Last updated on: 11/7/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Lewis Kurlantzick, LLB Biography

Title:
Zephaniah Swift Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Athletes are in a position to make a decision about what behavior is in their best interest, to weigh the risks and benefits according to their own values. And a paternalistic rule that attempts to prevent the athlete from harming himself runs counter to the important values of independence and personal choice. […]

There is good reason to question the prevailing view in the sports community that performance-enhancing drugs are bad and that their use should be banned.”

“Is There a Steroids Problem? The Problematic Character of the Case for Regulation,” New England Law Review, Apr. 12, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Zephaniah Swift Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers, New York Stock Exchange, and American Arbitration Association
  • Former Special Master for the United States District Court in Connecticut
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, American Law and Economics Association
Education:
  • LLB, Harvard University Law School, 1968
  • BA, Wesleyan University, 1965
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Potential Negative Impact on the Athlete's Health a Valid Reason to Ban Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports?
  2. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?