Last updated on: 1/7/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Maxwell J. Mehlman, JD Biography

Title:
Director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“There is nothing inherently wrong with athletes using relatively safe drugs. People simply find it distasteful. It offends their aesthetic sensibilities…

Tastes change, as perhaps they will when people realize that the ultimate justification for the policy against all drugs in sports is the same reason that we get upset when the neighbors paint their house purple.”

“What’s Wrong with Using Drugs in Sports? Nothing,” USA Today, Aug. 11, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), School of Law
  • Director, The Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
  • Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
  • Deputy Director for Legal and Regulatory Analysis, Center for Genetics Research Ethics and Law, Case Western Reserve University
  • Recipient, Marjorie Guthrie Award, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 2005
  • Recipient, President’s Award, American College of Legal Medicine, 2003
  • Fellow, The Hastings Center, 2003
  • Professor of Law, CWRU, 1990-1996
  • Associate Professor of Law, CWRU, 1987-1990
  • Associate Director, The Law-Medicine Center, CWRU School of Law, 1985-1987
  • Assistant Professor of Law, CWRU, 1984-1987
  • Attorney, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC, 1975-1984
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970
  • Rhodes Scholar, 1970
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1975
  • BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University (Brasenose College), 1972
  • BA, Political Science, Reed College, 1970
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Use of Illegal Performance Enhancing Drugs by Some Athletes Coerce Other Athletes to Also Use Them to Remain Competitive?