints. She has been involved in the Sports Law Society since her first year. This summer, Erinn worked with Tulane Athletics in NCAA Compliance.

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Sports LawEmma Barnett

Emma is a third year student from Montclair, NJ. She graduated from Tulane University in 2007, with a degree in both English and Philosophy. After graduation, she moved to New York City, where she worked as a paralegal for White & Case, LLP. Upon returning to New Orleans for law school, she has been actively involved in the Sports Law Program. Following her 1L year, she worked as a Legal Intern for the New Orleans Hornets, and has been interning part-time for the team ever since. She currently serves as Senior Notes & Comments Editor of The Sports Lawyers Journal, and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association. She also is currently working as a Graduate Assistant for Tulane University's undergraduate class, "Law & Practice of Sport Business Management" (created by former-Councilman Arnie Fielkow).

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Sports LawSean Dotson 

Sean is a third year law student from Boone, NC. He graduated from Tulane in 2009 with a degree in history and minors in business and spanish, and continued school at Tulane Law for the sports law program. Sean has worked with Impact Sports, Friedman & Salisbury Sports Management, and Phillips Teague Sports & Entertainment. He also spent time as a law clerk in workers compensation court with the Louisiana Workforce Commission in 2011. Sean’s favorite sports teams are the Duke Blue Devils, Arsenal Gunners, and New Orleans Saints. Sean has stayed involved with the sports law program at Tulane, helping write for the Sports Law Newsletter and Sports Law Weekly, and serving as the secretary of the sports law society for the last two years.

Sports LawElizabeth Etherton 

Elizabeth is a third year student from Mobile, Alabama. In 2008, she graduated from Sewanee: the University of the South with an honors degree in British History and a degree in Art History. Elizabeth's favorite sports teams are the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the New Orleans Saints. She has been involved with the sports law program throughout her time at Tulane Law. She currently is one of the legal interns for the New Orleans Saints and serves as a Senior Managing Editor for The Sports Lawyers Journal.

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Sports LawJustin Fielkow 

Justin is a third year student from New Orleans, LA. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009 with a degree in both Economics and History. In addition to working towards obtaining a certificate in Sports Law at Tulane Law School, Justin serves as a Managing Editor for The Sports Lawyers Journal and a Beat Writer covering the New Orleans Saints for Roto Sports, Inc. He also interned with the Jacobson Firm in New York City, the Redwood Justice Fund in California, and the New Orleans Hornets. Originally from Chicago, Justin's favorite sports teams are the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Saints, and of course, the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Sports LawCorey Grant 

Cory is a second-year student from Mesa, Arizona with a degree in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas. Cory hopes to one day work for a professional sports team or league in a legal context. His favorite sports teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition to being Vice-President of the Sports Law Society, Cory is also a junior editor for the Sports Lawyers Journal and is a member of Tulane's Alternative Dispute Resolution Moot Court team. Additionally, Cory is training to compete in the New Orleans Ironman in April 2012.

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Sports LawT.J. Henry 

T.J. is a third year JD/MBA from Altadena, CA. After graduating from the Tulane University in 2006 with a double major in finance and business law he stayed in New Orleans to work as a Registered Associate at Smith Barney. T.J.'s favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers, and Galaxy and the New Orleans Saints. T.J. has been involved in the sports law program throughout his time at Tulane, serving as both the Chair and Co-Chair of the National Baseball Arbitration Competition. He has been and/or is also involved with the Ruby Vale Corporate Law Moot Court Team, Freeman Consulting Group, and the Business Law Society, among others. When not studying, T.J. enjoys playing on various sports teams and volunteering for a local animal foundation.

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Sports LawMatt Lichtenstein 

Matt is a second year student from Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Princeton University in 2010 with a degree in anthropology. Matt was a field goal kicker for the Princeton Tigers and helped them win an Ivy League championship in 2006. Matt is also an avid soccer player and a member of Tulane’s Club Soccer team. Having grown up in Pittsburgh, he supports the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Pitt Panthers basketball. Matt is heavily involved in Tulane’s sports law program; serving as treasurer of the sports law society and a junior member of the Sports Lawyers Journal.

Sports LawRyan Martin 

Ryan is a second year student from Greensboro, GA. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a degree in History and a minor in Sociology, Ryan worked for two years onboard expedition cruise vessels in Alaska and Japan as a naturalist. Coming to Tulane in 2010, Ryan is pursuing studies in Sports, Entertainment, and Admiralty Law. In addition, to Ryan’s involvement as Co-Chair of the Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition, Ryan is a member of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, a participant in the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Team, and performs pro-bono work for the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Program

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Sports LawNick Sabella 

Nick is a third year student who is in his first year as President of the Tulane Sports Law Society. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2009, he chose to attend Tulane Law School specifically because of the Sports Law Program. Nick has a keen interest in player negotiations and salary cap management. During his first year at Tulane, he interned with the New Orleans Saints, where he worked with numerous departments, including contributing to the legal department with the handling of worker compensation claims filed by former players. In 2010, Nick interned with the New York Jets Football Administration Department, assisting with the monitoring and managing of the team’s salary cap. The following summer, he interned in the Washington Redskins Football Administration Department, helping the team with player contract negotiations during the lock-out shortened offseason. Nick was born in Long Island, New York and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Sports LawAndrew Sensi 

Andrew is a third year student from Fairfax, VA. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a degree in economics he returned home to work at a D.C. law firm in addition to coaching football and track at his high school alma mater. Andrew’s favorite sports teams are the Washington Redskins, Capitals and Wizards. His favorite players are Chris Cooley and Alexander Ovechkin. Andrew has been involved in the sports law program throughout his time at Tulane; serving as the vice president of the sports law society in his second year and as the senior business editor for the Sports Lawyers Journal in his third year.

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Sports LawEmma Stendig 

Emma is a second year student from Maplewood, New Jersey. After graduating from Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) in 2009 with a bachelors degree in religious studies she returned to the tri-state area to work for a boutique tax law firm. She faithfully follows both the New York Mets and the New York Football Giants. Emma actively participates in the sports law program writing for the monthly newsletter The Sports Lawyer and working as a junior member for the Sports Lawyers Journal. She also participates in in the Entertainment Law Legal Assistance pro bono program assisting local artists and musicians with various legal matters. In her spare time Emma enjoys running, playing lacrosse, and exploring New Orleans.

Sports LawAlex Tilton 

Alex is a third-year student from Rochester, NY. After graduating from Yale University in 2006, he worked for two years as a litigation legal assistant at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. Since leaving Cravath, Alex has worked for a variety of sports entities, including Q2 Sports & Entertainment, the NCAA, and IMG. At Tulane, he currently serves as Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal and Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer newsletter.

   
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