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Hometown: Southfield, MI
Undergrad: Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Specialization in Sales
Field of law I would like to work in: Contracts
Why did I decide to study law: My dream since I was a kid was to be a sports attorney because of its combination of sports, travel and interpersonal communication during the negotiation process. After interning at a local sports agency I was able to see the hard-work preciseness and diligence that an attorney as to maintain and that is when I was sure this was the profession for me
Why am I apart of SELS: I chose to be a part of SELS because I felt that SELS would be a great networking organization that would make a great impact on my life and career. Also, SELS is an organization that I felt I could make a difference in by bringing my ideas and hard-work to in order to benefit other students to advance in the sports and entertainment field.
|Vice-President of Entertainment|
Hometown: I'm from Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate Studies. I attended Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA from 2004- 2008. I graduated with a B.A. In Political Science/Pre-Law.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School: I began my studies at Cooley in the Fall of 2011, I am currently in my 5 term at Cooley and I am a 2nd Year Law student. After graduating from Cooley I hope to practice in the fields of Property Law, Family Law, and Entertainment Law.
Why study Law? I am a strong believer in not being taken advantage of, and in life a lot of times people are ignorant to certain things because of lack of information and knowledge of the situations that they involve themselves in. Law is a field of study that enables me to have some sort of control about why and what things are happening, and my ability to solve them.
Why apart of SELS?
I joined SELS on the basis that it deals with two interest of study that I enjoy and that is both Sports and Entertainment. It was an organization that I felt had the potential of being something even more than it was. Although, it is a field of study that is not easy to enter into, it is an organization that Is another way to reach out to Cooley students as well as the Community.
|Vice-President of Sports|
Charles "Scott" LaPeer
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Undergrad: Liberty University
Degree: B.S. in Communications - Broadcasting
Term: 5th term
Field of law: Litigation (civil or criminal - undecided)
Why I chose law school: Because I wanted to do something with my life that would enable me to live comfortably, and in one place for a long time. I wanted to seek a career more conducive to eventually establishing a family.
Why I'm in SELS: Sports are my passion and I wanted to learn and experience more about the legal aspects of sports.
Hometown: Washington Heights, New York
Undergrad/grad schools: Brooklyn College
Degrees: B.S. in Business Management and Finance
term at Cooley: 4th Term
field of law you wish to work in: Sports and Entertainment, Immigration, Education
why did you decide to study law: I really wanted to be a singer but since I can't hold a single note I figured I can be close to an artist or two by representing them.
why are you apart of SELS: I am apart of SELS because I my vast interest in sports and Entertainment. Additionally networking and share previous experience is important with in Sports and entertainment.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Undergrad/grad schools: East Stroudsburg University
Degrees: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science
Term at Cooley: 4th
Field of law you wish to work in: Corporate
Why did you decide to study law: Decided to study
law because I wanted to make a difference in peoples’ lives by
educating them in the field of law and using it to their advantage
Why are you apart of SELS: I am a part of SELS
because I would like to handle contracts and dealing with the
entertainment and sports industry is an area that would allow me to
Hometown: Gulfport, Mississippi
Undergrad/grad schools: University of Southern Mississippi
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Paralegal Studies and an Associate's Degree in Political Science
term at Cooley: 5th term
field of law you wish to work in: Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Legislative Law (with emphasis in public relations), Entertainment Law, International Law
why did you decide to study law: I decided to study law because I want to provide clients with quality representation - something most people do not receive today. Also, I love helping people but did not want to go to medical school so law school was the way to go!!!
why are you apart of SELS: I decided to become a part of SELS in order to learn more about the entertainment aspect of the law. I love public relations and wanted to network with successful people in order to see if this area was really as interesting and exciting as I imagined it would be.
Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergrad/grad schools: University of Central Florida
Degrees: Legal Studies
Term at Cooley: 3rd term
Field of law you wish to work in: Sports, criminal, and real estate law
Why did you decide to study law: To know my rights so I can teach others theirs.
Why are you apart of SELS: I would love to have a career within sports law, and this is the first step towards achieving that goal. Also, to network not only with the public but with fellow students.
|Philanthropy Coordinator |
Hometown: Drums, PA
Undergrad/grad schools: The Pennsylvania State University
Degrees: Marketing and Labor and Employment Relations
Term at Cooley: 4th term
Field of law you wish to work in: Sports or corporate law
Why did you decide to study law: I ultimately decided to study law in order to succeed more quickly in the business world.
Why are you apart of SELS: I joined SELS to gain a better understanding of how the sports and entertainment legal fields operate. Also, being a member of such an organization is an excellent networking tool.
| Faculty Advisor||Prof. Linda Kisabeth|