J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law 1988
After graduating from Yale College with a major in political science, Slade worked in Admissions and taught U.S. History at the Taft School. He then earned his J.D. at the University of Connecticut. While in law school, he was a wrestling coach for three years at the Avon Old Farms School. He moved to Washington, DC to work for Advantage International representing professional tennis players and baseball players. In 1989 he moved to Phoenix and started his own company representing players and presenting arbitration cases for baseball players.
While in Arizona, Slade became active in local politics sitting on two school boards and serving a term in the Arizona State Senate where he was the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee. In 2004 he unsuccessfully ran for Arizona Superintendent of Education. He has served on numerous foundation and museum boards. In 2006 he contracted with PBS and produced a documentary for Arkansas public television.
Over the past ten years Slade has lectured on Sports Law at the University of Southern California School of Law, Arizona State University, University of Connecticut and shared his PBS material with numerous high schools.
Slade grew up a faculty brat at the Salisbury School where both his parents taught. He teaches US Government and enjoys a lively Harkness style class coupled with a parade of guest speakers. Slade and his wife Alison Greene live off campus. They have two daughters, Lindsay who lives at home and Sierra who is serving in the Peace Corps.