Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Sharpe

Matthew Sharpe

Matthew Sharpe

Education Information:
B.A. in Journalism, University of Mississippi, 2007
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2010

Current Position: 

Title: Workers’ Compensation and Compliance Coordinator for the New Orleans Saints


What opportunities do you feel Ole Miss Law provided you?

The University of Mississippi School of Law provided me with a comprehensive education and the practical experience necessary in order to be successful. In only three years, my law degree helped me transition from being a student and staying up late in the library to representing clients in a legal clinic. The real world opportunities that the law school afforded me are priceless on many levels.

From a professional networking standpoint, Ole Miss Law is known and respected because of the many graduates who began their illustrious careers in Oxford, Miss. Throughout my experience, the University has maintained a commitment to excellence that continues to serve all students, past and present.


Who was your biggest influence while in law school?
I was fortunate enough to learn from the many wonderful professors while at Ole Miss. From a legal standpoint, I acquired a lot of knowledge from Professor Berry’s Sports and Entertainment Law course—in fact, I still keep the case book on my shelf at work.
From a practical standpoint, Professor Czarnetsky and Professor Cochran offered me more wisdom than I could possibly absorb in the three short years. They truly attempted to mold not just legal scholars, but also professional well-rounded individuals.