Last updated on: 12/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Gary Roberts, JD Biography

Title:
Editor-in-chief of The Sports Lawyer
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Nobody doubts that there are a significant amount of premier baseball players who for years have taken steroids, but attendance at baseball games is setting records, TV ratings are up and sales of memorabilia are booming. The people who run sports seem to care, and there’s a legitimate reason to care because these athletes are considered role models. But the public, who just want to be entertained? We’re like the old Romans who like to see people kill each other – we don’t care if these people are ruining their bodies, we just want to see a good performance.”

“Olympics 2008: Tips from Indiana University,” www.newsinfo.iu.edu (accessed Dec. 10, 2008)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor-in-chief, The Sports Lawyers Association monthly online newsletter The Sports Lawyer
  • Dean and Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law, Indiana University, 2007-present
  • Certified commercial and sports arbitrator, the American Arbitration Association, 2005-present
  • Founding member and member of the board of directors, International Association of Sports Professionals and Executives, 2004-present
  • Former President, Sports Lawyers Association
  • Former Deputy Dean, Sumter Davis Marks Professor of Business and Corporate law, and Director of the Sports Law Program, Tulane University, 1983-2007
  • Associate Attorney, Covington and Burling LLP
  • Admitted to the US Supreme Court bar and five courts of appeal, 1978
  • Admitted to the District of Columbia state bar, 1976
  • Former clerk for the Honorable Ben C. Duniway, Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals, 1975-1976
  • Admitted to the California state bar, 1975
Education:
  • JD, Stanford University, 1975
  • BA, Bradley University, 1970
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Should Steroid Use Be Accepted in Sports?