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Last modified: Friday, January 19, 2007

Tulane law school official named dean of IU School of Law-Indianapolis

Jan. 19, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS -- IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz announced today that Gary R. Roberts, currently the deputy dean of the Tulane University Law School, has been selected dean of the IU School of Law - Indianapolis, pending approval of the IU Board of Trustees.

Roberts is the Sumter Davis Marks Professor of Law at Tulane University and the director of the law school's sports law program. He will assume his duties at IUPUI in July 2007. Roberts succeeds Susanah M. Mead, interim dean.

Vice dean of the Tulane law school from 1990-95, Roberts became deputy dean in 2001. He teaches sports law, antitrust, labor law and business enterprises.

"I am very pleased to have such an experienced, energetic and committed leader at the helm of the IU School of Law - Indianapolis," said Bantz.

IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties Uday Sukhatme added, "Sports law will continue to be a focus of Roberts' scholarly work at IUPUI, and this is most appropriate given the strong sports presence in Indianapolis."

Roberts has advised many major sports clients on legal and business matters and has testified on numerous occasions before Congress as a sports law expert.