Role Model

Gabe Feldman

Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Gabe Feldman is the Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program. Gabe teaches antitrust law, sports law, negotiation, mediation and contracts.

In 2013, he received a President’s Award for Graduate and Professional Teaching, in recognition of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Before joining Tulane’s faculty, he spent nearly five years with Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he served as judicial clerk to Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida.

Gabe has emerged as one of the leading voices in the country in the growing field of sports law. He is a Sher Garner Faculty Scholar, and the Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance at Tulane University.  He is also a member of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports.

Because of this extensive experience in sports law, Gabe is regularly quoted in national publications and has made numerous appearances on television and radio programs. He also serves as legal analyst for the NFL Network.

In addition to teaching and providing sports law expertise to media outlets, Gabe supports several nonprofit and community organizations as a volunteer. He serves on the boards of the Sports Lawyers Association and Athletes for Hope, a nonprofit organization created to harness the power of sports to drive social change.  He is the Director of Special Olympics New Orleans and has recently helped create a partnership between Tulane and the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in New Orleans. 

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