2016-2017 Executive Board
Will is a third-year law student from Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tennessee in 2007. From 2007-2014, Will served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army. In the summer of 2015, he served as a legal clerk for the Air Force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In the summer of 2016, he interned at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, D.C. Will completed an internship at the Ole Miss Compliance Office during the fall of 2015, and is preparing to publish a paper titled “Mississippi Sports Betting: The Way Ahead” concerning the future of sports betting in Mississippi. Sports have always played an important role in Will’s life and he continues to play golf, tennis, and ice hockey.
Executive Editor–Spender Durden
Spencer is a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law and is the Executive Editor of of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Interested in following the transactions that make the modern professional sports industry the behemoth, he is writing about the application of the Howey Test and its progeny, to sports gambling transactions. Spencer played DIII lacrosse and club rugby at Colorado College and intermittently studied the Classics and English Literature there before enrolling as an Ole Miss Law student.
Business Editor–Brantley Adams
Brantley is a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law and is the Business Editor of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. His paper “World Cup 2020: From FIFA to Terrorism,” was selected to be published by the MSLR at Ole Miss, and received national recognition finishing as the runner-up in the annual Sports Lawyers Association writing competition. Brantley graduated with a double major in History and Philosophy from Mississippi State University in the Spring of 2014 where he played quarterback on the football team before enrolling in law school the following fall.
Senior Online Editor–Evan Brewster
Evan is a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law and the Online Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Interested in college sports, he has worked as an intern at the Ole Miss Athletics Compliance Office, as well as the University of Nevada Athletics Compliance Office. His work on Cuban MLB Immigrants is being published as part of the Spring 2016 issue of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Evan has researched sports gambling, and after seeing sports-books in person in Reno, NV, he wants to continue to explore this issue as it becomes more prevalent in society. Evan is a huge Ole Miss Rebels fan, and if his professional sports teams don’t let him down during the regular season (Chicago Bears), they certainly will if they make the playoffs (Washington Nationals and Memphis Grizzlies).
Senior Notes Editor–Nick Carr
Senior Articles Editor–Suzanne Floyd
Suzanne is a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law and is the Senior Articles Editor of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Her primary interest lies in the ever-expanding business of college sports. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi (2013) in Political Science, with a minor in Spanish.
Managing Articles Editor–Fran Vann
Fran is a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law and is the Managing Articles Editor of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. She is interested in the health implications associated with competitive athletics. Fran is a native of Atlanta, GA, and attended the University of Georgia (UGA) for her undergraduate degree. She played soccer for 14 years and continued recreationally during her time at UGA. She also swam competitively.
Managing Notes Editor–Ashley Brown
Ashley Brown is the managing notes editor. She is currently writing about team mascots that reinforce stereotypes. Prior to law school Ashley was a beast on her co-ed kickball team and she is currently training for her first half marathon.