Last updated on: 11/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul C. McCaffrey, JD Biography

Title:
Law Associate at K&L Gates LLP
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“The illicit use of performance-enhancing substances -- commonly referred to as ‘doping’ -- is irreconcilable with the spirit of sport. […]

The concept of fair play is central to both the ‘spirit of sport’ and due process. The use of illicit substances to enhance athletic performance is offensive to this concept.”

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Law Associate, K&L Gates LLP
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association (Pennsylvania)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Executive Articles Editor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 2005-2006
Education:
  • JD, Washington University School of Law, 2006
  • BA, summa cum laude, University of Kentucky, 2003
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Does the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs Violate the "Spirit of Sport"?