Tulane 2L Taking Questions

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Re: Tulane 1L Taking Questions

Postby TheFailboat » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:11 pm

gwuorbust wrote:Tulane remains a great school and New Orleans is still a great place. I'm originally from FL, went to GWU for undergrad, but am going to be staying in New Orleans at graduation. New Orleans is an amazing place. But if you are going to choose Tulane, I'd advocate that you do it on a sizable scholarship.


Define "sizable." For example, I got $25,000 - would that be sizable enough to leave Tulane in the running? I love New Orleans and would love an excuse to live there for three years. Also, any idea if the finaid people negotiate at all re: scholarships? I know they SAY they don't, but...

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Re: Tulane 1L Taking Questions

Postby tunarat » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:10 am

mcr2011 wrote:How many people in each class are in the Sports Law program, roughly? The program itself sounds really impressive and I'm seriously considering Tulane because of it, but I can't seem to find any information on how many people are involved in it. Clearly there are some success stories of Tulane Law students enrolled in the program who get great internships and go on to work in sports, but I'm wondering how common that is. What do all of the students in the Sports Law program who don't get those great internships/jobs do once they graduate? And also, what are your thoughts on the Sports Law program in general?


I am similarly interested in receiving an answer to this question. The sole reason I applied to Tulane is for the Sports Law Program. They offered me a 30K a year scholarship, but I only plan to attend if the program uniquely adds to the JD (connections/internships/specific knowledge). Otherwise I may choose to attend Hastings (alumni advisor is general counsel of the Dodgers) or Loyola (sports law concentration, 32K/yr and stay in CA). I am looking into plane tickets to Tulane for ASD, but the $$ is making me really decide whether I would truly attend ($250 stipend is really not that much). Thanks in advance!

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Re: Tulane 1L Taking Questions

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:03 pm

tunarat wrote:
mcr2011 wrote:How many people in each class are in the Sports Law program, roughly? The program itself sounds really impressive and I'm seriously considering Tulane because of it, but I can't seem to find any information on how many people are involved in it. Clearly there are some success stories of Tulane Law students enrolled in the program who get great internships and go on to work in sports, but I'm wondering how common that is. What do all of the students in the Sports Law program who don't get those great internships/jobs do once they graduate? And also, what are your thoughts on the Sports Law program in general?


I am similarly interested in receiving an answer to this question. The sole reason I applied to Tulane is for the Sports Law Program. They offered me a 30K a year scholarship, but I only plan to attend if the program uniquely adds to the JD (connections/internships/specific knowledge). Otherwise I may choose to attend Hastings (alumni advisor is general counsel of the Dodgers) or Loyola (sports law concentration, 32K/yr and stay in CA). I am looking into plane tickets to Tulane for ASD, but the $$ is making me really decide whether I would truly attend ($250 stipend is really not that much). Thanks in advance!


While I'm not familiar with the Sports Law program, I do know the following:

1. Tulane students edit the Sports Lawyer Journal, which is the premier journal of its kind
2. Tulane has a certificate in Sports Law
3. A few of my friends have worked with various teams, including the Astros and the Saints (including for post graduation employment).
4. Gabe Feldman
5. There is a sports law society
6. Tulane hosts the Mardi Gras Moot Court Competition, which is the only annual moot court program that focuses on the sports industry
7. Tulane runs the National Baseball Moot Court competition

I think the law school actually has a page dedicated the sports law program somewhere.

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Re: Tulane 1L Taking Questions

Postby mcr2011 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:51 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:
tunarat wrote:
mcr2011 wrote:How many people in each class are in the Sports Law program, roughly? The program itself sounds really impressive and I'm seriously considering Tulane because of it, but I can't seem to find any information on how many people are involved in it. Clearly there are some success stories of Tulane Law students enrolled in the program who get great internships and go on to work in sports, but I'm wondering how common that is. What do all of the students in the Sports Law program who don't get those great internships/jobs do once they graduate? And also, what are your thoughts on the Sports Law program in general?


I am similarly interested in receiving an answer to this question. The sole reason I applied to Tulane is for the Sports Law Program. They offered me a 30K a year scholarship, but I only plan to attend if the program uniquely adds to the JD (connections/internships/specific knowledge). Otherwise I may choose to attend Hastings (alumni advisor is general counsel of the Dodgers) or Loyola (sports law concentration, 32K/yr and stay in CA). I am looking into plane tickets to Tulane for ASD, but the $$ is making me really decide whether I would truly attend ($250 stipend is really not that much). Thanks in advance!


While I'm not familiar with the Sports Law program, I do know the following:

1. Tulane students edit the Sports Lawyer Journal, which is the premier journal of its kind
2. Tulane has a certificate in Sports Law
3. A few of my friends have worked with various teams, including the Astros and the Saints (including for post graduation employment).
4. Gabe Feldman
5. There is a sports law society
6. Tulane hosts the Mardi Gras Moot Court Competition, which is the only annual moot court program that focuses on the sports industry
7. Tulane runs the National Baseball Moot Court competition

I think the law school actually has a page dedicated the sports law program somewhere.

Thanks for responding. These are essentially all of the main reasons I'm interested in Tulane, and they all sound very appealing and promising, but I can't get a good grasp on how beneficial all of these things are as far as their ability to actually get me into the field.

Does anyone else have any information about how many people are enrolled in the Sports Law program at Tulane, and how many of them actually go on to work in sports? Or any ideas of where I could find this information? I've tried to figure it out myself, but I haven't had much success.

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Re: Tulane 2L Taking Questions

Postby mcr2011 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:02 pm

All I've found so far is this: http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsAcademicPr ... px?id=1726

It says that over the last several years, on average 17 students receive a certificate in Sports Law.

However, it also says that only 1/3 Tulane students receive a certificate (they have them in Environmental, Admiralty & Maritime, Civil, European, and International and Comparative Law as well). So the question becomes, of the remaining 2/3 of the student population, how many of them participate in the Sports Law program, and to what extent?




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