Gary R. Roberts

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Gary R. Roberts
Dean of the
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law
In office
July 2007 – 2013
Personal details
Alma mater B.A. Bradley University
J.D. Stanford University

Gary R. Roberts is the former Dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law.[1] Roberts earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bradley University and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1970 and 1975 respectively.

After completing his legal studies, Roberts clerked for Ben C. Duniway on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. In 1976, he entered private practice in Washington D.C. with the firm of Covington & Burling specializing in sports law. In 1983, he became a faculty member at Tulane Law School in New Orleans and eventually was named the Deputy Dean, Sumter Davis Marks Professor of Law and Sports Law Program Director.

Since 1987, Roberts has been on the board of directors for the Sports Lawyer Association and has since edited a monthly sports newsletter and the publication of the Sports Lawyers Journal. He served as president of the association from 1995 through 1997.[2]

As a practitioner of sports law, his clients have included major sports leagues and associations, teams, players, and coaches in the U.S. and England.

Roberts joined the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law as Dean in July 2007.

In October 2015 Roberts announced that he will return to his Alma Mater of Bradley University to assume the position of President of the university starting January 1st 2016.


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