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Careers in Sports Law

Sports law is a highly competitive field and requires a high level of academic excellence, ambition, focus, and enthusiasm that should begin the first day you step foot in Tulane Law School.

Whether you are interested in becoming a lawyer for a professional team or league, a sports agent, working in intercollegiate athletics, or pursuing any number of other sports law careers, it is important to remember that there is a wide array of potential jobs for sports lawyers and a variety of ways in which to obtain them.

In addition to participating in the Sports Law Society, writing for the Journal or newsletter, taking the necessary courses for a sports law certificate, attending the annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference, securing a sports law internship, and cultivating a strong relationship with Professor Gabe Feldman, you should work closely with the Career Development Office to maximize your professional development and polish the materials you submit for internships and permanent positions.

Tulane Law School has internship programs and connections with the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Hornets, the New York Jets, the San Antonio Spurs, the Philadelphia Eagles, the NBA, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NHL and numerous other professional teams and sports leagues, sports agencies, and amateur athletics organizations. Sports law students are encouraged to pursue sports law summer internships after their first year and more traditional internships or summer associate positions in the summer after their second year.

Employers That Have Previously Hired Tulane Students for Summer Positions

  • Academy Sports & Outdoors
  • ESPN
  • Friedman Salisbury Sports Management
  • Gubbins Running Ahead
  • Houston Astros
  • IMG
  • Impact Sports Basketball
  • NCAA
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • New York Jets
  • NFL
  • Octagon
  • San Antonio Spurs
  • SMG World Arenas
  • The Sunbelt Conference
  • Tulane University Athletics Compliance Office
  • Washington Commanders

Positions Currently or Formerly Held by Tulane Sports Law Alumni

  • National Football League, New York, NY, International Commercial Director
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, PA, Director of Legal Affairs
  • NFL New York Jets, New York, NY, General Manager
  • NFL New York Jets, New York, NY, Director of Football Administration
  • NFL New Orleans Saints, New Orleans, LA, Vice President and General Counsel
  • NHL New York Islanders, Plainview, NY, Director of Legal Affairs
  • World Wrestling Entertainment, Stamford, CT, Chief Operating Officer
  • U.S. Tennis Association, White Plains, NY, Senior Director of Business Affairs
  • Atlanta Spirit (parent company of Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers and Phillips Arena), Atlanta, GA
  • Fox Sports Interactive, Los Angeles, CA, Business Development
  • DeBartolo Sports & Entertainment, Columbus, OH, Vice-President and Sports Agent
  • IMG World, San Francisco, CA, Vice-President
  • IMG Football Division, Kansas City, MO, Staff Attorney
  • Xanthus Sports Media Relations for Pro Athletes, San Francisco, CA, General Counsel
  • Jimmy Sexton Sports Agency, Memphis, TN, Sports Agent
  • Pop Warner Football, Langhorne, PA, Chief Operating Officer
  • NCAA Office of Compliance, Indianapolis, IN, Associate Director of Enforcement and Secondary Infractions
  • Collegiate Licensing Company, Atlanta, GA, Associate General Counsel
  • Western Athletic Conference, Colorado, Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Officer
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Director of Rules Education
  • Duke University Athletics, Durham, NC, Chief of Staff
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Senior Associate Athletics Director
  • Texas State University, Office of General Counsel, Houston, TX, Attorney
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance
  • University of Delaware, Dover, DE, Associate Athletics Director
  • Women's Sports Management, Cleveland, OH

Firms With Sports Law Practices Currently or Previously Employing Tulane Alumni

  • Phinia Aten & Associates, Atlanta, GA
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis, Los Angeles, CA
  • Balch & Bingham, Montgomery, AL
  • Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP, New York, NY
  • Duval & Stachenfeld LLP, New York, NY
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Houston, TX
  • Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild, Cincinnati, OH
  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, New York, NY; Houston, TX
  • Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY; Boca Raton, FL; New Orleans, LA; Boston, MA
  • SL Partners (Hanseung Law Offices), Korea
  • Thelen, Reid, Brown, Raysman & Steiner LLP, New York, NY
  • Kimberly K. Haynes & Associates, Atlanta, GA
  • North Pursell Ramos & Jameson, Charlotte, NC

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