Dean Gary Roberts Serves as NFL Network On Air Legal Analyst
Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis Dean, Gary R. Roberts, has been selected to be the on air legal analyst for the NFL Network with respect to the labor dispute that threatened the 2011 professional football season. He taped his first segment for the network on Friday, March 4.
One of the foremost experts on sports law and antitrust law in the country, Roberts has been quoted in numerous media outlets regarding the NFL strike, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post. He has also been quoted on a variety of legal issues in the Associated Press, Forbes, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times The National Law Journal, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today and has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, ABC's Nightline, CBS Evening News , ESPN's Sportscenter and Outside the Lines, McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, NBC Nightly News, and NBC Today Show. He has testified nine times before Congressional Committees.
Dean Roberts joined the Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis in 2007. Prior to being named Dean, he was a faculty member and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University Law School, where he also served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (1990-95) and Deputy Dean (2001-07).
Dean Roberts formerly practiced at the firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C., working with Paul Tagliabue and Jeff Pash, where he engaged in antitrust, sports, labor, contract, and trademark litigation.
He co-authored the leading casebook in sports law (Sports and the Law: Text, Cases and Problems, now in its 4th edition) and has published several articles and book chapters on antitrust, labor, and other issues in the sports industry. Dean Roberts has served as president of the Sports Lawyers Association and chairman of the AALS Sports Law Section. He is currently an officer and board member of The Sports Lawyers Association and is editor-in-chief of its monthly on-line newsletter, The Sports Lawyer.
He has served for many years on committees for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), including the Academics, Eligibility & Compliance Cabinet (2004-07) and Student Review Group (2006 -07). Dean Roberts is a certified commercial and sports arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association (2005 - present). He is also a founding member and member of the board of directors for the International Association of Sports Professionals and Executives (2004 - present).