Finkel earns law degree from Tulane

Sayde Finkel, daughter of Cheryl Stelter and Steve Finkel of New Kingston, graduated from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans in May.
An honors graduate from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., in 2005, Sayde originally attended Tulane for just one week during August of 2005, but was forced to evacuate just prior to Hurricane Katrina and spent that fall interning at a law firm in Chicago.
In December she “rescued” her belongings from one apartment, moved, and decided to go back to start law school at Tulane in January ’06 where a traditional first year of 34 weeks was condensed into 20 weeks!
Sayde graduated from Onteora High School in 2001 and ranked among the top five students in her graduating class. She also served as president of the student body for two years. During her undergraduate and graduate school summers, she interned for various law firms, the New York Attorney General’s office in Kingston and last summer assisted the corporate consul of The Artist’s Rights Society, a worldwide organization based in New York City that represents and protects the intellectual property rights of artists and their estates.
She plans on working initially in New Orleans while studying for the Bar Exam. An avid artist, she attended Tulane Law because of the school’s national reputation in the field of intellectual property law. Sayde plans on combining her love of art and her law degree to work for a major museum, gallery or sauction house, a nonprofit organization with a significant commitment to the field of art or a law firm whose client base is in the art field.